The Revolution of Color T.V.

By: Joia Simonson

1862- The First Still Image is Sent

Abbe Giovanna Caselli invented the Pantelegraph. The Pantelegraph was used to transmit handwriting, images. Caselli was the first person to transmit a still image over telegraph lines.
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1900- We have the word Television

At the World's Fair in Paris Constantin Perskyi first used the word Television.

This is where that fair was held.

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1900-1927- We get closer.

Various Inventors work on developing a reliable Television set. The first versions were complete failures. Here is a picture of one of the successful TV's.
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1930- BBC

British Broadcasting Corporation begins regular airing of Television. You can now watch TV shows.
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1940- Look at that Color

Peter Goldmark invents a 343 line of resolution color Television set.

This was the beginning of Color TV.

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1948- There's a lot going here

Cable was introduced to Pennsylvania to offer TV to rural areas.

Louis W. Parker was given a patent for low-cost television set.

One Million homes in America have televisions.

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1954- First Commercial Color TV

RCA creates the first commercial color TV.

It cost $1,000 when first released.

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1956- Failure or Success?

Time magazine called the color TV an ¨industrial flop¨. Meaning it was a failure, which we all know changed.
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1967-Color Broadcasts

Most broadcasts are now in color. THere are still broadcasts that are in black and white though.
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1972- Halfway There

Color TV is becoming more popular. Half of the US TV sets are color.
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Present Day

We have huge projector TV's that are color. We have home theaters.
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IMPACT of the Color Television

Color TV was a huge step in electronic development. Today, when we watch TV we don't know anything other than color TV. TV helped pave the way for other color devices. In present times our lives revolve around our electronics. As a whole, we watch a ton of people spend a lot of their time watching TV. That's a huge part of our culture and lifestyle. TV has developed to be a huge part of American lifestyle and culture.

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