Friday, 25 February 2011

Rabbit Ears - Antennae

Rabbit Ears - AntennaeMarvin Middlemark invented "rabbit ears", the "V" shaped TV antennae. Among Middlemark's other inventions were a water-powered potato peeler and rejuvenating tennis ball machine.
Color TV was by no means a new idea, a German patent in 1904 contained the earliest proposal, while in 1925 Zworykin filed a patent disclosure for an all-electronic color television system. A successful color television system began commercial broadcasting, first authorized by the FCC on December 17, 1953 based on a system invented by RCA.
Cable television, formerly known as Community Antenna Television or CATV, was born in the mountains of Pennsylvania in the late 1940's. The first successful color television system began commercial broadcasting on December 17, 1953 based on a system designed by RCA.
It was in June of 1956, that the TV remote controller first entered the American home. The first TV remote control called "Lazy Bones," was developed in 1950 by Zenith Electronics Corporation (then known as Zenith Radio Corporation).
The American Broadcasting Company first aired Saturday morning TV shows for children on August 19, 1950.
The very first prototype for a plasma display monitor was invented in 1964 by Donald Bitzer, Gene Slottow, and Robert Willson.
TV closed captions are captions that are hidden in the television video signal, invisible without a special decoder.
Web TV was rolled out in 1996.
Web TV
History of Closed Captioning TV
Plasma TV
Origins of Children's Programming
Remote Controls
History of Cable TV
Color Television
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