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Tracking The Evolution Of The Television

Team StoryWeavers|November 21, 2019, 06:52 IST| 121

It’s a Sunday morning, and you curl up on the couch in front of the TV. You have a comfy pillow and popcorn next to you, and the day just couldn’t get any better. You turn on your TV…but wait…something is wrong. Your TV has lost all its colour! The images are only in black and white! You frantically try to change the channel, but nothing is changing on the screen. Oh no! You have only one channel! 

This seems like something out of a classic horror movie, right? But that’s how televisions were for the longest time! 

TVs have come a long way from the primitive, black and white TVs to the advanced, digital colour TVs we use today. With November 21 being World Television Day, for this month’s The Evolution of Everything, let’s take a look inside the box in our living rooms and track its evolution. 

Image Sources: ethw.org, earlytelevision.org, knowyourfilmfacts.weebly.com, lg.com

Today TVs have more features than ever before. Some of these features are what we see in smartphones and laptops like internet connectivity, Bluetooth connectivity, and touchscreens to name a few.

TVs have been on a long journey since their inception. Can you spot the differences between the TV in your house and the first mechanical models of the 1920s? What are the differences you can find?

Let us know in the comments!

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Deepthi is an ambivert who is on a steady diet of good food, filter coffee, and self-improvement. Being an ardent reader, storytelling has been her first love and she enjoys exploring how to convey stories compellingly. Having studied psychology and experienced the learning and development field, Deepthi is driven to understand human behavior and to know what makes each of us unique. You are most likely to find her tucked into a cozy corner at a local cafe with a Kindle or a book in hand. If you find her there, stop by and say hello, she'd be eager to learn your story too. Until then, you can ping her at [email protected] for anything you may like to share.

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P. Vishesh

March 2, 2020

Can you make on evolution of phones?Please.


Ritwik

February 1, 2020

Great


Nithya

January 28, 2020

Amazing


Nithya

January 28, 2020

Wow amazing and informative


Anuvarsha

January 28, 2020

Pls let me know about evolution of birds


Gautam Narang

January 28, 2020

I was really inquisitive to know about the evolution of our t.v. Thank for the information team Byju’s.


K R Gautam

January 19, 2020

The quick fact was unknown for me


Chirag

January 14, 2020

Please make how books were evolved


Dhruv Metri

January 3, 2020

This is so informative and amazing


Vijay singh

January 2, 2020

This is amazing and so creative


Abhishek Karmakar

December 31, 2019

This is informative. It’s good to learn the evolution of a device on which I watch movies like Avengers or Deadpool.


TISHA

December 24, 2019

WOW AMAZING I WAS NOT KNOWING THAT THEY WILL BE SO MANY TYPES OF TV


Govardhan Reddy

December 21, 2019

It’s very great to learn new things in this byjus


Shubhi

December 19, 2019

The best thing about BYJUS
It’s interesting to know more?


simran

December 15, 2019

please make one more story on how the telegram evolved


Sagnik

December 13, 2019

Please make one on evolution of mobile phones.


Tanvi zurange

December 11, 2019

I love to learn these things n more information that we did not known.


Nalin.k

December 11, 2019

Now I understand the history of ?


Ayushi

December 7, 2019

Can you tell how is the phone came in .nice learning facts? I want more like this


Sairam

December 6, 2019

Very nice


V .Divyaa dharsini

December 5, 2019

Superb.


Kameshwari

December 3, 2019

Good information to kids and thanks to BYJUS my son is enjoying watching and reading their programme


Shifali

December 3, 2019

Informative and wow im now interested to learn more about these sort of stuffs. Can’t wait for more!


Yathartha Pawar

December 3, 2019

Please make one on evolution of vehicles or mobile phones.


Sai Vaibhav

December 3, 2019

How will they make TV’s.john logi Baird was so intelligent


D.Thirupathi

November 30, 2019

Please tell me the evolution of human beings


Ashwin

November 30, 2019

Can you give some information on rocket?


S.Niharila

November 29, 2019

This is very interesting and learnt many things about televisions.


Poojha

November 29, 2019

Very interesting byjus wonderful


Sara

November 28, 2019

I am proud to be a byjuite and i love to learn and explore new informativefrom byjus


Ritikashree

November 27, 2019

These things are very interesting


Chintalapati Sailaja

November 27, 2019

Nice and interesting. Please make like these facts on 26 /11 so that we easily remember them also .
I love learning facts like these


Mehuli Dutta

November 26, 2019

It was so informative and enjoyable. Also, please make one on how does a spaceship work.
Love u BYJU’S. ??


Gayathri Anoop

November 25, 2019

Thank you for the information…..


Nischay

November 25, 2019

Something about aeroplane were envolved


Tab

November 25, 2019

Thanks allot


Chetan Nagda

November 25, 2019

Good and knowledge full


Som Satwik Deo

November 25, 2019

I didn’t know that mechanical TVs are also there thank you byjus for this kind information I AM PROUD TO BE A BYJUITE


Chirasmita meher

November 25, 2019

Thank you Byju team for clear information, need more video related to invention of other things


HARSHITHAA

November 25, 2019

Surprised to know that there existed mechanical TVs. The article is more informative and useful.


Sameeha

November 24, 2019

I love watching television….and now I realised how it came into reality and even to my home
Thanks to byjus for such an information…
I am also one of your student


Adwait

November 24, 2019

It was realy amazing!!!!!!!


Adarsh

November 24, 2019

Nice fact thnx byjus

And when are the results of teacher day Nasa trip contests gonna come? I cannot just wait for it

??


Pratyush Garg

November 24, 2019

This is wonderful


Adhya Asati

November 24, 2019

Nice isn’t it


Arpita Ranjan

November 24, 2019

Amazing and full of informations


Arpita Ranjan

November 24, 2019

It’s very much interesting and full of informations. Expect for the more stories about the things which we use in our day-to-day life☺☺☺☺


Chinmaya Nayak

November 24, 2019

Excellent information about television from byjus…..loved it…. thank you byjus


Parnika chirala

November 24, 2019

It was so good and I liked it .please send one more


Abhimanyu

November 24, 2019

When I look into the web page of byju’s I get only things that is so informative and ingesting


Vidvat pai

November 24, 2019

Very nice information given to us. Thank you!


Mihit Saxena

November 23, 2019

Below are the difference

1. In 1920 Black and white but now we have colors
2. In 1920 size of the tv was very small but now no limits.
3. In 1920 we operate manually but now remotes are available.


Mihit Saxena

November 23, 2019

Thanks for nice information


Hinal patel

November 23, 2019

Thanks byjus to give information to us


Anushka

November 23, 2019

Very nice this is too informative


Sameer

November 23, 2019

Very informative and interesting.
We get to know the technologies used in that time.
Because of these great scientist we are able to watch television.
Hads off to their innovative brain


Swastika

November 23, 2019

The TV in 1920s seems more like a sewing machine. Now even our mobile phones have a screen bigger than it.


S.V.Vishal

November 23, 2019

Interesting facts about TV,Now I clarified
my doubt about TV.


NITHILAKSHANA

November 23, 2019

Good facts about television .thank you byjus.


Priya

November 23, 2019

I really like this. It is very very… interesting


Sasmit verma

November 23, 2019

Can’t believe tv,s used to be this small


Niranjan

November 23, 2019

Amazing nice and information


K. Srithajani

November 23, 2019

I will watch TV every day but I never thought about this and I am happy to know about this one. It is very interesting
to know these things


K. Srithajani

November 23, 2019

I will watch TV every day but I never thought about this.
This is very interesting and I am happy to know about this ???


Anvi Yadav

November 22, 2019

Fab,brilliant,fantastic


Anvi Yadav

November 22, 2019

I score great in maths and science only because of Byjus


Aryan Heranjwala

November 22, 2019

Great Evolution…
Well I learnt about a new thing today
???


Aryan Heranjwala

November 22, 2019

Great Evolution…
Well I learnt about a new thing today
Proud Byjunite ???


Nitin

November 22, 2019

Difference between mechanical tv and my tv in home
The quality of picture in mechanical TV is very low then my TV in home
Picture in the mechanical TV is very small as compared to the picture in my TV in home
The mechanical TV of the 1920 is black and white while my TV has a millions of colour other than black and white
LED TV in my home is smart and connect with whole world through internet


Bhumi Singh

November 22, 2019

It helps us to known about many things.


Mukutraj navgan

November 22, 2019

Interesting


M.K.DHARSHHAN

November 22, 2019

i read this fully. and its very useful for me.
its very interesting


nawaf shaik

November 22, 2019

nawaf shaik can u help me make a time table for the preparation of
9th as well as 20 th class thank u.


Razin Keelath

November 22, 2019

Informative facts and knowledge from Byjus. Proud being a Byjuite.

Do the evolution of mobiles and laptops or computers.


G.N.HARIHARASUDHAN

November 22, 2019

Very interesting one from you


Aryan Gujarathi

November 22, 2019

Awesome evolution as well as unbelievable evolution!!!


Ashna

November 22, 2019

Wow.Super


Paras gupta

November 22, 2019

Very nice work


Jinisha Patel

November 22, 2019

Good knowledge sharing for TV Revolution.
Jinisha Patel


Museb shaikh

November 22, 2019

WOW!Nice evolution of television. Thanks byju’s for
giving knowledge about television. Thank you.


Mann jawla

November 22, 2019

I am lerning from byju .
They are much better
And interesting .
They have colours.
How amazing ?


Museb shaikh

November 22, 2019

Wow!Nice evolution of television. Thanks byju’s
for giving this information about television.
Thank you.


Niharika Khedekar

November 22, 2019

Interesting


Siddhartha

November 22, 2019

Please make one on the evolution of vehicles


Manav Philip

November 21, 2019

awesome


Gauri Akerkar

November 21, 2019

Through the call it becomes easy to share


Trishan Saha

November 21, 2019

Wow!


Vartika

November 21, 2019

The evolution has been great until now…man is evolving at a very appreciative pace
A very big thank you to BYJU’S for all the fantastic and eye-popping facts..:-)


Akshara

November 21, 2019

Please help me in my social studies. For climate chapter of geography of 9th CBSE


Ayan

November 21, 2019

Thanks a lot dear byjus very good information


Ayan

November 21, 2019

Very good information by byjus thanks a lot dear byjus


Suhani periwal

November 21, 2019

A really great evolution of TV but the credit goes to Barid


Vedanshi

November 21, 2019

My TV is 55 inches so it is a lot bigger than the mechanical one.
The TVs now only come in rectangles whereas earlier the televisions came in all sorts of shapes and sizes.
I really think how people could live with only one channel.


Hima P S

November 21, 2019

Although I don’t watch TV, it’s great to know about its history.


Nivedita pal

November 21, 2019

Thanku byjus for this amazing information


Utkarsha

November 21, 2019

Thank you for this wonderful information


Soham bhardwaj

November 21, 2019

Great byjus keep sending this types of interesting facts and information to us


Soham bhardwaj

November 21, 2019

Great byjus keep sending this types interesting facts and information to us
Thankyou byjus,


Saish

November 21, 2019

1. The first television invented was not
as complex as which we have now….
2.The first televisions had a limited
scope to watch…. But now we have a
variety…..


PRASANJIITH

November 21, 2019

Wonderful information


Sudhakar verma

November 21, 2019

1920s tv was 1st type of tv in the world. Progress was
Towards more and more so, no the tvs are in digital way
Tt is a long journey.


Shubh Saini

November 21, 2019

Today’s T.Vs are much more advance than the ones in 1920s….. As we read in the above lines, the Mechanical
T.Vs had a very low quality and had a display screen as much as the size of tea cup!! And the major difference is that the
Mecanical T.Vs did not have color and had only 1 channel but the modern T.Vs(thankfully) do not have any of this quality

Thank You!!!


S kareemulla

November 21, 2019

It is wonderful that even I also don’t know about it


Asif

November 21, 2019

I want to prepair myself for NDA from class 9 only i want to know the different topic which come in NDA exams


Vaibhav

November 21, 2019

On next year the television will completes it’s 100 years of journey

Wow

Thanks byju’s for giving us this information about the television ????

THANK YOU


Naveen Jangra

November 21, 2019

It was a very affective article and it shown us the history of TVs. I think nobody knowns history of TVs in my family but I know and now I will tell to all my family members ‘History of TVs’. I hope that BYJU’S will give us these articles regularly so that we will get to know what was the history of these things that we are using now-a-days. Thank you BYJU’S for providing this article to us.


Vaibhav

November 21, 2019

The first television was launched in 1920 and after 10 years another type and after 20 years another type of television and it was the only television which runs about 50 years and after that the digital television came.

What a amazing evolution of television ???????????????


Gargi Sharma

November 21, 2019

Wow…..I never knew there were many types of TV’s???????☺️


Vaibhav

November 21, 2019

Amazing!!


Vatsalya

November 21, 2019

I am a BYJUITE and I love to learn these things from Byjus.


Nirvaira

November 21, 2019

Yo I am the first person here
I loved it . Sooooo….. interesting


Vatsalya

November 21, 2019

I am a BTJUITE and I love to learn these things from Byjus.


Aaditya Anand

November 21, 2019

Please make one on how vehicles were evolved


Aaditya Anand

November 21, 2019

Nice and informative


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