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Tracking The Evolution Of The Television

Team StoryWeavers|November 21, 2019|

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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About the Author


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Deepthi Chakravarthy

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 storyweavers@byjus.com for anything you may like to share.

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