Evolution of TV 1920-2020 (Video)

Over the last 100 years, there have been massive leaps in the evolution of TV technology. From tiny screens in huge cabinets, to huge screens with no cabinet. From black & white to glorious colour. Truly amazing!

Bite size evolution of TV

  • 1920s – Introduction of the mechanical television in large cabinets
  • 1930s – Improvement in picture quality and cabinet design
  • 1940s – 480 lines of resolution and improved audio
  • 1950s – Porthole TVs appeared then quickly disappeared. Emergence of the first colour TVs but expensive.
  • 1960s – Colour TVs become cheaper and start to sell really well. Introduction of the remote control.
  • 1970s – Explosion of different television designs with some including cassette and radio players.
  • 1980s – The furniture aspect of TV design disappeared and screens got larger. LCD made its debut.
  • 1990s – Combination TV/VCR were quite popular. Technology advanced with the first flat HDTV being introduced. Plasma televisions also debuted.
  • 2000s – CRT TVs remained popular as HD channels could be accessed with an inexpensive top box. LED TVs arrived to compete with LCD and Plasma. HDTVs started to get smarter.
  • 2010s – 4K, LED and 3D televisions took off. TVs also became smarter and more affordable. They even got even thinner so many people began mounting them on walls.
  • 2020s – Watch this space!

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