Interesting Facts about Television

October 22, 2009 | In: Technology Facts

In 1884 Paul Gottlieb Nipkow, a 20-year old university student in Germany, patented the first electromechanical television system which employed a scanning disk, a spinning disk with a series of holes spiraling toward the center, for rasterization..

By 1927, Russian inventor Léon Theremin developed a mirror drum-based television system which used interlacing to achieve an image resolution of 100 lines.

In 1936, Kálmán Tihanyi described the principle of plasma television, the first flat panel system.

A 103-inch plasma TV from Panasonic is the largest plasma TV currently available in the market.

The first TV commercial showed a Bulova watch ticking onscreen for exactly 60 seconds.

Costing €100,000 (around $140,000), the Yalos Diamond is the most expensive TV in the world.

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