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On the Lighter Side => Famous Scientists, Doctors and Inventors => Topic started by: syhprum on 25/12/2017 07:00:03

Title: Who invented television
Post by: syhprum on 25/12/2017 07:00:03
Television had many inventors and most countries claim theirs was the first in the world, what is the official line
Title: Re: Who invented television
Post by: alancalverd on 26/12/2017 08:29:12
AFAIK the principle of the raster scanning disk was first demonstrated by Nipkow (Russia) but Baird (UK) was the first to apply it to an image broadcast system with sound. Whilst this certainly stimulated a market, the mechanical scan system was an evolutionary dead end and was quickly replaced by electron beam scanning (orthicon - Farnsworth and Zworykin,  USA) that saw (lots of) daylight on special occasions such as the 1936 Olympics . The British Broadcasting  Corporation adopted the  superior EMI camera for a regular and practical national service but color broadcast depended on the development of the more stable vidicon (RCA, USA).
Title: Re: Who invented television
Post by: syhprum on 26/12/2017 12:14:47
Although the technical developments that made modern TV possible were they American they lagged behind Europe in getting a broadcast system going with Germany, UK and France ahead of them.