Where Television Stands Today (Oct, 1933)
It’s pretty amazing to read about the early days of television. Building a TV without a Cathode Ray Tube is like building a computer without transistors. You CAN do it, but man is it a pain in the ass. The “primitive” models he describes with their “flickering red images” remind me of the Nintendo Virtual Boy.
Where Television Stands Today
In this article the well known owner of station WDGY and the owner-operator of the largest private television station, W9 ICI, gives you a resume of the past year’s progress in this fascinating new development.
by DR. YOUNG – Operator, WDGY
IF YOU were one of the comparatively few men who saw the first few television demonstrations, you no doubt were one of the men who said that television would take some time to perfect.
Doubtless you therefore have an avid curiosity about the progress of television in the last twelve months.
From the first crude, flickering red imagesâ€”the best that were available at this time last yearâ€”we have made the following progress:
Radio – Television – Electronics – HELPFUL HINTS FOR 1950 (Mar, 1950)
Wow, that sure is a tiny hearing aid. You almost need giant TV magnifier to see it!
Radio – Television – Electronics – HELPFUL HINTS FOR 1950
Aâ€”Producing large-size images from TV screens of nominal dimensions, this glare-less, flat and extremely thin lightweight screen utilizes the Fresnel principle of magnification. Advantages are claimed to include good optical quality and freedom from edge distortion. The magnifying element of the screen is a thin sheet of Plexi-glas into which hundreds of tiny circular grooves are pressed. It includes a glare filter and enlarges the image from a 10-in. TV tube up to the size received on a 16-in. tube.
TV Goes Out (Jul, 1966)
You’d think that if their owners were really so swinging they could think of something better to do at the beach than watch TV…
TV Goes Out
A GROWING demand for TV sets that, like their swinging owners, go-go anywhere has led Exide to produce the Personal Power Pack. The unit contains a lead/acid storage battery and a charger. The output is 12 volts DC. The new carry-around TV sets being offered by Philco, Sony, Panasonic and others operate on either 117 volts AC or 12 volts DC. A home-type portable that operates on AC only also can be powered by Exide pack if an inverter (costing about $60) is put between pack and set to change the DC to 117 volts AC. Exide now is working on a pack that will include an inverter. One charge runs a small TV set about eight hours; battery life is put at 1,000 hours. The price is $39.95.