3D Color-TV is Here!
Remote operator of nuclear reactor can now view in depth and color
By LOUIS E. GARNER, JR.
Three-dimensional coior-TV is now providing realistic viewing of adjustments inside a nuclear reactor. Use of stereo allows the precise depth perception necessary for correct positioning of controls, and use of color-TV permits quick identification by the control operator of reactor equipment in the dangerous area where no human is safe.
TV Moves in on 3-D — Camera Sends Two Pix, Eye Sees One
TV has invaded 3-D. On test programs, ABC has alternately telecast scenes as they would be seen with the left and the right eye. A rotating disk—half clear plastic, half mirrored—is set up before the camera (above left). A direct shot is taken through the clear plastic; then an image, bounced to the mirrored half by a second mirror three inches to one side, is photographed. Every 60th of a second, a picture appears on an alternate tube of a twin-tube receiver (above right) and is projected through its own polaroid filter onto a screen. A viewer with polaroid specs sees one picture with one eye at a time, but the brain holds the image and fuses it with the next one.
Behind the SCENES with TELEVISION
Scientists experimenting in the field of television predict the perfection of practical home sets within a short time. This article explains the present status of television and tells of various methods of visual reproduction used in present Radio sets.
WILL tomorrow’s home entertainment be furnished by a television set which, at the turn of a button, presents on a screen a visual and audible reproduction of a scene being enacted on a stage hundreds of miles away? If predictions of experimenters now working on television apparatus are to be believed, this is exactly what will be possible within a few years.
A Fan Motor Television Receiver For Experimenters
by L. B. ROBBINS
Here is a simple and easily-built type of television receiver with which you can pick up the television images now being transmitted over the air from a number of stations.
THE time is now ripe for radio fans who build their own sets to construct a television receiver. Several broadcasting stations are on the air transmitting on both long and short waves, and have so perfected their apparatus that a simple receiver like that illustrated in the accompanying drawings will bring out the pictures with a fair degree of clarity and brilliancy.
This is one of those articles where they happen to get it exactly right. How many people alive today have ever even seen a mechanical television? The CRT is probably one of the more important inventions of the last century. It made TV and computer displays practical and economical. It was even used for data storage.
Kids growing up today will never learn the joy and muscular-skeletal pain one received simply by attempting to lift a 30″ TV on to a table.
Fastest Television Scanner – The Cathode-Ray Tube
Television receivers of tomorrow will employ this newest scanning device, which “paints” the image on a fluorescent screen with a beam of electrons moving at incredible speed.
THE Cathode-Ray Tube gives every promise of becoming the real panacea for all of television’s problems. There are strong rumors that one of the largest television and radio interests will, probably, place on the market this season a television receiver for home entertainment, in which a specially designed cathode-ray tube will do the scanning, and take the place of the now familiar revolving scanning disc and motor. The cathode-ray tube has several notable advantages over the mechanical scanners; one of which is that it eliminates all rotating or other moving mechanical parts.
Celebrity Basement Bridge doesn’t really have the same ring to it.
Bridge Games Shown from Life on Screen
FOLKS who enjoy playing the game of bridge will soon be able to step into their favorite movie theaters and watch an actual bridge game being played on the movie screen. It will be a picture from life, not a mere movie—the players will be located in the basement of the theater, and the scene shown will be an actual reproduction of their plays, flashed upon the screen by an ingenious arrangement of lights and mirrors.
Muting the TV used to be a bit trickier.
make a “SHADDAP”
By Robert Hertzberg
ARE some of those long-winded commercials spoiling your TV pleasure? You can cut them off temporarily, without getting up from your chair, by means of a simple gadget you can assemble and install in twenty minutes.
24-inch Television Tubegets the once-over by two General Electric executives who wear eye protectors in case tube should shatter. The giant picture tube is here mounted on a glass-to-metal cone sealer. The smallest television tube made at G.E.’s Syracuse plant measures 8-1/2 inches. Limited production of king-size tube is to get under way soon.
“Tele-Talkies” in Color Latest Feat in Radio
Radio’s latest surprise, talking pictures in color, will soon be available to every home. Artists are now to literally stage performances in your living room.
A VERY pretty girl in a fancy dress of many colors sat before a transmitter in a certain section of the Bell Telephone Laboratories in New York City the other Jay. Just a few steps away, in an adjacent room, a group of famous scientists and journalists, evincing the utmost curiosity, concentrated their attention upon a television receiving apparatus.
AIRBORNE MOVIES WITHOUT VIDEO
Airlines have been showing movies on jet flights for some time. The first system used a single projector and a single screen (like a conventional theater). But it was hard for some passengers to see the screen, so a video system was tried.