It was known as the fad that would never replace radio, the unwelcome intrusion in the home and the box in the corner. It was also described as the box they buried Morecambe and Wise in after the double act made a disastrous early appearance.
But the television, rather like these future small screen superstars, endured and became massive hits.
The television has grown in size and popularity over the first 90 years or so since John Logie Baird gave his first demonstration. We have gone from a situation where very few people HAD a television to the point now where very few people DON’T have one.
A major turning point was the Queen’s Coronation in 1953 - the biggest outside broadcast to that date - when many bought a set for the occasion and virtually the entire population was huddled around one somewhere to view proceedings on a screen that was something like a postage stamp compared to today.
The technology has improved over the years but nowhere near as quickly as over the last 15 to 20 years. Televisions have developed way past all recognition and bear little resemblance to those sets of the 50s, 60s and 70s which are very much part of the living memory of people still around today.
We thought it would be a good idea to take a trip back in time and remind you of some of the most important dates in the evolution of the television:
Keeping up to date with the latest technology can be a challenge with upgrades and new innovations to the way we watch proceeding at quite a pace - but one thing you can be certain of is that Digiland will continue to move with the changes and offer you the very latest products available. Why not call into our store and see for yourself?
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