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Television: that great pleasure of humanity

Television has radically changed the way we entertain ourselves inside and outside the home. From its invention until today, never before has it been so pleasant to enjoy its contents. Watching television is without a doubt one of the simplest pleasures in life. It’s a traditional way to relax any day of the week and […]

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Television has radically changed the way we entertain ourselves inside and outside the home. From its invention until today, never before has it been so pleasant to enjoy its contents.

Watching television is without a doubt one of the simplest pleasures in life. It’s a traditional way to relax any day of the week and share unforgettable moments with friends during a great game on TV. From its invention to this day, watching movies and TV shows at home from an Ultra HD television has never been more enjoyable.

But television as we know it today was not always like this. Obviously, much progress has been made since the advent of black and white television or since the first broadcast of color television. We invite you to take a tour through those most memorable moments.

Mechanical television

No one can say for sure who invented the television, of course it was the result of the incessant efforts of various people, spanning several decades across different continents. It is generally accepted that the first television pictures were produced in the 1920s, and that some of the first televisions were made in the 1930s. Their image quality and screen size were extremely limited; the screens were no larger than 3 cm wide, and provided blurry images with shades between reddish and orange.

Electronic television

It was with the advent of electronic television that this device really began to show its potential as the future mainstay of the room. Using cathode ray tubes to display images, the first successful demonstration of electronic television was a simple line and took place in 1927, by 21-year-old inventor Philo Taylor Farnsworth. To be sure, when we think about the incredibly realistic images we see today on Samsung’s quantum dot displays, there is no denying the impressive progress that has been made over the years?

First television show

Of course, television as we know it today would not have really existed without all the television programs that continue to dominate informal conversations to this day. Like the movie “The Queen’s Messenger,” the first drama to aired and aired on television in 1928. Obviously, it was before the days of the Ultra Slim TV and the Ultra HD TV. The quantum dot screens, and not to mention the normal color television.

First live sporting event

In 1936, Berlin was the host city for the Summer Olympics and would be the first sporting event to be broadcast on television. Athletes from the Olympic Village and about 150,000 people watched a total of 72 hours of coverage in special viewing rooms, called Public Television in Berlin and Potsdam.

Color television

It was in 1938 that efforts to produce color images using three monochrome images began almost as soon as black and white televisions were manufactured. The world’s first color broadcast took place just one year after the first successful electronic television demonstration. Made by Scottish inventor John Baird, it also managed to make the world’s first color broadcast a decade later.

First man on the moon

As color television made its way around the world, history was being written in outer space. On July 20, 1969, the Apollo 11 spacecraft landed on the moon. The event was broadcast live to audiences around the world. And while a fifth of humanity gazed breathlessly on Earth, Neil Armstrong left the first human footprint on the lunar surface and declared: “It is a small step for man; a great leap for humanity”.

First Samsung TV

In 1970, the Samsung Electronics company was established, exclusively selling home appliances. During that same year, with just 45 employees, Samsung developed its first television – a 12-inch black-and-white model called the P-3202. And it wasn’t long before it took over as the steadfast market leader in the world of televisions. In 1976, Samsung sold more than a million units in Korea alone. And, in just two years, it reached the 4 million mark, making it the producer of the highest number of black and white televisions in the world.

Digital television

The biggest step that has been taken in the technological evolution of television from the color television was digital television. There was no comparable image quality. Digital TV was just better. And with the choice of MPEG-2 as the world standard, the stage was set and Samsung was ready.

Samsung SUHD TV

And that’s how we arrived in the era of the ultra-slim, Ultra HD TV like the Samsung SUHD TV with HDR (high dynamic range) capability. Based on quantum dot technology, the SUHD TV produces up to 64 times more color variations than conventional 8-bit panel TVs – which is nearly 1 billion color hues. And with quantum dot displays, you also get HDR (up to 1000 units in fact), which produces colors in lighter areas and subtle details in the shadows.

 Samsung QLED TV

The new Quantum dots allow the Samsung QLED TV to express deep blacks and rich details, regardless of how light or dark the scene is, or whether the content is played in a light or dark room. Essentially, it is the world in all its glorious color and detail right there in our home.

Throughout this time, television has been instrumental in bringing unforgettable and intense moments to people around the world. Imagine, for a moment, how incredible it would have been to see Neil Armstrong’s first step on the moon in Quantum Dot. So again we have the entire universe in front of us. Who knows, the next big moment could be the first step on Mars.

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