Television and Its Evolution
Everyone knows and needs a television – not just in today’s life but since over a century now. The modern world, with today’s hi tech and interactive televisions cannot operate without one, making it is an integral part of our everyday life.
From black and white to a palette of thousands to millions of colours the TV technology evolved dramatically in the past two decades. This is not the end but the beginning of a new era in television as a device now.
In the late 1920’s the very first television hit the market but and was a magic box for all of that time. However it took many years before the average customer could afford one. A luxury or novel wonder then – a regular communication device nowadays.
After these years of development and experiments finally the 2013 charts showed a 79% of world’s household owning a television set or screen.
The form of television when it became popular was a Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) one that used the conventional transistors semiconductors and a bulk to place and view your shows. Obviously, the initial sets were in black and white similar to the film and cinema. As the advancements in audio visual broadened the horizons of entertainment the technology evolved and the television got its many colours to project on-screen (a rounded one if you recall) which now seems like it never existed.
The ever hungry entertainment market began saturating by every other brand producing the CRT based TV and a lot of competitors cropped up boasting some new feature. Panasonic, Sony, Sanyo, General Electronics and German brands along with Sony were one of the leading providers back in the day. As soon as the concept of LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) was introduced the brands we see today jumped on the bandwagon to create their own niches and brand recognition in the swiftly-ever-developing market. The bulk that a TV was made lesser and lesser till it became just a screen. These flat screen televisions/monitors took the market by storm and several brand started releasing their prototypes.
The transition from the CRT bulk to the compact flat screen was the modification the general consumer welcomed immediately. These displays were low in power consumption and they had the ability to set the level of brightness and display with many other related colour temperature settings and screen ratios. As they used low power the heat omitting process during operation was also reduced. The images became sharp, the display became better than the CRT models after fine-tuning the flat screens for many years. Masses were really attracted by the new technology and its design making them switch over to the flat panels – plus it also became the design trend to own a flat screen cinematic screen.
After the success of LCD’s, a new technology LED (Light Emitting Diode) started replacing the LCD. They are really similar to LCD in looks but a better and upgraded form in the colour and image reproduction was their unique selling point. Samsung and Sony launched different models of its LED TV sets successfully. With the success of the LED, Sony and Samsung wiped out some competition from the scenario.
Recently Samsung came up with its new technology known as Smart TV. Smart TV is a television set with features like internet and interactive features. Apart from the channels you can watch on-demand live streaming and surf around for anything. Every new model comes up with some new features. Some of these sets include android, external storages and countless new features.
In this race, we definitely can never rule out Sony Corporation. Keep in mind Sony became the first far eastern brand to buy Hollywood studios and launch its own entertainment label worldwide capturing a huge market segment.
Sony released its BRAVIA television series. They enhanced all the features, made the pictures rich and perfect giving it a feel of reality. Every year a new technology is released and most of them meet a user’s need. From CRT to 4K, surely the technology has evolved and those progressing with time have been successful in this race, moreover there is still a lot to come.