Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Random Cutting - Baird TV (1927)

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This 1927 cutting shows the genesis of the British television industry we all know and love.
On January 26th 1926 the scientist and inventor John Logie Baird gave the world's first demonstration of a working television system, showing live transmission of a moving object, to members of the Royal Institution in London. The resolution of the screen was only 30 vertical lines (later analogue TVs were 405 and, even later, 625 horizontal lines).
When the BBC started transmitting TV programmes in 1936 they alternated the Baird system with one developed by the Marconi-EMI Company. Unfortunately the Marconi System proved to be superior and it was adopted and the Baird System dropped.

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