Flat-screen televisions for sale at a consumer electronics store in 2008.
Television, sometimes shortened to TV or telly, is a telecommunication medium used for transmitting moving images in monochrome (black and white), or in color, and in two or three dimensions and sound. The term can refer to a television set, a television show, or the medium of television transmission. Television is a mass medium for advertising, entertainment, news, and sports.
Television became available in crude experimental forms in the late 1920s, but it would still be several years before the new technology would be marketed to consumers. After World War II, an improved form of black-and-white television broadcasting became popular in the United Kingdom and United States, and television sets became commonplace in homes, businesses, and institutions. During the 1950s, television was the primary medium for influencing public opinion. In the mid-1960s, color broadcasting was introduced in the U.S. and most other developed countries. The availability of various types of archival storage media such as Betamax and VHS tapes, high-capacity hard disk drives, DVDs, flash drives, high-definition Blu-ray Discs, and cloud digital video recorders has enabled viewers to watch pre-recorded material—such as movies—at home on their own time schedule. For many reasons, especially the convenience of remote retrieval, the storage of television and video programming now also occurs on the cloud (such as the video on demand service by Netflix). At the end of the first decade of the 2000s, digital television transmissions greatly increased in popularity. Another development was the move from standard-definition television (SDTV) (576i, with 576 interlaced lines of resolution and 480i) to high-definition television (HDTV), which provides a resolution that is substantially higher. HDTV may be transmitted in different formats: 1080p, 1080i and 720p. Since 2010, with the invention of smart television, Internet television has increased the availability of television programs and movies via the Internet through streaming video services such as Netflix, Amazon Video, iPlayer and Hulu. (Full article...)
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William Bradley Pitt (born December 18, 1963) is an American actor and film producer. He is the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, and two Golden Globe Awards for his acting, in addition to a second Academy Award, a second British Academy Film Award, a third Golden Globe Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award as a producer under his production company, Plan B Entertainment.
Pitt first gained recognition
as a cowboy hitchhiker in the road film Thelma & Louise
(1991). His first leading roles in big-budget productions came with the drama films A River Runs Through It
(1992) and Legends of the Fall
(1994), and the horror film Interview with the Vampire
(1994). He gave critically acclaimed performances in the crime thriller Seven
(1995) and the science fiction film 12 Monkeys
(1995), the latter earning him a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor
and an Academy Award nomination. (Full article...
The following are images from various television-related articles on Wikipedia.
History of television)
Ad for the beginning of experimental television broadcasting in New York City by RCA in 1939 (from
John Logie Baird's first all-electronic color television system, which used two projection CRTs. The two-color image would be similar to the basic telechrome system. (from Color television)
This live image of actress Paddy Naismith was used to demonstrate
LG Smart TV using the Web browser (from
Nipkow disk. This schematic shows the circular paths traced by the holes, which may also be square for greater precision. The area of the disk outlined in black shows the region scanned. (from History of television)
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