Saturday, October 01, 2011

Happy 60th Birthday, Color TV: 1951 -2011

Color TV: "The fabric of the rainbow riding piggyback on an invisible stream of electrons."


According to this website, this week marks the 60th birthday of color TV, although other sources report that color broadcasts actually started on June 25, 1951 on CBS. 

In 1956, RCA prepared the video above titled "The Story of Color Television," with this commentary:

"The world of color - color captivates attention and brings the beauty of creation close to home. Color transforms the commonplace into the beautiful, it makes the humdrum memorable. Color, the fabric of the rainbow riding piggyback on an invisible stream of electrons."

5 Comments:

At 10/01/2011 3:14 PM, Blogger Matt Burgess said...

Colour tv arrived here in New Zealand in 1975.

Coincidentally, there was a state monopoly on tv broadcasting.

 
At 10/01/2011 6:49 PM, Blogger Craig said...

Colour tv arrived here in New Zealand in 1975.

Don't feel bad. It didn't arrive at my house until about then, either. Dad refused to shell out for one of the things. Whenever we'd whine to him about it, he'd insist it wasn't perfected yet.

Mom, in one of her first blatant acts of wifely insubordination, just ordered one and had it delivered. I think Dad was secretly pleased.

 
At 10/02/2011 1:04 AM, Blogger KauaiMark said...

(Damn! I'm older than color TV...)

 
At 10/02/2011 1:18 AM, Blogger juandos said...

"Damn! I'm older than color TV..."...

You and me both...

 
At 10/02/2011 3:45 PM, Blogger morganovich said...

an interesting factoid:

the generation currently in its 30's will be the fist since TV was invented to watch less TV than their parents.

 

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