Interesting Site: History of U.S. Television

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  1. gregstaten

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    Here's a web page worth looking at. It gives a very nice chronological history of broadcast television in the United States. Well worth checking out.
    History of Television
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    Interesting but like most timelines I've seen they leave a few things out. If they're going to mention DV tape and DVD, they should have also mentioned the first VCRs (which included a black-and-white open-reel system in 1965 and Cartrivision in 1972), as well as laserdisc and CED and the introduction of stereo TV broadcasting. Someday I'll do my own....
     
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    Jesse - Good points, but this timeline is primarily from an industry standpoint. In that case, the DO mention the very first introduction of videotape, just not the first consumer machine.
    Incidentally, if you really want to geek out, there's a great site on early videotape you should check out:
    Quadruplex Park
    It has fantastic coverage of early videotape formats and brings back a few memories. (Though I never "cut" Quad, I do remember cutting my teeth on a VPR-1. BTW - a still-working VPR-1 went at auction in Boston for a whopping $50 last week. If I had know, I would have picked it up at that price for old times sake. Would have been a fun collector's item.)
    -greg
     

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