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Sunday, April 02, 2006

It all started here.....

(It looks like I published yesterday's and today's in the wrong order. Ah well. I'm on holiday) Seventy years ago..... right here in London was where the first television service began. At the top of Ally Pally, this transmitter beamed out those first grainy black and white pictures to the few that had sets to receive them.

It is commemerated by a Blue Plaque, which you will find marking many different and varied historic sites in London.

posted by Ham at 00:02 -- Comments here: 9

Comments on "It all started here....."


Blogger mea said ... (22:39) : 

So the Brits are to blame for my addiction!


Blogger midnitebara said ... (01:46) : 

thanks for that trivia!


Blogger Lisi said ... (09:45) : 

interesting...but by high definition TV they didn't mean the HDTV of today, right? but it's good to see this, as Mea said, the origin of the addiction


Blogger Nicola said ... (13:35) : 

The BBC is already around for that long... wow.


Blogger luminlight said ... (16:25) : 

Is it still used today? Or is it obsolete?


Anonymous Jean said ... (18:01) : 

That brings back so many memories. I remember going to a birthday party at a friend's house and her family had a television. We were probably about seven and I remember my first viewing was "Eight Days Around the World".
Thank you.


Blogger Grant F said ... (09:13) : 

Good old BBC! and you can blame the Scots for inventing the addiction - John Logie Baird - we're very proud!


Blogger Marieta said ... (21:05) : 

wonder how things will change in the next few years....


Blogger Ham said ... (10:36) : 

Mea - as grant pointed out it was a Scot who did it! (He also is credited with first colour TV in 1928)

Lisi - you are right, the first broadcast was High Definition (405 lines) compared to the previous system - 30 Lines!

Nicola - in the old days, they used to dress up in Dinner Suits to read the news - on the radio!!

Luminlight - it is still used, not entirely certain what for, but it is still a broadcast transmitter.

Jean - yes, I'd forgotten about those days! The magnifying glass on the screen - did you see one of those?

Marieta - I wonder..... interactive 3D game shows?


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