On January, 26th, 1926 there was a demo of a new device called a “television.” John Logie Baird gave the public a demo in his lab in London.
The television has come a long way in 83 years. Once a device owned by a few, by the year 2000, 98% of the United States households owned at least one television. We’ve seen a lot of progress in the past few years with the widespread adoption of high definition televisions with a new aspect ratio.
Take a look at this graphic made by Sony detailing television’s history. Of course, they toot their own horn by mentioning their stuff, but Sony TVs are pretty sweet.