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Prehistoric to the Space Age: A Brief History of TV’s

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Sony Grand Wega KDS R50XBR1 SXRD Televistion
LG 50-inch 50 PX 1D Plasma Screen
Vintage 1958 Philco Predicta TV
Sharp Aquos LC-5790U Flat Screen

Once upon a time, buying a TV meant choosing between a mahogany or maple cabinet. Having to choose between a color and black-and-white picture was not really even an issue until the late 1950s.

These days, thanks to emerging technologies, not even experts totally comprehend the act of buying a new television. So where does that leave us average consumers who never learned to properly program our now-abandoned VCRs? Well, as Randy Newman sings in the theme song to the detective series Monk: “It’s a jungle out there.”

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