The development of television sets

The development of television sets

Television, invented in the early 20th century, became one of the basic forms of entertainment.

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television set, television, TV, John Logie Baird, Kálmán Tihanyi, Dénes Mihály, Traub, Goldmark, screen, cathode ray tube, remote control, LCD, LED, HDTV, plasma TV, program, resolution

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