A television set is a piece of equipment intended to receive and display visual and audio signals transmitted to it via one of a number of electromagnetic mediums. TV technology is relatively new in historical terms, having been created within the last 100 years or so, but has seen incredible advancement and innovation in its lifetime.
The predecessors of modern TV sets were hardly useful to consumers, barely capable of receiving and displaying crude, low resolution images, but these prototypes were still major steps towards developing TV technology as we know it.
Modern top-of-the-line TVs are capable of producing photorealistic high-definition images that are impressively advanced even when compared to the previous generation of television sets. As well as higher and higher quality of picture and sound, many new TV sets can project 3D images, usually with the assistance of specially made 3D glasses. This technology is still in its infancy, and can be expected to improve substantially over the coming years, becoming not only more impressive, but more accessible and less expensive as well.
When thinking of purchasing a television, most people automatically think of requiring cable or satellite service of some kind. While TV sets used to hold little use without such service, this is no longer the case. With the advent of SmartTVs and online streaming, a television set can be paired with internet service or used as a computer monitor, effectively creating a big screen computer display. Programs such as Netflix, YouTube, and even Facebook can be enjoyed on your TV screen.
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