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John Logie Bairds birthday

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Lionheart, Aug 10, 2005.

  1. Lionheart

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    I would just like to step to one side for a while, forget all our hi def, pure digital latest plasma/LCD technology and say thanks to the man that started it all and beat the top companies of his day to invent television...John Logie Baird...happy birthday John for the 14th of August...here's to a hero of Scotland
     
  2. verwood

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    What a shame we didn't use his design - but instead opted for a better (and safer) American design.

    Poor Logie, he apparently died a poor and broken man.

    R.I.P.
     
  3. Lionheart

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    From what Ive read he also invented video recording and an early form of high def tv as well as being one of the pioneers radar, what an incredible talent he was, he most certainly didnt deserve to end his days that way, I for one am very proud of the early inventors of the British Isles like Logie who pioneered some of the most important inventions that we could not imagine living without in the 21st century
     
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    He also demonstarted colour TV in 1928 but he lost out in the end to war, fire at Alexandra Palace and Emi-Marconi, his tV were mechanical, had a spinning wheel, it would never have caught on, could you imagine TVs today containing spinning disks? DLP anyone?..
     
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    Baird stirred up a lot of interest in TV. He was a great showman.
     
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    I have often thought that the fire was caused deliberately to defeat him.

    They were apparently running a trial of both TV systems over the course of a couple of months. The idea was that the BBC would look at each system individually, and then decide on a standard.

    Sadly, the American tube system was tried first, but when it was time for Logie to try his mechanical system, there was a tragic fire.

    By the way, apologies in advance if my history isn't totally accurate.

    The invention of the TV is very interesting. But it was sad that Logie died a broken man.

    PS What ever happened to his assistant - Boo Boo? (sorry!)
     
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    And look at Marconi today.. A Chinese take away
     

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