29 Apr '14, 5pm

Today in science history: The first test of 3D TVs, way back in 1953.

Today in science history: The first test of 3D TVs, way back in 1953.

Having just been granted permission by the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) to explore the feasibility of 3D television, ABC made the first experimental 3D TV broadcast in the United States on April 29, 1953. It did so through its affiliate station KECA-TV, airing a sci-fi series called Space Patrol live in Los Angeles at the National Association of Radio and Television Broadcasters 31st Annual gathering. Unfortunately, 3D glasses were not prevalent at the time and, while the show aired, it appeared to be a blurry mess without such glasses and in these early days of television. Since this first experiment, several attempts at 3D TV broadcasts have been made in the US, some unsuccessfully after much hype, on shows including Moonlighting, Third Rock from the Sun, Medium, and Shark Week programing. 3D televisions, opposed to specific broadcasts in 3D, have highlighted ...

Full article: http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/edn-moments/4412950/...

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