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Although there were earlier innovations, the first patent ever granted for a Smart TV was granted to a French company (“Fast France Advanced Systems”) in 1994. However, it wasn’t until 2007 that the first Smart TV was developed. It was HP’s Mediasmart TV SL3760.
It is an amazing story about the evolution of your great grandmother’s cathode-ray tube TV, which weighed 80 pounds, from the 1920s to the ultra-light, thin, and extremely capable smart TV we have today.
1 Grandma’s cathode-ray tube TV
2 What makes Smart TVs smart?
3 The evolution of Smart TV
3.1 The first Smart TV was introduced to the market
3.2 Smart TVs for the mainstream
3.3 Google & Alexa are integrated with Smart TVs
3.4 Similar Posts:
The cathode-ray tube TV of Grandma
A TV, or television set, was an electronic device that included a tuner, monitor and speakers. It was used to view and hear broadcasts via satellite or cable.
The simple mechanical device was invented in the 1920s. It used a technology known as CRT (or cathode-ray tube) and an outdoor antenna to capture broadcasts from nearby television stations.
The introduction of color television to broadcast television in the 1960s made the TV a much more popular product. In the 1970s, it was used to display recorded media such as VHS, Betamax, and DVDs.
In the 1980s, the TV’s popularity was again greatly increased when video games and home computers were popularized and the TV was used to display alternative information.
In the early 2010s Liquid Crystal Display technology (LCD), finally became affordable. It was able to perform more than older cathodes.
The Internet was born.
The Internet’s rapid rise in popularity in 2000s meant that TV manufacturers were well aware of technological innovation coming to their industry.
The internet offered so many possibilities, that everything was becoming “smart”, from small cellphones to large TVs.
What makes a Smart TV smart?
Smart TVs combine a computer with a TV and include integrated internet (WiFi), web features, and other useful functions. It can view content from multiple sources (apps), browse the internet, stream videos and music, as well as many other functions.
Smart TVs integrate the internet with advanced computing capabilities and connectivity. This gives users the freedom and dynamism to use the power of the Internet from their TV.
These TVs can run apps downloaded from any site or platform and allow you to take advantage of the full internet connection.
This allows you to access a variety of entertainment options, including video streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu. You can also engage on social media, play games and control a whole house of interconnected gadgets.
Smart TV is a technological breakthrough that combines TVs, computers and set-top boxes. It was previously used to convert analog TV video content for digital.
To develop apps that are made available to users via an app store, third-party developers use the SDK (public Software Development Kit) and/or Native Development Kit(NDK) within Smart TV’s operating systems.
The Smart TV can be connected to the internet and the user can install or uninstall the apps they want. Smart TVs are just as enjoyable as their smartphones, tablets, laptops, and PCs.
Many Smart TV models have voice recognition capabilities that allow the user to quickly switch channels, search programs, navigate through an integrated smart home device, switch on/off lights, lock/open doors, and many other functions.
Despite all the amazing functionality of a Smart TV, technology is constantly evolving with the availability both proprietary and open-source frameworks.
These frameworks are able to run applications, play multimedia services, personalize communications and give access to social networking features.
Smart TV evolution
Before the recent advancements, in the early 1980s there was an “intelligent TV receiver” that was introduced to Japan.
The television was equipped with a character generator and an LSI Chip with memory, which allowed Japanese viewers to access information via broadcast television signals.
Japan’s smart TV systems were connected to data networks via data processing systems. This gave them the ability to download routines.
Although there were earlier innovations, the first patent for a Smart TV was granted to a French company in 1994. However, it wasn’t until 2007 that the first Smart TV, HP Mediasmart TV (SL3760), was created.
This was a high definition LCD TV that offered wireless streaming or wired streaming of audio files from the computer to the TV.
In 2008, Samsung created the PAVV Bordeaux TV 755.
Samsung’s groundbreaking Smart TV was full HD with 1GB of built-in memory for preloaded games, library, and browsing.
The TV can be connected to the Internet via an Ethernet adapter or USB cable. This allows the user to access the most recent news and stock information from Korea’s top site, . They also have the ability to watch YouTube videos. Samsung’s first Smart TV was available only in Korea.
The Smart TV was first introduced to the market in 2007.
Samsung’s Smart TV D8000 was released in 2011. It featured a smart hub and smart search capabilities.
In 2012, Samsung’s Smart TV ES800 was released. It features voice control, motion control and AllShare Play (web storage which allows users to store content from their smart devices in the cloud).
Since its inception, the Smart TV has seen significant improvements in design and performance.
The possibilities are endless with the unlimited content available on the internet and the incredible TV experience Smart TVs offer,
Samsung was the first to market, so other TV manufacturers rushed to follow suit. They then tried to beat their competitors by developing the best Smart TVs.
Sony, LG and Panasonic are currently in contention with Samsung – the global giants in TV manufacturing.
2013 saw the continued evolution of Samsung’s Smart TV with an upgraded Smart Hub and Evolution Kit as well as Advanced Control.
The Evolution Kit allows users to upgrade key components of their TV, while Advanced Control is a more advanced version of the voice recognition feature that allows the Smart TVs to understand voice commands.
Samsung continues to develop and design more flexible, innovative Smart TV models in order to meet the needs of today and take advantage of all the content available on the internet.
Smart TVs are mainstream
Sony’s first Android TV was launched under the Bravia brand in May 2015. The model enabled users to access content via the internet, such as Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, and YouTube.
The biggest trend in Smart TV development today is the integration of voice assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
These smart hubs give users complete voice control over their TVs, and all other smart devices in their home.
We will be able to see what the Smart TV will offer us next, given the constant evolution of the internet and the wide range of offerings.