Television is a relatively new invention with the first public broadcast transmitted United States viewers in 1929.

Since those early days advances in television have been astounding. Modern broadcasts support high definition viewing, providing amazing visual clarity. Early sets supported 405 lines, while modern sets provide up to 1080 lines so the difference is easy to appreciate.

Audio has also come a long way. Most television broadcasts now feature surround sound capabilities, which combined with an appropriate speaker system allows viewers to immerse themselves in a virtual environment. Sounds not only pass left and right as with stereo technology, but also front to back.

Looking to the future the internet may one day replace the traditional television set, providing custom channels where viewers can choose their own schedule. However with millions of dollars invested in current TV technology don't expect this to happen anytime soon. 

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