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How TVs have changed through the decades

30 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Scottish engineer John Logie Baird invented the first working TV in 1924 and, five years later, the Baird Televisor went on sale.
Initially TVs were a luxury item for the wealthy, but thanks to price drops, sales were booming by the end of the 1940s, and by 1989, 60% of Americans had cable.
Throughout the last century, TV designs have changed from bulky to sleek, large to small - but not every new set has been a hit.
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