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In a 1996 videotaped interview by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, available on Google video, Elma Farnsworth recounts Philo's change of heart about the value of television, after seeing how it showed man walking on the moon, in real time, to millions of viewers:
Interviewer: The image dissector was used to send shots back from the moon to earth.
Elma Farnsworth: Right.
Interviewer: What did Phil think of that?
Elma Farnsworth: We were watching it, and, when Neil Armstrong landed on the moon, Phil turned to me and said, "Pem, this has made it all worthwhile." Before then, he wasn't too sure.
Although Philo T. Farnsworth is sometimes quoted as telling his son Kent, with regard to television:
"There’s nothing on it worthwhile, and we’re not going to watch it in this household, and I don’t want it in your intellectual diet."
His family's website makes it clear that this is Kent's summation of his father's view, rather than a quote.
teslaandlyne (1 year ago) Show Hide 0 Marked as spam Reply | Remove Amazing, more advanced than Tesla. It looks like TV in the 1950s. Hey, RCA stole the German TV business after WWII ,what a rip. Too bad Germany is an occupied country now. So is America.
jonbecker03 (11 months ago) Show Hide 0 Marked as spam Reply | Spam this isn't actual television footage. videotape didn't exist in the late thirties. nor is it a kinescope. this is NOT how the images appeared on the screen. apparently, these are in studio films taken at the same time that television cameras were pointed at these performers. IF the footage is in fact authentic. german television in the thirties wasn't appreciably more advanced than american or british tv.
aussiebeachut (10 months ago) Show Hide 0 Marked as spam Reply | Spam Re: Definition You are right these are just films both 16mm and 35mm but in regards to definition.. Germany was the leader with 441 line definition fron February 1937. Britain had 405 lines from November 1936 and the USA was yet to begin but when it did in 1939.. it adopted the German 441 line standard until the early 1940s when it switched to 525 lines. The technology advances by Engineers (from many countries) saw TV definition leap from around 30 lines to 441 in just 10 years.
TV broadcast from RCA used AM for the analogue picture scan and FM from Armstrong for the audio. Tesla patented the first parts for radio that Marconi sold and when radio went to war the Nazis used encryption. Tesla never got paid and when he did the US courts decided with Tesla and Marconi lost a payday on his claims since the US didn't have to pay Tesla.