Colour, video and
satellite TV


Colour TV came in 1970 and then new devices were needed again. Simultaneously with color TV came video players with cassettes. First out was Philips with a model that managed an hour of playing Time. Then came the competitors. Sony's Betamax had longer playing time and better resolution. Meanwhile, JVC in Japan had developed a tape recorder that they called Video Home System VHS. Picture and sound quality were lower than its predecessors but the price was much lower so it knocked out the other systems and became the market leader.

Remote controls became available at the beginning of the 1970s.

Then came satellite TV that made it possible to see many channels. TV 4 was also started plus several other Swedish channels.

All television appliances in the twentieth century had picture tubes. Then the revolution came with flat TV in larger and larger sizes.

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