Video Recording Technology: Its Impact on Media and Home Entertainment

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Chapter 11
The Impact of Video Technology on Related Industries

This chapter is devoted to analyzing the various effects of magnetic recording technologies on other existing related technologies.


CONSUMER ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY

The consumer electronics industry took shape in 1920 with the advent of radio broadcasting in the United States, as the first radio receiving sets were made available to consumers in the market. It was popularly known as the radio industry then. The word "electronics" came into common use in the mid-1940s, as more enthusiasts who were familiar with terms such as "earphones," "B-battery," "cat's whiskers," and "crystal set," would not cease to wonder at these surprising advancements in home entertainment.

Radio penetration was considerably rapid. By 1922, 100,000 radio receivers were sold at factory value of $5 million. The cost for an average unit was $50. By 1924, radio's annual factory value had increased 10 times to $50 million.


ORIGINS IN THE LATE 1800

Many early landmarks contributed to the advent of consumer electronics. Considered to be the most outstanding were Edison's invention of the phonograph in 1877, Fleming's development of the electron tube in the 1890s, Marconi's first wireless transmission in 1895, Poulsen's invention of

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface ix
  • Prologue xi
  • Chapter I - Introduction 1
  • Chapter 2 - Reproducing the Sound of the Living World 8
  • Chapter 3 - The Origin of Magnetic Recording 36
  • Chapter 4 - Introduction of Tape Development and the German Magnetophon 57
  • Chapter 5 - Nonmagnetic Methods of Recording Television 99
  • Chapter 6 - The Advent of the Videotape Recorder 112
  • Chapter 7 - The Home Video Revolution 143
  • Chapter 8 - VCR Market Growth 164
  • Chapter 9 - Videodisc Systems 180
  • Chapter 10 - Portable Video Recorders 186
  • Chapter 11 - The Impact of Video Technology on Related Industries 199
  • Epilogue 244
  • Notes 251
  • Glossary 264
  • Bibliography 270
  • Author Index 281
  • Subject Index 283
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