I still have an old television with a wooden finish and an analog dial for changing the channels. I am not sure if it still works but the last time I checked, it is still running (that was 7 years ago). It’s amazing how fast our technology grows not just on mobile phones but even how television changes over time. Below is an infographic from deals site VoucherCodes.co.uk that illustrates the changes in technology and sales of television.
Sept. 7 marks the birth of the television — on this date in 1927, the first fully electronic television was successfully executed by Philo Farnsworth. Widespread consumer use of television sets was still way off, though.
The infographic itself looks at the last seven years of television sales, as well as projections for the next three. And it may be the size statistics — not those concerning sales — that surprise you. An average television in 2004 was 27 inches, a figure that’s since grown to 37. The average size is projected to reach 60 inches by 2015. Especially given that the newest technologies in 3D television have only captured a small portion of the market, the sheer amount of wall real estate our televisions occupy stands out as remarkable.
View the Infographic after the jump.