Remote Control & CableCARD: our tomorrow with cable TV

By | September 18, 2016

Imagine a modern TV without a remote control is not possible. And how it originated and developed? And what awaits us in the near future?


A little about the appearance of the remote control (RC) we already told in the end of the article “A Brief History of Television.” However, it would be unfair to deprive attention so important tool and not tell you about it in detail.

History of occurrence

The idea of remote control originated in the 19th century. It was then that the Serbian scientist Nikola Tesla developed the principles of remote control and patented the first such system (patent number 613809). In 1882 testimony before the scientists of the Royal Academy, he first demonstrated the ability to remotely turn on and off electrical appliances. To do this, scientists used radio.


CableCARD: our tomorrow with cable TV


Have passed nearly three years, as was a new standard signal interface for digital displays, called DisplayPort, and a year later, in April 2007 approved the current version 1.1.

It’s not a secret of the fact that analog standards are gradually giving way to digital. Cassette tape died long ago, and in their place came the CD, DVD and Blu-ray. Digital cameras have replaced photographic film, and on desktops instead of bulky CRT monitors began to put flat and compact LCD. The same fate befell the transmission of video formats. While the analog VGA connector can be found on any monitor, use it less and less. It was replaced by standard DVI and HDMI. But that’s not all.




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