[opendtv] Re: Japanese Television History - 2nd reply

  • From: flyback1 <flyback1@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2006 08:56:26 -0500

Some of the items listed in 'About Bibliography' look very promising.
Here's what I'd like to find historical information about:

*what are the major technical events in the chronological history of television research in Japan from the 1930s forward?
*what TV standards were considered and when?
*was there independent development of camera technology in the 1930s that paralleled RCA and others?
*what TV standard was used during the early research?
*were 343 and 441 line systems considered?
*were 405 line or 819 line/50 Hz systems considered?
*was the early B&W vertical rate the same as the power frequency?
*was power 50 Hz for the whole country early on? [now its 50 east/60 west]
*was there technical influence from the BBC in establishing a standard?
*was all the early broadcast equipment built by NHK?
*was any early equipment supplied from manufacturers such as Marconi, Philips, RCA or Fernseh? *what did early TV sets [B&W and later the first color] look like and were they built in Japan?
*which color systems were considered and tested?
*how was the transition from B&W to color handled?
*was there a 50 Hz NTSC [like] color standard for the eastern part of Japan?

Thanks very much for any help.


Mark Schubin wrote:

And here's NHK's bibliography:
Click on: "About Bibliography."


    -----Original Message-----
    From: flyback1
    Sent: Nov 15, 2006 4:58 PM
    To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Subject: [opendtv] Japanese Television History

    Can anyone point me to a technological history of Japanese

    All I have found is that NHK began TV broadcasting in February,
    1953, and
    first broadcast color in September, 1960.

    Are there any comprehensive books that trace the technical
    development of  NHK TV?

    I'd like to read how they got on the air in 1953, and how they
    progressed to color in 1960.

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