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1946 - first use of microwave relay equipment to show the possibilities of network theater television

MOTION PICTURES AND LIVE TALENT

CD 1967058 E&MP134.236

Television

April 2, 1946

Television on full size theater screen --- Motion pictures and live talent, televised by General Electric’s station WRGB, is projected on a 11 by 15 foot motion picture screen in a small theater, a short distance from the studio, in Schenectady.

This was the first use of microwave relay equipment for this purpose and was demonstrated to show the possibilities of network theater television.

The projector, shown in the photo, was provided by Rauland Corporation of Chicago.

Editor’s note: This was an unretouched photo, made during the actual demonstration here in Schenectady Tuesday night, April 2. 


Original Caption by Science Service
General Electric



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