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Postby moderator » Fri Jan 26, 2007 12:34 am

Restoring Baird's Image
by Don McLean
http://www.tvdawn.com/rbi.htm

A very well written and beautifully presented book about the recovery of video recordings from the 1930s. Contains some very interesting information about the technology used for generating and recording video images at this time. Highly recommended.
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Another excellent book

Postby magicanim8r » Sun Feb 18, 2007 7:28 pm

"The Mechanics of Television" is an excellent book
by Peter Yanczer. It has been invaluable to me through my learning experience and is very highly recommended.

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Postby DrZarkov » Wed Feb 21, 2007 3:45 am

For people who understand German: "Der magische Spiegel" by Pieter Coll, published in 1967 (so only at antique book stores available), is an excelent source, mostly from the german point of view, but of course the author has not forgotten to write a chaper about Baird and his experiments. Even if this book is about the story from the very beginnings until Walther Bruch and his PAL colour-TV, more than half of the book is about mechanic TV.

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Another good book

Postby kd6cji » Thu May 24, 2007 2:52 pm

"Book of Practical Television" by G.V. Dowding, London 1935
Has history of televison from early experiments up to 1935, description of various mechanical system and design of "high defenition" television set (unfortunately electronic). Has even chapter on colour television and stereoscopic television.Very interesting reading.
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