Television has come a long way during the past decade. A new infographic from deals site VoucherCodes.co.uk shows just how much, illustrating the changes in technology and sales. It’s hard to believe that just 10 years ago, the unwieldy Cathode-Ray Tubes were still prevalent.
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.