2019 – 1975 = 44.
Forty-four isn’t really a lot of years, is it? But in 1975 if you wanted to photograph (get this)
you would need to read four pages of instructions on
- what kind of camera and film you’d need (better results with an automatic or adjustable camera, and ASA 400 film for black & white prints, 160 for color set)
- how to adjust the contrast and brightness controls on your TV (instructions vary depending on whether you have an black and white TV set or color set)
- what shutter speed (television images are comprised of 525 numbered horizontal lines; odd and even numbered are traced separately, with each complete trace taking 1/60th second; therefore, your shutter speed needs to be 1/30th second or slower, “otherwise you’ll get a dark band across your photograph”)
There’s even an “Exposure Table” cross tabbing different kinds of film, shutter type, and B&W / color TV sets.
Burning question: Why were televisions called TV sets?
- 1) ANY REBROADCAST, REPRODUCTION or other use of this telecast without the express written consent of [league name here] is strictly prohibited. ??
And according to that infallible source…
- 2) First release of VHS and VCRs in the United States was August 1977.
- 3) Optical Disc “Lasar Disc” late ’70s, early ’80s
- 4) 2019 – 1997 = 22; Twenty-two years ago the DVD was introduced in the US. Twenty-two years ago.
Hey Alexa, find Welcome Back, Kotter.