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television set

n. (context dated before 1960 English) A television; an electronic device that receives television signals, and displays the resulting images on a screen.

television set

n. a receiver that displays television images; "the British call a tv set a telly" [syn: television receiver, television, tv, tv set, idiot box, boob tube, telly, goggle box]

Television set

A television set, also called a television receiver, television, TV set, TV, or telly, is a device that combines a tuner, display, and loudspeakers for the purpose of viewing television. Introduced in the late 1920s in mechanical form, television sets became a popular consumer product after World War II in electronic form, using cathode ray tubes. The addition of color to broadcast television after 1953 further increased the popularity of television sets in the 1960s, and an outdoor antenna became a common feature of suburban homes. The ubiquitous television set became the display device for the first recorded media in the 1970s, such as Betamax, VHS and later DVD. It was also the display device for the first generation of home computers (e.g., Timex Sinclair 1000) and video game consoles (e.g., Atari) in the 1980s. In the 2010s flat panel television incorporating liquid-crystal displays, especially LED-backlit LCDs, largely replaced cathode ray tubes and other displays. Modern flat panel TVs are typically capable of high-definition display (720p, 1080i, 1080p) and can also play content from a USB device.

Television set (disambiguation)

Television set can mean:

  • A device used to watch broadcast television.
  • A Television studio
  • Set construction, theatrical scenery
  • The TV Set, a 2006 movie

Usage examples of "television set".

As I write, the electorally most popular member of the Duma, a leading supporter of the ultranationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky, is one Anatoly Kashpirovsky - a faith healer who remotely cures diseases ranging from hernias to AIDS by glaring at you out of your television set.

I was trying to remember when Grandmother had purchased a color television set, but I couldn't.

When she looks at the dark screen of the television set, she can see her reflection.

When I returned (only a few minutes later) I noticed that Ray had dragged an old television set out of one of the pub's back rooms and had set it up at the far end of the bar.

Smith lugged it over to the television set, efficiently hooked it into the back of the set, and then inserted the cassette into the top.

Once inside the small apartment, she went immediately to the television set and turned it on, and then asked him if he wanted a beer or anything.

I kicked in the television set, threw all the little knick-nacks against the wall, got in the kitchen and started breaking the dishes, and he was right behind me, hitting me with his fists, trying to kick my ribs in.

Thinking of the secret, I look at the television set, but the atmospherics are wrong tonight for messages, and it's probably too late for the haphazard programming they put out now.

They then go flashing down the wire that leads right into the back of the television set, and in there they get jiggled and joggled around until at last every single one of those millions of tiny pieces is fitted back into its right place (just like a jigsaw puzzle), and presto!

He dismissed them with a wave of his hand and turned back to the television set, as if Marino and Leung were not even in the room.

Apart from a fully equipped kitchen and a television set in the living-room, there was no furniture except a huge brass four-poster in the upstairs attic, which spread across the whole top floor.

Everyone is already assembled, and they're staring at a big blank television set.