1. What was the call signal for the first broadcast television station in the United States? (W3XK) 2. Television was first broadcast in the 30-300 MHz range, as well as the 300-3,000 MHz range. What are the common names for these frequencies? (VHF and UHF - Very High Freq and Ultra High Freq) 3. What year did color TV sales overcome black and white TV sales? (1972) 4. In January 2007, Sharp unveiled the largest LCD television at the time. How big was it? (108') 5. WABC, the call sign for ABC's flagship station, was briefly owned by another national broadcaster until 1946. Which broadcaster owned that call sign? (CBS) 6. What is the longest continuous running TV series in the world? (Meet the Press) 7. In 1884, the first patent for a television device was registered. Who registered it, and where was he from? (Paul Nippkow, Germany) 8. Name the group of universities and companies created in 1993 to spearhead the American HDTV specifications (Grand Alliance) 9. Who published the work "Liquid Crystals" in 1904 and is considered the father of LCD technology? (Otto Lehmann) 10. What year did LCD TV sales surpass CRT TV sales? (2007) 11. Which company introduced the first wall mounted LCD TV? (Sharp)
Congrats to Thomas Kash on winning the 37-inch Aquos TV from Sharp. The Super Bowl party is at his house this year. For everyone that didn't win, you still have an opportunity to take away a bit pride in knowing that you got the right answers to the contest entry questions. Those answers are available after the break.