Zenith Phonevision 

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

This Time magazine article from 1951 details the beginnings of the short-lived Phonevision service, a technology enabling viewers to watch movies at home, for a small fee. It’s amazing that it took another 30 years for home rentals to take off at all, and over 50 for streaming video to get started.


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