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Early video recordingTelevision on audio disks?  Mad you say?  Not at all.  The method is actually one that was well known in Hugo Gernsback's day, when recording television images on phonograph records was a common practice with enthusiasts and was used by television engineers in one form or another right up to the 1970s.  Television signals are waves just like sound, so why wait for the VCR to be invented when the gramophone is at hand? 

But even the most brilliant ideas are laid low by the unexpected.  The sad fact is that the format faded into obscurity because no one could figure out how to set the tiny blinking clock on the thing.

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