Motor Speedway, the place where you can find the speedway, is more than just a racing track. Its name is also used for the whole city – a city that’s grown with every passing year. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that this place has become a second home for many. And what a beautiful home it is!
The television sets, especially those at the Speedway, are bigger and better than ever before. When the place initially opened in 1964, there were no flatscreens, only wooden TV sets, which were huge even by today’s standards. The first TV set was 16 inches, weighed a ton, and only received four channels, which is still considered huge compared to today’s standards. Since then, the track has hosted the Super Bowl twice, as well as the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship game. In total, there have been 13 events held at the speedway, including the Indy 500, which is one of the world’s most prestigious auto racing events, and the World 600, which used to be known as the Southern 500. The track is also the location of the annual Texas Auto Racing Festival, which celebrates the sport in Texas. This year, the festival will be held from April 19 – April 23.
So, how big is the TV at Texas Motor Speedway? Let’s take a look.
The Biggest One They Ever Had
The biggest TV set at the track is currently on display, and you can take a look at it by following this link. This TV was actually the world’s largest at the time of its unveiling, and it’s still the largest TV set ever made for commercial use.
It used to sit in the entryway at the track, and it measured 45.7 inches diagonally, weighed 2600 pounds, and used to broadcast 16 mm film. That’s more than three meters! It was so big that it had to be custom built by a TV company, which is why you’ll often see TV sets made by companies like RCA, Sylvania, and others. The price of this TV? Well, it was around $24,000, in 1964. In 2018 dollars, that would be a price tag of about $62,000 today. Not bad for a truckload of money back in 1964.
The Plus-Sized Set That Broke The Mold
Back in 1971, the first 24-inch TV set was manufactured, and it broke the mold, so to speak. It was an RCA set that was 38 inches tall, weighed about a ton, and used to broadcast in color, which was revolutionary at the time. You can still find that set, pictured above, and it’s one of the most sought-after sets in the history of TV. People love history, don’t they? It’s one of the best all-time makes, even today.
Today’s Flatscreens Are Just Smaller Versions Of That Same Design
If you thought that the biggest TV set ever was the end of the road for the format, well, you’d be wrong. The same year that the 24-inch TV set was released, a smaller version, measuring 24 inches, was also released. But instead of being a one-off, smaller sets started appearing, and today, almost every TV set you see is either smaller than what came before it or is a miniaturized version of the larger sets we talked about so far. What exactly is responsible for this miniaturization? Well, that would be the LED lamp, which meant that televisions could now be thin enough to fit inside furniture.
Also, the screen size kept increasing, and today, you’ll see TVs as large as 75 inches. 75 inches! That’s closer to eight feet than seven feet! The extra inch makes all the difference, and it’s what gives the difference in quality when compared to larger sets from years gone by. This is also the main reason why so many sets from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s are coveted today: they were much larger than most TVs you see today, and they still look great, even after all these years. They didn’t get made smaller because of the screen size – it was the shape of the TV that changed.
Get All The Angles In
The most important thing to consider about a TV set is not the screen size or the shape of the TV itself, but rather what’s behind it. Just like when shooting a movie or playing a video game, you’ll want to ensure that you get all the angles of the TV – not just the silhouette, like you might get when viewing it from directly above or below. This is why, when viewing a TV from the side, there’s a certain amount of space between the glass and the screen, and why there’s an angled back on most TV sets. It’s not just about showing everyone what you’re watching on TV, but about making sure that no one is missing out on anything.
The Growing Trend Of Big TV Sides
If you look at the TV sets made today, you’ll notice that they’re mostly all made to be viewed from the side. Even the big ones. While it was once acceptable to view TV sets from the front or the back, today’s standard is to find a spot next to a wall or a sofa and place the TV set on top, so that it’s the right height for watching from either end. Even the biggest TV sets are built with this in mind.
The idea behind this is that the screen isn’t just used for showing content – it’s also used for displaying information, like the time and the channel that your favorite TV show is airing on. This is why there are two boxes on most sets: one for watching TV and one for keeping track of the time and what’s airing at the moment. This is also one of the reasons why many TV sets, even from the ’70s and ’80s, still manage to look so cool – they were designed with this trend in mind and were made to fit the lifestyle of the time, even if the technology has changed a bit.
The Rise In Popularity Of Oversized TV Screens
While watching TV has always been about size, material, and placement, the increased use of foldable screens has also played a role in the recent upward trend of TV sizes. These screens allow for more viewing angles than a conventional TV screen and have made it possible to watch TV without being restricted by the usual placement rules – you can bring them anywhere and setup however you please.
The introduction of the foldable screen also coincided with the increased popularity of big TV screens. If you look at the most popular TV sets of all time, you’ll notice that they’re all oversized. This isn’t a coincidence – oversized screens are made to fit multiple purposes and locations. They’re large enough to see images clearly but small enough to fit in small places, like bedrooms. In addition, they’re made of thick, heavy materials to withstand repeated bending and being placed on hard surfaces, like floors or tables. These are the materials of choice when making a TV set today – thick glass, metal, and plastic, all of which are used to create a sturdy but light-weight set.
An oversized screen is also great if you’ve got a long driveway or a large back yard – you can put it on the outdoor cooking surface and watch the game, or you can lay it on the grass and bring the outside in, if you live in a warmer climate. You’d also want to avoid putting them on a surface that’s prone to becoming cold, like ice or snow – these are surfaces that the screen will absorb heat quickly, so you would want to keep them on the floor or the table, to avoid any potential damage.
Watching On The Move
Another important factor to consider when viewing TV is how you intend to watch it. It’s great to have a large TV screen in your living room, but what if you want to watch something else while you cook or eat? You might want to consider investing in a portable DVD player, which will allow you to bring your films with you wherever you go.
If you want to watch television at home, you might also want to have a projector screen installed. Projectors are much easier to use than having to set up your TV every time you want to show videos or play games – you can simply bring the screen wherever you go and use it as needed.
Even when viewing television at home, though, you don’t necessarily want to hide it behind furniture – it can be cool to have a massive screen right in the middle of the room, but it can also be distracting, especially when playing games or watching films, if you don’t want to be bothered by anything else happening around you, including other family members or friends.