Philips Eureka Project 36" Prototype High-Definition Television

Made:
1992 in Belgium
maker:
Philips Electronics

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Philips 'MatchLine' Eureka 95 high-definition monitor-receiver and HD-MAC encoder, 1992. On Bose Home Cinema Sound Stand. Television Model 32HD8999/19B, Manufacturer Serial Number AG999210500211 (EU Serial Number 01BX199200026190).

The Eureka project was a multi-billion pound European proposal to use the D-MAC satellite television system for high-definition television broadcasting. HD-MAC was two standard MAC channels, doubled to create one HD channel. The promise of HD television had made the initial take-up of MAC technology more attractive in 1986. Philips abandoned the Eureka project in 1993 when the European Commission did not offer to subsidize broadcasters to convert to HD-MAC. HD-MAC pictures had 1250 horizontal lines at 50 frames per second (1152 were visible) with a 16:9 aspect ratio.

Details

Category:
Television
Object Number:
2005-5024
Materials:
electronic components, glass, metal (unknown) and plastic (unidentified)
type:
television receiver
taxonomy:
  • component - object
credit:
European Commission