IFA trade show at 50: From Einstein to Xbox
IFA , one of the oldest and largest consumer electronics exhibitions on the planet, has been through a lot
By Joe Doherty | IT World Canada | Published: 15:49, 06 September 10
The IFA has a storied past as well as notable celebrities and some "first" technology ever seen in Europe. From Einstein to Xbox, the IFA has shown it all. Some products, like the 3DTV, were ahead of their time. Others, like the MiniDisc... well, just never got off the ground.
3DTV at IFA 1983
Consumer electronics have been making a big deal of 3DTV since at least 1983, when Philips presented this prototype at IFA. In the background can be seen a pair of Laserdisc players and a Philips P2000T home computer. The machine has a built-in cassette deck for storage and ran on a 2.5MHz Z80 processor.