1213 Tele-Vision
Inventor William Murdoch and Nikola Tesla
First Seen Murdoch and the Undetectable Man
Tele-Vision (or television) is first mentioned in Season 1 of Murdoch Mysteries.

Appearances and Mentions


Murdoch and the Undetectable Man

  • Discussing their Tele-Vision idea over dinner at the Murdoch's home, William suggests that "...this Einsteen fellow has described its underlying theory" and Tesla declares, "We should build it!"
  • Murdoch and Tesla invent the Tele-Vision, with some help from the informative article by Albert Einstein, which helps solve the mysterious murders terrorizing Toronto.
  • Modulating the electrical waves transmitted and received at the same resonant frequency as Tesla did with voice over airwaves, Tele-Vision transmits moving images in real time – a precursor to modern day security cameras, rather than for entertainment.
  • Murdoch points out, "The weak-minded would waste half of their lives observing it."



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