Ever wondered just how your television works?
YouTube channel The Slow Mo Guys, aptly named for their slow motion videos, explains the miracle of television and shows step-by-step how images appear on screens.
Instead of watching moving objects on our screens, turns out we’re just watching a bunch of still images shown to us really, really quickly. After explaining this concept, Slow Mo Guy Gav brings out an old television to show the pixels refreshing in action—in real time and then extremely slowed down.
Gav also explains how color appears on the screen, zooming into the subpixel (yes, that’s a thing) level to show the RGB patterns and how they are manipulated.
He goes on to talk about the different ways TVs are backlit, giving us the fully comprehensive round-up of how televisions work that we always wanted to know, but were too afraid to ask.
We’ll never look at our TV the same way again.