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Broken TV?

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Puzzle ID:#28998
Fun:*** (2.6)
Difficulty:*** (2.15)
Submitted By:Question_MarkAsx******




Xavier and Rex each own a television. They watched the exact same programme at the exact same time. However what looked like white on Xavier's television looked yellow on Rex's. In this case, what color would cyan, on Xavier's, look like on Rex's, and why?

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Mar 09, 2006

Way out of my league; I feel like a duck trying to swim on an ice pond!!
Mar 09, 2006

Intended answer was obvious enough, but I wonder with regular CRT TV's if it's truly possible for all the blue lights to simultenously die. Digital TV's perhaps, as I suspect it's possible for the "blue" signal carrier to get broken (cf. computer monitors when a pin is broken on the cable).
Mar 09, 2006

not fun a all
Mar 09, 2006

Well I got it right cuz yellow + blue = green, but it wasn't exciting.
Mar 10, 2006

Not that cool.
Didnt like at all
Mar 11, 2006

i had no idea wut cyan was! haha! this was a pretty boring teaser..
Mar 14, 2006

Good One : HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!
Mar 18, 2006

I got it, but it didn't exactly thrill me all that much...
Mar 27, 2006

More of a tormentor than a teaser.
May 30, 2006

Why all the negative comments? I thought it was interesting, although easy for me...

If you don't have something good to say, don't say it. You don't ALWAYS have to post a comment, you know!!!

Great job, QuestionMark!
Apr 16, 2007

I thought this was good. I didn't get it, but I learned something.

If some of you didn't like it, say WHY instead of just stating your dislike. ;)
May 03, 2007

Yes, all the blue can fail at once on a CRT. There is one electron gun for each of the primary colors. If any part of the processing circuitry fails for one of R, G, or B signal paths, that color will drop out of the picture completely.
May 31, 2007

good if people know about TV stuff

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