Retro is rockin’ — even in Korea, where consumers can now buy this LG Classic TV in orange or woodtone for the equivalent of US$215. Snaps to readers Jane and Alisa, who both sent in this tip hours apart yesterday. Oh my. Love, of course. Here’s more info that Jane picked up on the radio and her web research:
I heard about this new retro 1960s television from LG on NPR this morning. Since I’m a huge fan of mid-century gadgets and decor, this sounded like it would be right up my alley. I looked it up as soon as I got to work and am now in love. So far is only sold in South Korea. You can bet, though, that when it comes to the U.S., I will be purchasing one!
It is called the Retro Classic TV and it’s a 14 inch CRT. It looks like it’s straight out of the 1960s and even allows the viewer the option of watching television in black and white or sepia instead of color! The screen is fairly small and the television is not so compact, but I think it would be perfect for any vintage home. It also has a remote and is compatible with a cable box or dvd player. Apparently, though, the rabbit ears are designed for the Korean broadcast system and wouldn’t work in the U.S. Hopefully, they’ll modify it and send some over!
You can read more technical details about the LG Classic TV at PC World. And, you can get more photos of this retro style television at this Korean shopping site. Keep the tips and finds coming, readers — this is fun.
Meanwhile, know that you CAN get reproduction Predicta tv’s for sale in the U.S. They are costly, though — so much so, that they don’t even seem to list the prices on the website. Or at least, I can’t find them….