Posted Mon Jan 25, 2010 at 02:00 PM PST by Mike Attebery
Looks like LG’s kicking things old school
If you’ve done much shopping on Craigslist, you’ve seen posts by those poor misled folks who think their records, Ataris, and old CRTs are worth a bundle of cash. They put up listings with unreasonable prices for a television that should really just be donated or trashed. The strange thing is, when LG does it, we kinda don’t mind.
The new Serie 1 Retro Classic TV is currently only available in Korea, but I have to admit a pang of jealousy. It’s a fourteen inch CRT in a red shell and with a white face. It’s got knobs on the front, rabbit ears in the back and stands on four metal legs. It’s like something you’d find in the back of a thrift shop, but new.
It’s not completely antiquated though. While the Serie 1 only sports a composite input, it does feature a digital tuner so you can still tune in to Korean cable TV. It’s also got a fun feature that’s sure to thrill anyone nostalgic for the glory days of television. With the flip of a switch, you can change the screen mode from color to black and white, or to sepia tone.
There’s no word on whether or not we’ll see this in the states. If you’ve got a friend in Korea and you want to get your hands on it though, LG’s Serie 1 Retro Classic TV runs around $215 US.
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