The television industry is currently on a frantic journey into the future. Television technology is advancing rapidly and the emphasis is on larger screens, more vivid images, more interactivity and new technologies like 3D. At least one TV maker has chosen to take a brief step back from that high-speed train ride to the next generation and offer something a little simpler.
The LG Serie 1 Retro Classic TV has more words in its title than new technology in its packaging. Looking like something from the early days of television, the Retro Classic brings back the big boxed construction that was the norm a decade ago.
The new TV may not impress with its 14-inch screen based on classic cathode-ray tube (CRT) technology, but its distinctive appearance is captivating with or without the picture. The TV features an orange or brown body, chrome legs, and a tribute to swear words from years gone by – rabbit-eared antennas. Users can control the TV via retro manual dials or a wireless remote control. They can also opt for a black and white, color or sepia image.
Unfortunately for fans of Western retro, the LG Serie 1 is only sold in the Korean market. It has a retail price of 249,000 KRW (around $ 216).