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LG Serie 1 Retro Classic Tv: Everything Old is New Again

by Paul Strauss

So now that you’ve bought that brand new 60-inch 3D capable 1-inch thick LED/LCD television for your living room, what’s next? Looks like the guys at LG are going back to the future with their latest TV.


The retro-styled LG Serie 1 television doesn’t just look like an old set, it actually uses good old CRT technology. No schmancy flat screens here, just a old-fashioned 4:3 aspect ratio cathode ray tube for you to watch your reruns of I Love Lucy on.

The set features a 14-inch diagonal screen, complete with rabbit-ear antennae and chrome legs. It even has old-school knobs for changing channels and adjusting volume. However, this set has a modern digital tuner, composite video for your retro video game console, and a wireless remote so it’s not completely antique tech.


For extra fun, you can flip the television between full color, black & white and sepia tone modes:


The sets are available in the orange color shown above (model 14SR1EB) and a dark brown (model 14SR1DB). At this point the LG Serie 1 Retro Classic TV is currently only available in Korea, where it currently retails for 249,000 KRW (appx. $216 USD).

[photos: EarlyShop]

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Comments (13):

  1. Nomar says:

    A tv like that is really cool! Would love to get one in my room here
    Also check out http://www.lgthemes.net

  2. apple says:

    Design is made up of some basic premises, and if you understand them you can design anything that will impress and illuminate your readers.

  3. suresh says:

    i want lg tv price. please send this email id.

  4. Satellite Direct Reviews says:

    Nice TV, I did not think they still made them like this.

  5. Voons says:

    They have a free giveaway of this TV for Indonesian market, if you join their online LED 3D campaign on http://canvasofexpression.com

    Hopefully it’s useful for some of you guys that has interest for this TV.

  6. Marty says:

    Nice concept but seriously, who wants an old style tv?


  7. Jan says:

    ME WANT!
    its perfect for hooking up my collection of oldskool video game consoles. awesome! for only 216$!! too bad its only available in korea :(

  8. Lisa says:

    Ineed this television! Am I able to purchase it and get it shipped to the UK?

  9. Miss M says:

    Wish we could buy this in the USA… and that it came in 36″+. My uncle is looking into buying a used CRT because we do not like some of the features of the flat panel TVs — like the life expectancy, for instance.

    • Technabob says:

      Life expectancy on most flat panels is actually pretty good. Especially LED backlit models, which should give you 50,000 to 100,000 hours of continuous use. Most CRTs had a useful life around 80,000 hours.

  10. J.Adams says:

    Why don’t they exist in the US????!!!! I want one so bad!!!!!!!!!!!

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