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SONY FD-2B
"WATCHMAN"

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  • Released 1984
  • 2-inch flat CRT
  • 6-off AC cells (optional mains adapter).
  • Original cost unknown.

NOTES
Although Sinclair had developed a flat screen pocket TV, they were a British company and hence spent two years struggling to find finance. Meanwhile this allowed Sony to pip them to the post with the first "Watchman".

I've not yet determined if this model is the first Sony TV to utilise the a flat CRT, however the technology was quite short lived as Seiko had introduced the first LCD televisions several years earlier.
SERVICE DATA Nope.
CURRENT STATE Clean, works, but is missing its accessories such as carry pouch, earphone and mains adapter.
WHERE FOUND May 2004 NVCF for £40.

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