|NOTES||This was the first ever miniature multi-standard television. . It was
however an extremely expensive toy, as you could buy a pretty decent large
screen colour television for the same money. It therefore comes as no suprise
that the set was not a sales success and it wasn't long before Sinclair
launched a simpler (cheaper) single-standard version for the European market,
the model MTV1B.
The set utilises a miniature CRT manufactured by Telefunken, which I assume is electrostatically deflecte. . But LCD screens were coming, as in the same year that the MTV1 was lauched Hitachi demonstrated a somewhat bulky prototype LCD television.
Good working order. The aerial is actually suprisingly effective, being
directional enough to be able to reduce or even elimate picture ghosting
due to multi-path interference. Pretty sensitive too, with even Channel
5 displayed as a sharp noise-free picture.
|WHERE FOUND||April 2007 National Vintage Communications Fair at the NEC for £120.
|ADDITIONAL||If pocket TV's are your thing then there is a useful site at Frank's
Handheld-TV Pages which also includes on-line manuals and advertising
Another good reference is a History of Pocket Television.
Blimey, more controls at the rear than a proper telly !
Miniature TV ... massive box !
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