LG goes retro, introduces new CRT TV

LG introducing retro-style CRT TV with 'sepia' and 'black & white' modes

Do not adjust your screen! Yes, it is 2010. And yes, this is an all-new CRT display from electronics giant LG.

The cutesy 14-inch set, known as the Serie 1 Retro Classic, makes use of the now-outdated cathode ray tube (CRT) display technology.

Over the last decade, the bulky and somewhat fragile CRT technology gave way to more modern, more efficient display technologies such as plasma or LCD. However, it seems LG want to satisfy any retro vibe consumers may be having.

According to Technabob, LG's new Serie 1 Retro Classic TV features all the usual characteristics of an old television set, such as an extendible antenna, rotating knobs to change the channel and adjust volume, and even detachable legs.

Yet despite its throwback charm, this new set also packs in some modern features, including an updated digital tuner, composite video inputs, and a (wireless) remote control. If all those modern features are too much for you, LG has included an extremely retro feature: the ability to watch TV in black and white or sepia. (What's next, a Beta video player from Sony?)

LG's latest fashionable effort is currently only available in South Korea with no word on whether the company's new US$215 TV will make its way to our shores. Do you miss the retro look? Or does the love of old have no place in your 21st century home?

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Chris Brandrick

PC World (US online)

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