Realistic LCD Pocketvision 3

Made:
1985 in Japan

A Realistic Pocketvision 3 (Citizen 03TA) miniature television receiver Serial No 8A50462, Cat No 167050 made by Citizen Electronics Co. Ltd., 1985. Sold by Tandy under their brand name 'Realistic' this early monochrome LCD set was made by the Japanese company Citizen. Despite its small screen (2.7 inches) it boasted an external video input and could be powered from an external power adaptor. Running on its own internal batteries would give up to 10 hours viewing. Unusually, the LCD is not normally provided with a backlight. The set is operated by directing sunlight through the LCD panel and viewing the image in the built-in mirror. A clip-on battery-powered backlight was available as an optional extra.

Details

Category:
Television
Object Number:
2014-5150
Materials:
electronic components, glass, metal (unknown) and plastic (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall (as displayed): 70 mm x 135 mm x 90 mm, 0.25 kg
type:
television
credit:
D L Thompson

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