Tag "Television Sets"
SONY Portable TV – a TV designed for the executive (Oct, 1961)

According to this rather informative page on, this set was “the first mostly-transistorized portable TV that Sony sold in the United States.” Here’s a YouTube video of it in action.

SONY Portable TV – a TV designed for the executive

SONY Research makes the Difference*

Men who respond to time’s Imperatives—executives who must have news as it breaks . . . must be up-front on new entertainment or video messages… these are the alert decision-makers to whom a SONY 8-301W TELEVISION is vital, a standard desk accessory!

Tiny TV Sets are “In” (Feb, 1965)

Tiny TV Sets are “In”

Transistors make them totable, batteries make them portable. Here’s your buyer’s guide.

By Ronald M. Benrey

THE first time you see one of these little TV sets, you may wonder what all the fuss is about. Didn’t we get rid of those midget screens back in the early days of television? But the next time you see one—with the picture turned on—it may be a case of love at second sight.

Midget Television Set for Home (Oct, 1932)

Midget Television Set for Home

MIDGET television receivers, corresponding to the midget receivers now in widespread use, are now available for home entertainment. As pictured at the right, the receiver is housed in a small cabinet and is operated with eight tubes, which deliver current to a crater neon tube. The scanning disc has sixty holes and is operated by a synchronous motor.

RCA’s New Multiscreen TV Lets You Switch to Where the Action Is (Jun, 1970)

This reminds me of the TV sets that the President or James Bond had in movies. It really should be concealed behind some sort of rotating wet bar and make a melodic beeping noise when you press the button to reveal it.

RCA’s New Multiscreen TV Lets You Switch to Where the Action Is

With four black-and-white monitors and a 25-inch color screen, this television set of the future doesn’t miss a trick—or a channel

By ARTHUR FISHER / Group Editor, Science and Engineering

The strange television set you are looking at will probably have a lot to do with the kind of set you’ll be able to buy in the future, even though it is not for sale.

I first saw it in a top-secret room of an RCA plant in Indianapolis, Ind. There it sat, a 6 and a half foot long box of smoky Plexiglas wrapped around five TV screens and some mighty fancy electronics. It was being readied for a smash unveiling before a meeting of distributors, but not as an item they could ever offer to the public. Then why was it built?