Sinclair TV80/FTV1 (Donated by Sinclair Sticker)

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The Sinclair TV80, also known as the Flat Screen Pocket TV or FTV1, was a pocket television launched by Sinclair Research in 1983. Unlike Sinclair's earlier attempts at a portable television, the TV80 used a flat CRT with a side-mounted electron gun instead of a conventional CRT; the picture was made to appear larger than it was by the use of a Fresnel lens. It was a commercial failure, and did not recoup the £4m it cost to develop; only 15,000 units were sold.

This example in our collection has a sticker attached which says "donated by Sinclair" and has serial number 004276.

Date : 1983

Manufacturer : Sinclair

Format : Portable Television

Physical Description : Portable TV, Slip case

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH68169. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

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