The whole point of a flatscreen TV is, well, it is flat and thus space-saving and besides, it look kinda sleek in todays context. However, if you have been bitten by nostalgia bug presumably because, you are old enough to (not judging, btw), then the Doshisha Vintage Design HD LCD TV might just be the modern tech with low-tech look TV for you. Honestly, I can’t see why anyone will want a real estate-consuming TV.
Since it is a flatscreen TV, this means the entire rear of that retro TV cabinet is empty. Man, that’s just wasted space, isn’t it? Well, not quite. You can probably use that empty, out-of-sight space, which is accessible by flipping up the top cover, for whatever hard copies of media that you have in your possession.
The front lower that mimics the look of a retro TV’s integrated speaker unit is yet another storage space which can be accessed from behind. It is a space designed for set top box, Blu-ray player, or even a VHS recorder if you want to go out nostalgia, and it has a removable panel with a large opening for cables to pass through.
If you ask me, it could be the perfect, in-the-mood TV to watch Stranger Things. Though, clearly, this is tad before the 80s. 70s, probably. Like most flatscreen TV, you will get the usual HDMI, composite AV and USB inputs around the back. Speaking of USB, you can, apparently, hooked up an external drive for program recording. Not sure how, though. Perhaps, the onboard not-the-70s software has provision for program recording?
The Doshisha Vintage Design HD LCD TV may look decidedly retro, albeit the lack of a dome panel typical of a CRT of that time, this 20-inch TV is not cheap. It is listed on Amazon Japan for 53,500.00 Yen which works out to be around $500+. Mind you, that’s for a now-dated LCD TV.
If you are so inclined, you can bag one from Japan Trend Shop, but it will cost you a couple of hundreds more. But you know how it is with this hard-to-get-items. It almost always cost more than it really should.
Images: Amazon Japan.