Want to deck your pad out like you’re Mad Men’s Don Draper, but don’t want to have to sacrifice your HD TV thrills for the sake of the retro aesthetic? Then check out the LG Classic TV, which combines a chic retro design with all the mod-cons of a modern HD LCD screen.
The Classic TV (model number 32LN630R) is a 32-inch set with a full HD 1080p (1920×1080 resolution) IPS panel, embedded in a design that wouldn’t look out of place in a 1950s “nuclear home”. Standing on four feet, it uses a Scandinavian-style wood frame to set it apart from today’s standard black flatscreens, and comes complete with rotary dial controls for volume and channel switching.
Its IPS panel allows for a wide viewing angle of 178-degrees, while there’s also a USB connection for playing back media from a storage drive, as well as an MHL video connection for smartphones and tablets.
In South Korean stores now priced at 840,000 won (£480 roughly) there’s no word yet on a UK release.
By Gerald Lynch | August 13th, 2013