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Vintage Geek: Panasonic Personal TV

I'm a sucker for old school Personal TVs - all you have to do is add a splash of color and I'll spend all day dreaming and giggling about them. Much like the huge PanaPana Personal TV, the Panasonic Personal TV (1984) is at least 40 times the size of today's video/MP3 players.

The popularity of "handheld TVs" didn't make it big until the late 1970s and early 1980s, when the first pocket-sized TV, called the MTV-1, was released. Of course, Sony released the first Watchman in the 80s and soon every businessman and hipster needed their very own handheld TV. And to think, these days we can watch Justin Timberlake around the clock on our tiny cell phones. For a full gallery of fun Personal TV pictures, just read more







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