This Pointy, Swivelling TV Was The 84-Inch 4K Flatscreen Of Its Day

You’re looking at the height of TV technology from the 1950s. Perhaps the most kitsch, retro object you’ve seen in a long time, the Kuba Komet was the 84-inch 4K flatscreen of its day — and just as expensive.

Manufactured in Germany between 1957 to 1962, this thing’s giant, pointy, swivelling case conceals eight speakers along with a record player, a radio and a TV tuner in the bottom cabinet. There was also, apparently, an option to include one of the first ever tape recorders — and even a remote control.

It was over 1.2m tall, weighed 136kg and had a giant price tag to match. New, it cost $US1000. In 1957. That makes the $US25,000 Sony 4K TV seem about right on the money. [No Pattern Required via Retronaut via BoingBoing]

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