I don't think they make the money they did a few years back, but this 1970s JVC Videosphere TV is still a potential bargain.
It is something we have featured before, but this particular 1970s JVC Videosphere television is very cheap right now, so well worth as look.
An iconic design from 1970 and one that was inspired by the era of space exploration and the 2001: A Space Odyssey movie, but all accounts. Good got use on its stand, also good to use with the chain, hanging on a wall. Downside? You'll need to get it converted to use it in the modern digital world, unless you just want it for decoration.
It is described as being in 'original unrestored condition', generally being in 'very good above' condition, although there is 'one major crack' on the square base and the head of the antenna is missing, although it still works. So not perfect, but pretty good – and just £2.20 right now.
We see a few of these around, but the 1970s JVC Videosphere TV in orange is certainly the more rare colour compared to the more typical white.
It's an iconic design and even though the TV itself doesn't really cut it in 2010, that space helmet look will remain an icon of the era for many years to come. This example is described as being in 'excellent condition' with 'nothing' missing, even down to the original antenna. It works too – see it working on the listing page if you are in doubt. The seller is even offering advice to get it working with modern-day kit, should you need help.
Price? It's on a 'buy it now' for £160, although the seller will also take an offer.
Now I'm just repeating the title given to this by the seller, but I'm pretty sure that something called a JVC 3020GM Videosphere Cube TV should be round?
Not to be confused with the JVC Videosphere space helmet TV we all know and love, this is an altogether more rare set, but every bit as stylish. Of course, the technology is way behind – this is only a black and white solid state set, in need of some work to get it running in the digital age. But the cube design and contrast colours really do make it stand out.
Probably dating to the early 70s and described as being in 'very good condition' by the seller, you can check out more great images of it online. And if you want it? Well, it's just £1 right now.
An icon of the 1970s, this JVC 3240GM Videosphere space age television is just £1 on eBay right now.
Granted you'll need to get it converted for use to digital (in the UK anyway), but if you can deal with that, this is a fine example. A 'limited' grey version, it's described as being in 'very good' condition and 'hardly used'. A few age scratches being the only issue. But on the plus side, the base and chain are intact.
Not sure how much it will go for in the end, but right now, it's a bargain.