The Sinclair TV80, also known as the Flat Screen Pocket TV or FTV1, was a pocket television released by Sinclair Research in September 1983. Unlike Sinclair's earlier attempts at a portable television, the TV80 used a flat CRT with a side-mounted electron gun instead of a conventional CRT; the picture was made to appear larger than it was by the use of a Fresnel lens. It was a commercial failure, and did not recoup the £4m it cost to develop; only 15,000 units were sold . New Scientist warned that the technology used by the device would be short-lived, in view of the liquid crystal display technology being developed by Casio.
Front side of the PCB showing the flat CRT assembly
Back side of the PCB showing the bottom of the CRT assembly