The Sinclair TV1A Microvision TV was 4" wide, 6" deep, and 1.5" high and was released in 1976. It could be powered by either rechargeable batteries or via a mains adaptor.
The black-and-white picture could be viewed comfortably from about a foot away. It functioned on VHF and UHF bands and was the first-ever multi-standard receiver, which meant that it could be used in nearly every foreign country as long as the country used one of the three major TV standards.
Sadly for Sinclair, demand outstripped supply and by the time a sufficient number of TV1As were coming off the production line at the break-even point of 4,000 a month, demand had slumped and unsold stock built up rapidly. The stock of 12,000 TV1As was eventually sold by reducing the price considerably. This resulted in a £480,000 loss for Sinclair at a time when the company could ill afford it.
We currently do not have our charges listed online, but we are happy to quote you by phone. Please call us on 01440 709794 and we'll be happy to help.
Minimum Order Charge
We do have a minimum order charge of £50 (excluding delivery) for all hires. This is to cover the time involved in organising and dispatching a single small item. Sorry :-(
New clients are required to pay in advance by BACS or credit card. Repeat customers can open a credit account with us on 30 days terms.
Multiple Items & Job Lots
If you're looking to fit out an entire set and need many items, we are happy to quote a discounted rate based on the quantity of items.
The term dry hire means to hire an item without having a technician supplied to support it. Most of our small items are available to dry hire, but some of the more complicated equipment that require specialist knowledge are not. In these cases we will deliver the item(s) personally and set them up for you. Please call us for a quotation based on the hire period and location.