This is a very short and quick guide for those interested in buying a JVC Videosphere.
Available most commonly in white, orange and the rarest colour black (apparently only sold in Canada?). As with all vintage plastics the white fades to a cream colour- so be wary if the photo makes it look a bright white and the seller doesn't mention anything about yellowing, it will probably be too good to be true. The orange is so evocative of the era and really makes a statement. The black looks really sleek.
The original aerial is telescopic with a white plastic top to it. USA models (3241) have 2 tuning dials on the top, UK (3240) only one.
Some still have the original plastic sticker saying "solid state".
I think these televisions are amazing, I would certainly rather spend £150+ on one of these than on a piece of Whitefriars.
Please email me ( tom at toms-house.co.uk ) if you want more information on where to buy one!