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The Panasonic TR-005 Orbitel (also known as the Flying Saucer or Eyeball) is a television set that was manufactured from the late 1960s to early 1970s by Panasonic.
It had a five-inch screen, earphone jack, and could rotate 180 degrees on its chrome tripod.
The Orbitel is Panasonic’s quintessential space age television. The tv claimed such features as “Speed-O-Vision”, the ability to watch almost instantly with no warm up, UHF and VHF tuning on the same knob and 180 degree rotation. It’s iconic design is often seen in movies, tv shows, and advertising.

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