Panasonic Model TR-001 Micro Television

The Panasonic model TR-001 television was introduced in 1970 and was the first truly pocket-sized television sold to the public.  It was about 4 inches high, just under 2 inches wide, and about 6 inches deep.  The picture was about 1 1/2 inches, measured diagonally, though a removable magnifier was provided.  It used an internal NiCd rechargable battery, and could be run off the battery, the charger, or from an auto battery.  A tiny speaker below the screen provides the sound.

The unit shown here is in working order.  The picture is quite good, with excellent brightness and contrast, though a small screen can mask some problems that might be objectionable on a larger set.  The sensitivity is astoundingly good, even on UHF.  The magnifier uses a plastic Fresnel lens which serves its purpose, and helps to shield the screen from ambient light, but the lines in the lens are objectionable.

Panasonic TR-001

TR-001 Picture