JVC Videosphere

The space helmet-inspired JVC Videosphere just might be the strangest CRT television ever. It made its debut in 1970 and was sold up until the early-1980s. In addition to the white, red, black and orange colors, buyers could also opt for an alarm clock base. Due to its sci-fi look, a red model appear as a background prop in the 1999 film The Matrix, though they have appeared in sci-fi films since the early 70s. Continue reading for another video and more information.

“The JVC Videosphere looks like it’s from an alternate future despite being several decades old, but that didn’t stop one YouTuber from getting games from the Xbox One X, PS4 Pro, Nintendo Switch and an Alienware gaming PC all running on it. Doing that required using a composite converter to turn the HDMI signal into something readable by a VCR. That’s because ultimately the signal would need to be transmitted to the Videosphere via an RF cable spliced into its aerial receiver. In order to have everything hooked up at once, he then ran all of the HDMI outputs from the consoles and PC into an HDMI switcher,” according to Kotaku.