Flatscreen television

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Flatscreen television

Flatscreen television

A high-tech flat-screen television with crystal-clear image and rich color. Picks up transmissions from ancient satellites and ubiquitous data cards.

Base Stats

Type
BuildingRecreation
Market Value
920 Silver [Note]
Mass
8 kg
HP
80
Flammability
100%
Path Cost
50

Building

Size
2 ˣ 1
Minifiable
True
Placeable
True
Passability
pass through only
Cover Effectiveness
35%
Terrain Affordance
Light
Power
-330 W
Recreation
140% television watching

Creation

Required Research
Flatscreen television
Skill Required
Construction 8
Work To Make
40,000 ticks (11.11 mins)
Resources to make
Steel 140 + Component 16
Deconstruct yield
Steel 70 + Component 8
Destroy yield
Steel 35 + Component 4
Technical
tradeTags
Television


A flatscreen television that is more entertaining than a tube television, but still 1 tier lower than the megascreen television. Effective in a 5x6 area in front of the object (that is, 5 deep, 6 wide). Seats must face the TV. The flatscreen television has an entertainment strength factor of 140%.

Acquisition

Flatscreen televisions can be constructed once the Flatscreen television research project has been completed. They require Steel 140 Steel, Component 16 Components, 40,000 ticks (11.11 mins) of work, and a Construction skill of 8.

They can also be purchased from Outlanders caravans and faction bases, or found in ancient shrines.

Summary

Pawns sitting on a chair or bed can watch a tube television for recreational purposes. It does not matter which way the furniture faces.

The flatscreen television has a Recreation Power of 140%. It is considered Television recreation.

Analysis

Any television provides another form of recreation to your colony. It is useful for bed-ridden pawns in particular, as the only other option rqeuires that another colonist talk to them.

In general, it is not worth it to actually research televisions for the purposes of recreation. Megascreen televisions provide stronger recreation and are often carried by exotic goods traders and faction bases. Both flatscreen and tube televisions can also be bought from the same sources.

Flatscreen televisions can be used for resource compression, compressing 59.7 kg of 105 steel and 12 components into a mere 8 kilos. This allows you to carry 7 times the weight you normally would on a caravan, but means that you will lose 50% of the 140 steel and 16 components.

Version history

  • 0.13.1135 - Added. Sick people in bed can now watch TV
  • 0.19 - can now be constructed.