A cathode ray tube display for showing moving pictures with sound. Even on the rimworlds, there is often an old transmitter running something at least marginally interesting.
- 1 × 1
- pass through only
- Cover Effectiveness
- Terrain Affordance
- -200 W
- 120% television watching
- Required Research
- Tube television
- Skill Required
- Construction 7
- Work To Make
- 10,000 ticks (2.78 mins)
A tube television is a recreation item that provides "Television watching" recreation to colonists in an area in front of it, with a power of 120%. It is functionally similar to other types of television.
Tube televisions can be constructed once the Tube television research is completed, using the Recreation tab of the Architect menu. Constructing one requires 80 Steel, 4 Components, 10,000 ticks (2.78 mins) of work and a construction skill of 7.
They can also be acquired through trade.
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 tube television has a Recreation Power of 120%. It is considered Television recreation.
A pawn must have a Sight capacity above 0% to watch television.
Any form of television provides another form of recreation to your colony. They are useful for bed-ridden pawns in particular, as the only other option requires that another colonist talk to them. Flatscreen televisions and megascreen televisions provide more recreation power, but take up more space and power.
In general, it is not worth it to actually research television. Megascreen televisions provide stronger recreation, and are often carried by exotic goods traders and faction bases. Tube televisions can also be bought from the same sources.
- 0.10.785 - Added as Television with the addition of the Joy system.
- 0.13.1135 - Sick people in bed can now watch TV