The PV-100 made its mark as the world's first fully transistorized video recorder for general business use. It takes up 1/50th the space of similar units at broadcast studios of the day, a revolutionary feat in miniaturization. Every effort was made to avoid a confusingly complex appearance. Instead, the recorder features a simple design, wrapped up in a neat gray and silver cabinet. Convenience was also a priority. The recorder can be lifted by two people holding built-in handles, and panels can be removed from the frame for easy maintenance.