Digital Portable TV's

Discussion in 'Gadget Corner' started by HarleyJoel, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. HarleyJoel

    HarleyJoel Member

    It looks like there's only two portable ATSC TV's on the market today. One from Radio Shack and the other is available on-line at Best Buy. With the switch from analog to digital only coming very soon, you would think there would be more choices available.
     
  2. blyons200

    blyons200 These pretzels are making me thirsty.

    With Ipods, PSPs, Zune, Nintendo DS, laptop computers, even smart phones, who needs a portable TV these days. I imagine the market for portable TV's is very, very small.
     
  3. memebag

    memebag Top Brass, ADVP

    It's because the ATSC standard doesn't really support mobile devices yet. See ATSC-M/H - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia for info on the proposed standard.
     
  4. kc1ih

    kc1ih Member

    I wound up getting a USB tuner for my laptop.
     
  5. secrecyguy

    secrecyguy Member

    Actually, there was more of them in the past but I heard they had problems with the portable digital tvs so most of the manufactures decided to wait until the switch is complete before they release more portable digital tvs.
     
  6. HarleyJoel

    HarleyJoel Member

    I wish they'd get their sh*t together already! February is coming soon. You would think that they'd have a standard by now. I need (want) to watch "live" tv.
     
  7. memebag

    memebag Top Brass, ADVP

    I think the market for portable TVs is pretty small. I haven't watched a portable TV since the 70s.
     
  8. HarleyJoel

    HarleyJoel Member

    It probably is a pretty small market but still important to some people. Just think of all those buses and limousines that will only show static unless you have a DVD. I know plenty of people that have them to watch football in real-time when they aren't at home.
     
  9. v1ru5

    v1ru5 Well-Known Member

    Was that a pun?:lol:
     
  10. snakester

    snakester Member

    I REALLY hope they figure out a different way to do this. 19.9Mbit/sec is barely enough for a 1080i HD stream, and adding MORE strain on it is the last thing we need.

    Look what happened to satrad when they overspent their bandwidth.
     
  11. goreds2

    goreds2 Well-Known Member

    I would think motorhome owners would be in the market for Digital Portable TV's . I own an older motorhome and just received the $40 coupon in the mail for the Digital Converter Box. Walmart has the converter boxes for $49. I will opt. for this instead of investing in a Digital Portable TV.
     

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