Santa Fe Springs, Calif. – Digital Stream, the licensee of the RCA
brand for portable TV devices, said Monday that has started shipping a new line
of RCA portable TVs including some that include tuners for mobile digital TV
The line includes a mix of models offering either rechargeable
built-in batteries or AA batteries, and models that receive standard digital TV
broadcasts or both standard DTV and new mobile DTV signals for reception in
Models equipped with the mobile DTV tuners will enable receiving
signals even when the set is moving at speeds surpassing 60 miles per hour, as
long as the transmission is within range.
All of the new sets are designed to receive local news
broadcasts, emergency information, and favorite broadcasts from TV and radio
stations, the company said.
“Our new Portable TVs allow viewers to experience a variety of
local programming including news and weather broadcasts at any time from local
TV stations,” stated Chris Lee, Digital Stream sales and marketing VP. “We
encourage people everywhere to be prepared for emergencies by having a
battery-operated TV at the ready, and we’re offering a variety of models that
should be attractive for any budget.”
Highlights of the new line include the following:
The “Storm Ready” model DHT235C (shipping now at an $89 suggested
retail price), which billed as a pocket-sized LCD television well suited to
receive news and weather broadcasts over traditional DTV (ATSC) broadcasts. It is
powered for up to three hours with four AA batteries, and includes a 3.5-inch LED-backlit LCD screen, signal
strength indicator, closed captioning, easel back stand, silver/black finish
cabinet, and built-in monopole antenna.
The “Hybrid Portable” television model DMT335R (shipping now at
$119 with free shipping), which features a 3.5-inch LCD screen with LED back lighting,
regular ATSC digital TV reception, and hybrid AC and DC power options.
The unit includes an AC power adapter and can run for three hours
on four AA batteries. It also includes a real time signal strength indicator,
closed captioning, easel back stand and bronze/black finish, English/Spanish
display and a built-in monopole antenna.
The Mobile DTV and Radio model DMT336R (shipping at $159 with
free shipping), features a 3.5-inch LCD screen with LED backlighting, hybrid
ATSC and ATSC-M/H mobile DTV reception, FM radio reception, AC power or up to 4
hours of playback time on internal Li-Poly battery, real time signal strength
indicator, closed captioning capability, easel back stand, English/Spanish
display and built-in monopole antenna. This model also comes in black or white.
The Widescreen Mobility model DMT270R ($170 with free shipping),
features a 7-inch 800-by-480 high resolution widescreen LCD with a 500:1
contrast ratio, hybrid ATSC or Mobile DTV reception, AC power or up to 3 hours
of playback time on a built-in Li-Poly battery that can recharge while plugged
in to a wall outlet or an auto power source.
The unit also features a real time signal strength indicator,
closed captioning capability, easel back stand, English/Spanish display and 360
degree adjustable antenna.
The company said that more than 70 local broadcast stations
throughout the country are now transmitting both standard digital and mobile
digital television signals.
The new Mobile DTV broadcasts add the flexibility of movement to
the TV viewing experience – in the back seat of a car, on a train, or just
about anywhere in the viewing area of a local station.
A comprehensive list of available Mobile DTV channels is
available on the “Signal Map” tab of
, the web site of the Open
Mobile Video Coalition of broadcasters.