Mobile TV at the CES 2010
Mobile TV is gearing up to go, confirmed by this years CES in Las Vegas. Amongst the line up of devices on offer comes an accessory called the Tivit, which can send free Mobile DTV signals over wifi. Also featuring, was a new TV phone, the Samsung Moment which comes with an embedded Mobile DTV chip.
The Tivit made by Valups is differentiated by it's size, a small unit measuring 50 x 85 x16 mm that tunes into the new US ATSC Mobile DTV broadcast system (much of which is free to view) and sends the TV pictures wirelessly over a range of about 15 metres to wifi enabled notebooks, netbooks, personal mobile devices and smart phones: thus plugging a gap for existing devices lacking built in mobile TV receivers. Valups is also planning to release similar products around the world accommodating Mobile TV broadcast systems DVB-T for Europe, DVB-H for Vietnam, CMMB for China, and T-DMB for Korea. Expect to pay around $100 for the US Mobile DTV tuner. Tivit on youtube
The Samsung Moment Smartphone in collaboration with Sprint will receive live Mobile DTV signals using a single ATSC Mobile DTV chip. The phone has an 8cm AMOLEDG display for excellent picture quality and an electronic program guide with the ability to record TV shows in the ubiquitous MPEG-4G video file format.
As well as featuring at CES, the phone will showcase as part of the much publicised [OMVC] backed mobile DTV trial in Washington DC early this year. The device is expected to retail at around $200 US. Samsung Moment on youtube