RCA is first to launch new portable Mobile DTV products
RCA (Radio Corporation of America) is first to launch new portable Mobile DTV products for reception of both standard and Mobile Digital TV broadcasts
With nearly 70 TV broadcasters now transmitting Mobile Digital TV signals to viewers in markets throughout the country, RCA is launching a new line of portable digital television sets that have the capability of receiving both Mobile DTV and standard digital TV signals. Four new products for mobile consumers will soon be available, including 3.5″ and 7″ pocket televisions and an innovative automobile tuner for car infotainment systems.
Battery-operated portable TV sets virtually disappeared with the transition to all-digital broadcasting, and the new RCA products are the first to offer consumers the reception convenience of either regular or mobile broadcasts transmitted by local TV stations.
“Our new Portable TVs will be the first handheld hybrid television receivers in the U.S.market, and the new Mobile DTV functionality makes it possible for viewers to enjoy their favorite programs as well as local news, weather, and sports wherever they go. whether watching on a train, in the backseat of a car, or just relaxing at home, RCA pocket TV sets will be ideal companions,” said Chris Lee, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Digital Stream, the RCA licensee who is manufacturing and marketing the new products. “we are closely monitoring the rollout of Mobile DTV market by market, and we are working with retailers that are interested in bringing these new options to viewers,” Lee said.
Mobile DTV is a new service now available from nearly 70 local TV broadcasters, and viewers can check local service availability on the Signal Map tab of OMVC.org. Local over-the-air stations are upgrading equipment to transmit the robust digital signals, which are designed for “on the go” reception wherever viewers want to watch local news, weather, sports, traffic, and favorite entertainment programs. While digital TV was designed for fixed reception in rabbit-ear equipped living rooms, Mobile DTV is optimized for personal viewing on handheld devices (even if a viewer is in the backseat of an automobile or on a moving train).