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September 15, 2009

Pocket HDTV


Can this really be, at this price?

I don't know but I'm going to find out.

I'll report back in the near future.

I'm not optimistic, I must say.

Been burned far more often than not when it comes to bleeding edge tech that seems too good to be true....

From the website:


Portable Pocket HDTV

This pocket-sized, portable color HDTV receives high-definition digital broadcasts.

The unit displays content using 480 x 272 resolution on its 4-1/4" display for crisp images and sharp motion devoid of streaking or blurring.

It provides a 16:9 screen mode for true HD aspect ratio; its generous 60º viewing angle allows adjacent viewers to watch programs easily.

Two built-in 1/2-watt speakers deliver clear sound; a headphone jack allows you to listen without disturbing others.

Built-in antenna that collapses back into the case; an included external antenna with a magnetic base can connect to the unit from 80" away using its cord, allowing you to place it for optimum reception.

The built-in lithium-ion battery provides up to 1-1/2 hours of viewing from a 4-1/2-hour charge using the included AC adapter.

5-1/4"L x 3-1/4"H x 3/4"D.

7-1/2 oz.


From a GadgetVenue.com review: :"The confusing part is why they call it an HDTV. At a display resolution of 480 x 272 it certainly isn't HD standard. The only HD part of it is that it can receive HD digital broadcasts."


September 15, 2009 at 02:01 PM | Permalink


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It's marketing blather, as John said.

It may be able to receive digital signals (and/or those in High definition) but technically needs to be at least 1280x720 (minimum 720p) resolution in order to be able to DISPLAY the high definition signal.

Think about it, the lowest resolution my monitor will even accept is 800x600, and that makes everything look large and blocky.

The bottom line: My guess is you will get a signal, but it won't look anything like HD quality.

Posted by: EEJ | Sep 16, 2009 4:31:38 PM

"The confusing part is why they call it an HDTV."

Hype. BUT - it has a receiver for the new signals, which I suspect last year's models may not have - and older ones certainly did not. At least, not in the US and/or that price.

Posted by: John A | Sep 15, 2009 11:25:58 PM

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