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1 First Place SuperSonic Portable Widescreen LCD Display with Digital TV Tuner, USB/SD Inputs and AC/DC SuperSonic Portable Widescreen LCD Display with Digital TV Tuner, USB/SD Inputs and AC/DC
By Supersonic
9.8
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2 Supersonic SC-2812 12" Portable Ultra Lightweight Widescreen LED TV, HDMI, SD, MMC, USB Supersonic SC-2812 12" Portable Ultra Lightweight Widescreen LED TV, HDMI, SD, MMC, USB
By Supersonic
9.3
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3 TOGUARD 7" Inch Small Portable Security Monitor HD 1024x600 TFT LCD Display Screen TOGUARD 7" Inch Small Portable Security Monitor HD 1024x600 TFT LCD Display Screen
By TOGUARD
9.3
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4 10 Inch Portable Digital ATSC TFT HD Screen Freeview LED TV for Car,Caravan,Camping,Outdoor 10 Inch Portable Digital ATSC TFT HD Screen Freeview LED TV for Car,Caravan,Camping,Outdoor
By LEADSTAR
9.0
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5 Tyler TTV702 9" Portable Widescreen LCD TV with Detachable Antennas, USB/SD Card Slot Tyler TTV702 9" Portable Widescreen LCD TV with Detachable Antennas, USB/SD Card Slot
By Tyler
8.7
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6 Best Value Milanix MX9 9" Portable Widescreen LCD TV with Detachable Antennas, USB/SD Card Slot Milanix MX9 9" Portable Widescreen LCD TV with Detachable Antennas, USB/SD Card Slot
By Milanix
8.4
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7 Tyler TTV703 10" Portable Widescreen LCD TV with Detachable Antennas, USB/SD Card Slot Tyler TTV703 10" Portable Widescreen LCD TV with Detachable Antennas, USB/SD Card Slot
By Tyler
8.0
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8 Tyler TTV701 7" Portable Widescreen LCD TV with Detachable Antennas, USB/SD Card Slot Tyler TTV701 7" Portable Widescreen LCD TV with Detachable Antennas, USB/SD Card Slot
By Tyler
7.7
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9 Rechargeable Battery Portable Power Generator - 155-Watt Solar Panel Compatible, Dual USB Device Rechargeable Battery Portable Power Generator - 155-Watt Solar Panel Compatible, Dual USB Device
By SereneLife
7.4
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10 Fosa Portable ATSC 7" 9" 10" 12" 16:9 Digital Television TV TFT LED Fosa Portable ATSC 7" 9" 10" 12" 16:9 Digital Television TV TFT LED
By fosa
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Whatever happened to Handheld TVs?

a few weeks ago I put out a video abouta personal stereo from 1986 that had abuilt-in LCD television now of course onthat particular device I was unable toreceive any of the current UK TVbroadcasts because they now only sendout a digital signal that it had abuilt-in analog TV tuner and the samehas to be said for any of the pocket orslightly larger than pocket televisionsof the 80s and 90s in the UK at leastbecause they've turned off the digitalsignal I can no longer wander every oneof these and pick up a TV broadcastwithout video I've got a few people into asking me well why don't they makepocket or portable digital televisionsand the answer is well they do butunfortunately don't work very well butit's not entirely the fault of themanufacturers it's a little bit of aconfusing tale so let me go into in abit more detail and I'll alsodemonstrate one of the current crop ofportable digital televisions so let'sget on with itnow I'm based in the UK and the digitalbroadcast standard for terrestrialtelevision over here is called dvb-t anddvb-t - as you can see from the mapthat's on the screen now there are quitea few different stutters used around theworld but talking about this from a UKperspective DVB was introduced in 1998and it uses an mpeg-2 transport streamthe EB BT - was an update to thestandard which was introduced into theUK in November 2009 and this one usesmpeg-4 at least in the variation usedover here to broadcast the HD signals onterrestrial TV now the digital andanalog signals existed side by side forquite a while remember digital came onin 1998 well analog only started to beturned off in 2007 the area that I'm inwas switched off in 2009 and the wholesystem was completely discontinued forall regions by 2012 leaving people justwithdigital signal killing off devices likethis however it wasn't supposed to belike this because there is a standardthat was developed for broadcasting tohandheld televisions called dvb-h and itwas first introduced in the UK in 2005in a trial that took place in Oxfordwhere the people with the compatibleequipment were able to receive 16digital channels and the initialresponse was positive big things wereexpected of dvb-hand indeed the European Commissiondecided that dvb-h was going to be thebroadcast standard for mobile televisionin Europe unfortunately though they dragtheir heels a little bit in decidingthis as you can see the date in themiddle aired July 2007 in this articleit says they once it rolled out as soonas possible but of course that involvesbuilding a network of transmitters andalso getting the manufacturers on boardand time was ticking in the UK the first3G mobile network had been launched onthe 3rd of March 2003 so that's fouryears before the EU Commission decidewhat broadcast standard they want forhandheld digital TV now the first fewyears of 3G in the UK we're a prettyfallow period the three mobile operatorat one point we're just giving away thehandsets to try and get enough people tosign up to the service and I got one ofthese out of the which did video callsand things bit of a clunker but if Itrade it in now I'll get 4p for it so atleast I'm a four pence profit on thedeal but despite those faltering firststeps by the time the iPhone 3G came outin 2008 or insert your own preference ofhandset here the 3G networks were quitewell established there a number ofdifferent ones operating and yet stillthe dvb-h receivers hadn't appeared inthe storeshowever elsewhere in Europe the dvb-hstandard was enjoying a little bit moresuccess it had gone beyond the initialtrials and was being rolled out on alimited basis in a number of countriesbut if you look now to see who is usingdvb-h if we click on the link at the topwhich takes us to the official websitethat pretty much tells us everything weneed to know yes as far as europe isconcerned it appears that dvb-h witheredon the vine now while I haven't beenable to find any recentlytells of European countries are stillusing this standard if you do know ofany please put some details in thecomments meanwhile over in South Koreathings were very differentthey'd adopted a different standard ofhandheld digital television rather thandvb-h they were using TDM b-but itpretty much did the same thing but thecrucial difference was they hadn'tdragged their heels with it they'vemanaged to get it out around about 2005back when phones look like this so thisis the era when a mobile phone wouldn'tdo much more than make phone calls orsend text messages so the idea of beingable to receive live TV broadcasts onone from about a dozen or so channelsdefinitely had an appeal especially whenyou don't have to pay any data costs forit now the Korean DMB system as well asbroadcasting television signals alsosent out digital radio and it's verysimilar to the digital radio system weuse here in the UK called da B and inOctober 2006 in the UK virgin launched amobile phone which could receive fivetelevision channels over the da BNetwork and I did own one of these for alittle while and it definitely works butunfortunate was a bit of a clunky phoneit didn't appeal to people at the timecompared to the other phones that wereavailable and the service wasdiscontinued in January 2008 so when itcomes to handheld digital television itseems that South Korea are the exceptionto the rule it's still in use todayother a perhaps a dozen or so channelsat most people could receive otherdevices however it doesn't seem to beoffered in the latest flagship phones Iwas looking on the Korean Samsungwebsite that don't mention it on the topof the range phones it's only on lowermodels in the range of course it doesrequire a little aerial to come out tothe top of the phone so you can't reallyfitted the latest slimline model soperhaps even South Korea of falling outof love with handheld digital televisionokay so that's the back story over anddone with but what handheld digitaltelevision can I buy here now well thisis a model that I've chosen it's alittle bit larger than handheld and it'sunbranded you won't find these from Sonyor Casio anymoreand you can see on here this is a dvb-tand t2 model that they do a fewdifferentstandards as well and this one cost meapproximately 45 pounds let's take alook at the specs starting at the tophere super slim fashion design that'simportant 7-inch screen moving therelittle bits got a 1200 milliamp hourbattery it's got a built in PVR it canplay various media files as well as wecan see there the resolution towardsabout some 800 by 480 which isn't badfor a screen of this size of course itdoes dvb-t and t2 so it should betterreceive the HD broadcast so let's geteverything out of the box and have agood look at it we've got the usermanual we've got the remote control in areally nasty shade of form and we'regoing to wire here for sending videointo this because you can use it as justa monitor so that's kind of compositeinputs out there you've got a littletiny aerial and then we've got the powerbrick here and if we just have a look atthis it's got a gyro plug on it and thevoltages on here you can see a multivoltage so I need to put an adapter onthat if I'm going to use it the cable ofthat is ridiculously short it's justover a meter approximately three and ahalf feet which in my opinion isinsufficient but I'll just have to putup with it inside the other box we'vegot the television itself which feelsvery lightweight and insubstantialonce we take this screen protector offin because we're going to matte screenwhich gets rid of reflections which isnice the stick is on here like I've beenthrown at it from a distance and they'renot quite on straight we've got aninfrared receiver on the bottom thereand along the top we've got a selectionof buttons which enable us to operatevarious things get through the menus etcnow if we just have a look around theback you see there's no buttons on thatside there all the inputs and things areon this side so I've got those laid outthat I don't need to read them to youbecause you've got a headphone output onthere as well got a little leg that goesout of the bottom here which enables youto stand it up of course a littlekickstand and also on the back on atripod screw mount so you could perhapsattach it to something that way twospeakers on here not too sure whatthat's aboutare they stereo one above the other oris it just both of them playing the samething but their speaker behind each oneof those and it receives a 12 volt inputwhich of course will presumably be to dowith using it is a kind of device in acaravan or some kind of RV you knowa 12-volt power supply from a vehicleinto it I'm plugging this into the wallof course and I've got little Ariel outhere you can see the lights flashing onthe left there that indicates thebattery is charging it's got a littlebattery as we mentioned before theremote control has all the buttons on itthat you need for a digital televisionand you need some batteries though soI'll just open this up up on a couple oftriple A's into here so putting thecover back onto there I thought welllet's just press the on button see whathappens and nothing happensoh no it's not broken is a cavity bothersending this back but having a lookaround I notice is a dot off switch onthe side here as well so slide that upand you can see the other LED comes onat the bottom there the left ones arecharging while the right one is thepower goes green when it's on get themenu coming on and I thought this wasamusing if you look at the bottom of thescreen here the little bar there tellsyou the last shuttle at receivepresumably the one the government whenthey were testing it and it receivedcambodia video well unfortunately Ican't pick up Cambodia video in my hairso I'm going to have to retune it so itreceives the signals that are availablein my area so going into the menus hereselecting the automatic tuning pick thatI want just to use the DTV because asthough analog TV in my area click UK andthen it just starts scanning forchannels now I've never had any luckwith these little tiny aerials but Ithought I'll give it a go perhaps thistime it's going to be the time that itworks but I let it go through the entireprocess and as you can see the bottomthere and all the way up for that matteris found nothing that's all it's got toa hundred percent didn't find a singlething so I thought well I'll try it themedia player functionality at least webetter get some video playing on it nowyou can put video files on a USB stickor on a micro SD card and I've put anMKV on here an MOV add an mp4 just totry all three air so I'm going to sayall three works fine this is an MKV thatI've got play on it here which I'vedownloaded from somewheredon't tell anyone as you can see I'vegot all my options across the top of thescreen for scanning through it pausingall that kind of stuff it works reallywell as a media player this is a 1080pfile as well and of course if you gotsubtitles you can get those to pop upwhich is quite nice so there's a littlemedia player for 40 odd pounds you knowit's not that bad there's a bit of adownside to it though it will onlyaccept a four gigfile size as a maximum so for exampleyou had a film that was seven and a halfgigs or something where you couldn't putthat on it because it only accepts thef80 file format as you can see you getnice little pop-up to show you what thefile is little preview of it as you moveyour cursor over it but anyway enough ofthat let's get back to what we're herefor trying to watch digital televisionof this feat now I've left it chargingfor about four hours or so that littlered LED on the left goes solid when it'sfinished charging so I thought I'll tryit on the batteries to see how long thatlastsand I also took it downstairs put theaerial as high up as I could get it awayfrom the device in the conservatory Ithought it's a bit more sort of skythey're less things in their way did ascan again absolutely nothing at all sowhen out in the garden put the aerial ontop of a wooden mushroom dinner scabthere again not a sausage completelysausage 'less so went back inside plugthe aerial from the house the one that'son the roof into the side of this Ithought well let's see if it's workingat all did a scan and sure enough it isthere's no problem there with a properaerial I got what's at a hundred and alldifferent television channels on thereas well as some other stuff and thevideo comes through perfectly don'tbreak up SATs all quite nice and sharpreally of course I'm in a room with alot of reflections here there's lightcoming through the ceiling but you canstill see it you can see across thescreen there's I jump between channelsit comes up with information about whatthe channel is and the name of theprogramme that solid a bit ofinformation whether it's got subtitlesor not just like a normal digital TV weshould tend to call Freeview televisionshere in the UK but we've got a littlechannel list that we can go down to lookthrough all the different channels it'spicked up and they're all workingexactly how they should I've got to saythe sound on this is teeny very teenythrough those little speakers I can avery metallic sounding unpleasant reallyyoumonka listen to it for a long period oftime but you can always plug it into anexternal speaker surprise but then it'slosing the point of being a portabledevice now the power just went off andthat was after only 20 minutes of usingit on the battery I've tried this againI charged it up overnight tried it againonly got twenty minutes out of thebattery so he's got a twenty minutebattery life I've got to say that anywaythe next thing I want to point out it'sgot a built-in PVR functionality so ifyou put a microSD card into here you canpause telly can rewind it you can setprograms to record you can see I put thesubtitles on the screen here now so it'sreally fully featured little free viewtelevision also if you look through hereI've got the program guide that's slowlypopulating with the names of theprograms that are coming up but it takesa little while for that data to comethrough unfortunately there's a bit of aproblem I was trying to use the BBCinteractive stuff and you press the redbutton across the bottom of the remoteand you know the move up and down withthe remote control to select thingshowever if you press down or up it justchanges the channel so it drops you outto the interactive stuff and move to thenext Channel I've tried that a fewdifferent ways I've noticed you can typethe number in of the item you want forexample I've type sport in here on page300 but when it comes up again I'msupposed to go up and down the page toselect things and see to do that itdrops you out of the interactive stuffso yeah forget the interactive stuff butI'm also interested in this aerial isthis aerial broken is it particularlybad I thought you know what I'm going totry and get a different one so I went onAmazon I look to the best aerial thatthey had all the best selling one anywayfor 1095 a portable aerial obviously notcarrying around a massive aerial thatyou'd put on a roof or somethingdon't be something that matches with aTV it's got a weighted base on this it'sgot a magnetic base I thought well thiswill be the one let's try it outproperly so again nothing upstairsnothing downstairs of the conservatoryat all so I went upstairs again hummedthe aerial area to a window started toget a bit of a signal on it but it wasbreaking up a lot just have a listen tothisso I'd say that was unwatchable so thatI took the device out in the garden andactually wished to get a good signal onit if I studied exactly like this inthis spot their arms in a house not geta particularly good TV reception thingsa lot of things in a way of it so thenext thing I thought I'd do I'll takecare out in the car when I went shoppingso I put my little Ariel on thedashboard here and sure enough in themiddle of this car park I was getting areally decent signal but as you can seeit's very variable depending on whereyou are so unfortunate advice like thisyou just can't be sure that you've gotto get a good signal it's completelydown to the luck of the draw butunfortunately due to the failure ofdvb-h your portable dvb-t televisionlike this is as good as i'm going to getokay so what if anything have we learnedfrom that well as far as this particularTV goes I'd only call it a portabletelevision in the traditional sense ofthe term by that I mean like a portableTV from the 1970s or 80s which probablywould have been a 14 inch CRT screen andthe thing that made it possible was thefact it had a handle on the top whichmen you could lug it around somewhereelse and plug it into power if youwanted to use it in a different locationeven though of course this is a lot morelightweight than that the same ideaapplies that to be able to use it youneed to plug it into power it does havethat 20-minute battery in here but I'mnot sure why a bit of an anomaly whoneeds a 20-minute battery in a TV maybeit's just to keep hold of the settingsor something now there might be somepeople it would think well hold that Icould perhaps plug it into the powersupply on a train to do have sockets onsome of the trains in the UK and watchTV there well no it wasn't really workunfortunately because of the way dvb-tworks the signal would cut out all thetime that's if you got any signal at allhowever you could perhaps use this in asame motorhome you could take it awaywith you plug it into the power in thereput the lead into the area that's up onthe roof you probably get a prettydecent signal but then again the screensa bit too small for that if kind offalls between two stoolsperhaps of somebody somewhere sitting ina shed overlooking a car park all daythat wouldn't mind one of these just toput it there to keep your eye on what'sgoing on on the television this degreeis thenput some links to this in the videodescription but yeah unfortunately asfar as pocket TVs go it is now really athing of the past but of course we'vegot smart phones and with 4G and soon tobe 5g on those you can pretty muchstream all the video that you need soyeah it might not be all the live TVchannels that are available but as wesaw from when they offered trials ofthese dvb-h services they didn't reallytake off people weren't interested andthat was in the very early days ofpeople having smartphones or mobilephones really in their pocket sonowadays if they try to launch dvb-h itjust wouldn't get any take-up at all soyeah pocket TVs thing of the past butwith now in the future we've got otherthings instead so that's it for themoment as always thanks for watchingyesand.