RCA Introduces 8-Inch Dual-Tuner Mobile DTV Tablet/Escort Android App

Fringe Reception

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#2
From the article:

" ... "The rapid advancement of mobile TV technology is giving consumers unparalleled flexibility in how they watch TV and our integration with DST offers yet another way to view TV while they're on-the-go," said Salil Dalvi and Erik Moreno, co-general managers of Mobile Content Venture (MCV). "This is another great example of executing against our broader go-to-market strategy and commitment to delivering great, user-friendly technology to users everywhere." ...

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Except, the "rapid advancement" happened three or more years ago. Will this be the first available mobile digital TV set?

I have friends who live on houseboats, others who are commercial fishermen and others who love boating who could have benefitted from a 'mobile' set three years back. There were no specific details in that article but so far, I am thrilled to see this (almost forgotten) technology is finally being developed.



* For readers, trying to receive DTV on a rocking boat can confuse the best ATSC (digital) tuner and mobile DTV resolves that problem.

Jim
 

MrPogi

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#3
If only this would be the norm instead of the exception, MDTV would take off like a rocket.

If someone would make an MDTV dongle for tablets, that would help, too.
 

Jim1348

DTVUSA Member
#4
I think that it will be interesting to see you carries this. I got a Nexus 7 tablet recently, but I noticed that they weren't carried in-store at Best Buy. I don't know why, but I think these have sold pretty well. It seems like some people want to be able to see the product in brick and mortar store even though many will end up ordering it on line. I honestly never recall seeing a Mobile DTV device carried in house locally. I live in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area and certainly some sort of Mobile DTV should have been carried in some store at the Mall Of America if it would have become popular. To RCAs credit, the MSRP of $299 seems competitive enough since this will be compared to Nexus 7, iPad Mini, Kindle, Nook, etc.
 
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