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Tivizen Mobile Digital Telivision for Apple products now available

Tivizen Mobile Digital Telivision for Apple products now available

Watching digital television on your portable Apple devices couldn't be easier with the Tivizen digital television receiver. This is the first one ever made for the iPod and is completely wireless; just download the application from the app store and plug the dongle into the iPod.

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FCC reveals DTV early analog switch-off stations

The FCC has released a list [pdf link] of which US TV stations intend to shut off their analog transmissions in advance of the official June 12th date, together with a second list [pdf link] of which stations will slog it out until the very end.  According to the current lists, 158 stations will transition before June 12th.

Chinavision Portable Digital Media Center

Chinavision Portable Digital Media Center

The design of this Portable Digital Media Center may not be retro, but it's interpretation of "portable" certainly is, taking us back to the days where a 14-inch CRT TV was considered highly luggable.  In this case, Chinavision offer an 8-inch swiveling LCD display, DVD and CD player, FM radio and even retro NES gaming.

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Inkel W500 GPS with DMB-TV PIP

Inkel W500 GPS with DMB-TV PIP

Last we heard from Inkel on these fair pages, they were cranking out bizarrely multi-functional iPhone docks; now there's this, the Inkel W500, a touchscreen navigation device.  Fitted with a wide-aspect touchscreen and either 2GB or 4GB of storage, the W500 has 3D mapping, Eco-Drive (to advise you on the most gas-friendly driving style and route) and Dual Map functionality.

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Intel embedded DTV antenna is world’s first

Intel embedded DTV antenna is world’s first

Intel have announced a new type of TV antenna for mobile devices that manages to not only grab and keep a signal but do so with no external aerial.  The Embedded Balanced Antenna uses two antenna cables that snake within the chassis of a notebook or ultraportable device.

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DTV Switchover delay bill almost final: Confusion Ahoy!

Prepare for TV confusion, as the House of Representatives passes the amended digital TV switchover delay bill and it makes its way to President Obama's desk for his final approval.  When that's given - which, considering his backing of the original bill, isn't expected to be any sort of hurdle - it will put TV broadcasters themselves in the position of deciding whether to switch off analog signals on the original February 17th date, the new June 12th date, or any time in-between.

Senate tries second DTV delay bill: Broadcasters would decide on switch

Having been rebuked by uncooperative Republicans in the House of Representatives earlier this week, with the first attempt at the DTV switchover delay bill rejected, the US Senate is back with a second attempt to postpone the shut-off of analog television.  The resubmitted bill, which has already been passed by the Senate, is generally identical to the original version, but manages to pass the buck to the television broadcasters themselves.

Digital TV delay bill rejected by House: Switchover still on for Feb 17th

Despite an assumption by many that the DTV switchover bill recently passed by the US Senate was a done-deal, Republican opposition in the House of Representatives has blocked its passing.  The bill, which sought to postpone the switching off of analog TV in the US from February 17th to June 12th, failed to secure the two-thirds support in the House necessary for its approval.  Current estimates suggest that around 6.5m households are unprepared for the switchover, which will see older TVs requiring digital convertor boxes in order to continue receiving broadcasts.

Digital TV switchover delayed until June 12th

Lovers of analog TV rest easy: the US senate has approved a bill that will delay the DTV switchover to June 12th, four months after its original February 17th deadline.  Citing concerns that viewers are not "technically reader" for the change from analog to digital broadcasts, the delay will also give the government time to reissue DTV coupons which subsidize the converter boxes by $40.  Apparently 2.5m people are on the waiting list for coupons, which ran out earlier this month.

Obama calls for digital tv switch to be delayed

Obama calls for digital tv switch to be delayed

You've probably heard about the looming switch from analog television signals to all-digital signals.  At the end of the broadcast day on February 17, televison stations will stop broadcasting their analog signals.  Or will they?  Barack Obama is calling for an extension to the February 17 deadline.  More after the jump.

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CEA creates YouTube contest to ease DTV transition

CEA creates YouTube contest to ease DTV transition

As the date when all TV broadcasts switch to digital approaches, we're going to hear more and more about it. That seems to already be the case and now CEA is launching a contest on YouTube called Digital TV: Convert Now! that's meant to help people convert their old analog sets to digital.

 
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The transition to all digital TV will be smooth, eh?

The transition to all digital TV will be smooth, eh?

Okay, I just saw something hilarious. Most people know by now that all analog TV signals will be switched over to digital ones come February 2009. And while all the commercials tout the process to be super easy, it may not be so for everyone.

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