RCA isn’t a brand that we hear a lot about today. Years ago, it seemed that you couldn’t watch TV without seeing a commercial with the little dog looking all cute. RCA has unveiled a new line of hybrid portable TVs that allow the user to watch both mobile TV format broadcasts and to receive normal digital TV broadcasts too.
The new line includes TVs with screens from 3.5″ to 7″ and there is an automotive TV tuner as well. RCA is showing the sets off during the 2011 NAB show in Las Vegas right now. The sets are battery powered and let the user watch TV wherever they may go. None of the sets can receive low power analog signals.
The line includes the 3.5″ DMT335E at $119 with LED backlit screen and up to four hours of use on AA batteries. The 3.5″ DMT336R sells for $159 and has a LED backlit widescreen, FM tuner, and runs on AC power or a rechargeable battery pack. The 7″ DMT270E sells for $179, has an 800 x 480 resolution screen with 500:1 contrast, and can run on rechargeable batteries for up to three hours or AC power. The mobile car receiver is DMT3BR and sells for $129. It is about the size of a deck of cards and is designed to hook to the cars infotainment system.