The portable screen market is now dominated by compact DVD players, smartphones and tablets, so if you want a teeny telly for watching live programmes on the go, there isn’t a massive choice. One contender is the DTV700B, a newly upgraded version of August’s low-cost 7in portable digital TV. August DTV700B portable Freeview TV …
'To ensure a clear picture park caravan within 2 feet of any transmitter tower, otherwise clear picture cannot be guaranteed.'
Red button services
Aren't they being a bit cheeky selling it as "Freeview" without red button services working? I remember a few people managed to get some comeback when the 4TV EPG went tits-up, because some of the units sold were advertised as "Freeview" but lacked Freeview EPG support. Surely red button services would come under the same principle?
the all-too-common feature of not being very good.
See, that's what reviews should be like.
Needs DVB-T2 lite
A good idea but it's a bit ahead of it's time.
If DVB-T2 lite services are ever launched then this sort of thing would be perfect.
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And use this site
But then that screen is too small.
Re: Good for a doorstop
I see your point completely. The Yellow Pages also makes a great doorstop, and is delivered free to my door.
It's not Freeview. They can be sued for that.
It's only generic MPEG2 DVB-T
It's Obsolete. No MPEG4 or DVB-T2 or DVB-T2-lite
N.I. at end of 2012 becomes 1st place in UK for MPEG4 SD (on DVB-T2 Mini-mux).
Ireland and other countries already use MPEG4 not just for HD for SD (no MPEG2 at all on DVB-T in Ireland).
No MHEG5, so apart from lack of Certification, it can't even receive all Freeview Services.
You can't call it Freeview or Saorview unless it has the Certification/Licence.
Cheap generic & obsolete. Also UK (& especially Ireland) need more than a whip in majority of locations. They wouldn't even be allowed to sell it in France.
480 lines is stupid
Ironic it's USA/Japan SD resolution (480 visible lines) rather than European/UK SD (576 visible lines) and yet will not work at all in Japan or USA.
This kind of US/Japan market display with a cobbled in generic DVB-T tuner for Aus/NZ and Europe has been about for ages. They are junk. Now obsolete junk.
When something is "not very good" (and I agree that this sounds "not very good") is it possible to provide links to alternatives that are less "not very good"? Thanks.
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