Could Apple's next-gen iPods be able to receive and record a TV signal? If you think that's more suited to an iPod Touch, guess again—as these unearthed patents reveal a Classic is also being considered.
Yes, your eyes are deceiving you, LG's not licensed the StarTAC design. Phew. That telescopic antenna doesn't just harp back to ye olden days though, it also receives a digital TV signal, one of the first US DTV devices.
After plenty of half-hearted attempts at mobile video from wireless carriers and Qualcomm, the ATSC has defined a standard that should, at long last, bring live streaming video to our phones. About time we got a DMB equivalent.
In case you have been oblivious to the endless warnings and apocalyptic terror of those who fear they will live in a world without television, the DTV transition is happening today. So I have to ask, does your TV still work?
Hey, Grandma, ready for the transition to the digiterized picture-box? We certainly hope so: Today, June 12th, we'll all be moving over to digital television and discarding the rabbit ears forever. Well, the few of us who need to, anyway.
Out of the 300 million Americans in the United states, 3.5 million are still not ready for the DTV switch come June 12. Is that 3.5 million people or households? Either way, 3.5 million is quite a lot, considering my non-english speaking nanny is already all over her digital converter. Get with it, people. [Switched]
Last week, Spokane-based engineer Adam Chronister posted a Youtube video, where he cracked open a government-subsidized DTV converter box, only to find a hidden camera. Turns out, the whole thing was a hoax.
Angered and distraught over the analog TV shutdown, a 70-year old Missouri man blew away his TV and engaged in a brief standoff with police when he could not get his converter box to work.
If you've been wondering whether you'll be able to receive strong DTV signals on your old TV, the FCC has thoughtfully created a site to help you out.
Even though the mandatory switchover date from analog to digital will be June 12 soon, about 681 (or 40 percent of) television stations will stop broadcasting analog by the end of next week.
Spanish-speaking viewers are finding the DTV transition to be particularly difficult because their favorite stations have either switched to digital or are too low power to be viewed outside of analog.
Because there are 1.4 million households on the underfunded digital converter voucher waiting list, the Senate is finalizing a proposal to delay the DTV switchover to June 12th—a bill that's expected to pass unanimously.
More on the proposed delay of the digital TV switchover: Obama's transition team co-chair sent a letter to Congress supporting WV Sen. Jay Rockefeller's proposal to push the transition to June 12. This is dumb.