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post #1 of 5 Old 01-14-2011, 08:44 PM - Thread Starter
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I have about a 45 minute commute each way and really miss the local analog TV broadcast that I used to pick up on FM in the car to listen to the news on the way home. My car has the aux in port so I figured I'd try and go big and see if there is some type of portable device out there that can tune in both HD radio signals and over the air DTV audio. Anyone know of anything or am I just dreaming?

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Not at the moment. Though I did see a cute little portable digital TV at Radio Shack for a Benjamin. ATSC isn't terribly mobile-friendly, though. You're going to get a lot of breakups.

http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=3902971

A Mobile DTV receiver might be better for your purposes, though not all stations are transmitting a Mobile DTV stream.

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Thanks, DrDon! I'll have to stop by the Shack to give them a gander. I figured I might be dreaming but wouldn't know for sure unless I asked.

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If you mean the Auvio set, I have one and it works ok.
As can be expected, it performs a lot better on UHF than VHF, and
thanks to the transmission standard being what it is, it does not perform well in motion.

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Maybe when the RCA Model DMT3BR Pocket Mobile DTV Car Tuner Receiver is released you can go that route!

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