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post #301 of 505
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Originally Posted by bdfox18doe View Post

Decontis has just released a new and improved version of the MH Viewer.
However I have not had time to try it with the AERO-M yet.

http://www.mobile-dtv-viewer.com/DownloadATSC.html

I beta tested it, and while the error correction does help, it can't decode anything that's not being passed through by the tuner, so once it falls below the minimum decode level for regular ATSC, it can't decode.

I don't know how it deals with multipath in a high-signal environment since I don't live in one of those.

- Trip
post #302 of 505
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Originally Posted by Trip in VA View Post

I don't know how it deals with multipath in a high-signal environment since I don't live in one of those.

- Trip
Oh, I can show you a few prime spots here in downtown Charlotte to try next time you are in town...
post #303 of 505
Ed's View: ATSC M/H Handheld Performance
Posted by Ed Milbourn
October 10, 2011 7:48 AM

http://www.hdtvmagazine.com/columns/...erformance.php
post #304 of 505
Broadcasting & Cable (B&C), and TWICE Magazine have a Supplement insert this week about Mobile Digital TV.
post #305 of 505
It is already November 2011 and Christmas is now less than 2 months away. There still really isn't a whole lot of choices for Mobile DTV.
post #306 of 505
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Jim1348 View Post

It is already November 2011 and Christmas is now less than 2 months away. There still really isn't a whole lot of choices for Mobile DTV.

And there won't be until receivers are included in cell phones and cars. Which may never happen.
post #307 of 505
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Originally Posted by Ken H View Post

And there won't be until receivers are included in cell phones and cars. Which may never happen.

Correct..Especially since encryption is being added and will render all current receivers useless.
post #308 of 505
And then they're talking about ATSC 3.0....
post #309 of 505
For those of you who may be interested Amazon has reduced the price of the TIVAX 7' MiTV to $122.11 (was $199). I don't know how it is rated. I am considering getting it or the RCA 7" DMT270R during the Holidays. I have seen good reviews on the RCA model.
post #310 of 505
http://www.amazon.com/Tivax-MiTVMobi...1232369&sr=8-3

That is a good price. Thanks for posting that.
post #311 of 505
Shows $116 with free shipping on my screen
post #312 of 505
I dug into the owner's manual (http://tivax.com/media/downloadable/...V%20Manual.pdf) for that Tivax and found this little gem on page 30.

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2.4 Current Planned and Available Mobile TV Channels
You can go to the following web site to get the detailed mobile digital channel information in the United States: http://www.rabbitears.info/market.php?request=atscmph

Gee, I wonder if Trip knows about that one???

At $116 shipped, this might be an interesting toy for my brother who is an OTR truck driver. He was mentioning that he wanted a TV set to watch when he was stopped for the night. Hmmm....

I do wish the manual gave some more mention to the function of the "TV Display" button on the remote. This device might, depending on implementation, have the possibility of being a poor-man's portable signal meter.
post #313 of 505
Hehe, I didn't know about it, but no argument from me!

- Trip
post #314 of 505
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Originally Posted by bdfox18doe View Post

Correct..Especially since encryption is being added and will render all current receivers useless.

Buyer confusion = the fastest way to kill an emerging format or technology.
post #315 of 505
Who will broadcast this "Mobile TV" when there are no more broadcasters?
post #316 of 505
AT&T and Verizon, at $4 per episode plus the cost of data.
post #317 of 505
How about when the M/H receivers are built into handheld devices (I-phone, I-pad, Android smartphone, etc) already in the customer's hand and they can charge a subscription fee...

I couldn't resist a price under $100, so I ordered one to play with this morning. Amazon Prime free trial, second day shipping.... I haven't figured out how Amazon is going to make money off this deal....
post #318 of 505
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by bdfox18doe View Post

Correct..Especially since encryption is being added and will render all current receivers useless.

Not sure I'd be in the market for a unit that will soon be obsolete.
post #319 of 505
. . ..obsolete . . because of atsc 3.0 ?? ...or encryption (( or both )) ??
post #320 of 505
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Originally Posted by ADTech View Post

I couldn't resist a price under $100, so I ordered one to play with this morning. Amazon Prime free trial, second day shipping.... I haven't figured out how Amazon is going to make money off this deal....

Wow, this thing is dropping by the day
$122.11 on 11/13
$116 later on 11/13
and now 11/18/11 $98.40, although my screen does say only 3 in stock but more coming.
What I don't get is this product is listed as being available on Amazon since 11/15/10(over a year) but no reviews I mean usually even $2 items get many reviews after a few months, but nothing for this makes me wonder if they were so bad that Amazon removed them all, although I've read plenty of bad reviews on Amazon and haven't known them to ever edit bad reviews.....

Edit, how would you interpret this from the manual:
"The same antenna connection port can be used to connect to your cable box at home for receiving the signal from your cable box."

The box is not listed as being QAM(or analog) compatible "Enjoy both Mobile M/H TV and ATSC digital TV programs" so what do you think they mean? Page 30 of the manual shows all cable TV channels(Food, CNBC, etc.) I also don't believe this TV has A/V inputs otherwise you could hook those to your cable box....I really think lacking A/V inputs is a detriment though
"Screen resolution: 480 x 234" isn't the best either but maybe for a 7" screen it would be OK. I just checked my 7" Prism digital TV(not MDTV though) and its also listed at 480x234 and my notes say the picture was "good".

I'm kind of interested but don't like the fact it doesn't seem to have A/V inputs and I'd kind of like higher resolution for HD digital broadcasts, MDTV is probably low res anyway.
post #321 of 505
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Originally Posted by bdfox18doe View Post

...I just ordered one of the Tivax's too..hopefully it will mount on the wall nicely and not take up counter space like the LG.

Did you ever get your Tivax, and if so what was your impression?
post #322 of 505
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Originally Posted by jjeff View Post

Did you ever get your Tivax, and if so what was your impression?


Yea.. not impressed..same clunky OSD-software-chipset as several other units I have..so I tossed it in the pile...I still like the LG Dp570MH the best..along with the prototype LG Maize phone I have. In fact..Typng this on my OMVC Dell Inspiron mini netbook with internal MH receiver run by Roundbox as well as Decontis software.
post #323 of 505
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Originally Posted by Ken H View Post

Not sure I'd be in the market for a unit that will soon be obsolete.


http://www.themcv.com/about-mcv
post #324 of 505
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by audioguy22 View Post

. . ..obsolete . . because of atsc 3.0 ?? ...or encryption (( or both )) ??

Encryption. None of the currently available M-DTV units are encryption capable.

I'm not really sure, but I don't think 3.0 will affect M-DTV, except for the bandwidth allocated.
post #325 of 505
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by jjeff View Post

Wow, this thing is dropping by the day
$122.11 on 11/13
$116 later on 11/13
and now 11/18/11 $98.40, although my screen does say only 3 in stock but more coming.

Well, when something will be obsolete pretty soon, I would imagine the price will be even better, pretty soon....

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I'd kind of like higher resolution for HD digital broadcasts, MDTV is probably low res anyway.

Yes, it is.
post #326 of 505
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Originally Posted by bdfox18doe View Post

Yea.. not impressed..same clunky OSD-software-chipset as several other units I have..so I tossed it in the pile...I still like the LG Dp570MH the best..along with the prototype LG Maize phone I have. In fact..Typng this on my OMVC Dell Inspiron mini netbook with internal MH receiver run by Roundbox as well as Decontis software.

The LG DP570MH is very good, have tested that every Saturday and Sunday that I work, never looses signal even at 60-mph.. just listening to the games not watching and driving at the same time...

Rob
post #327 of 505
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Originally Posted by ybsane View Post

The LG DP570MH is very good, have tested that every Saturday and Sunday that I work, never looses signal even at 60-mph.. just listening to the games not watching and driving at the same time...

Rob

Not for long...
post #328 of 505
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Originally Posted by bdfox18doe View Post

Not for long...

So I am back to a Verizon Air card with a VLC feed...

That's not good. Just a DVD player than.

Rob
post #329 of 505
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Originally Posted by ybsane View Post

So I am back to a Verizon Air card with a VLC feed... Rob

As long as it's a 4g card...
post #330 of 505
While this is not an ATSC-M/H device, I was at the Radio Shack in Burnsville Center (MN) this afternoon and they had a small TV on clearance/close out for about $35 or $40. I think it was about a 3.5 inch screen. In fact, it may have even been:

Radio Shack AUVIO 3.5" Portable TV 16-972

But I cannot find it on their website, which actually may be consistent with them having them on clearance. While I am still inclined to get a small portable that does both ATSC and ATSC-M/H, this might be worthwhile for some people.
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