PHILIPS PVD900 PORTABLE DTV
Before the Tiger Woods thing, I didn’t realize there was something called sex addiction. That explains a lot. I wonder if there’s something called TV addiction? What else would explain the compulsion to watch as much TV as possible? Now, thanks to the advent of portable DTVs, TV addicts don’t have to miss a single precious minute.
Case in point: the Philips PVD900 is a portable DTV with an HDTV tuner that receives free broadcast signals. It doesn’t support the ATSC M/H (mobile/handheld) standard, so it must be used in stationary mode, like while sitting in the cheap seats at a Cubs game. It has a 9-inch, 16:9 aspect ratio LCD screen, built-in stereo speakers, and a rechargeable battery that provides 3 hours of viewing time. (It also comes with an AC adapter.) An external antenna pulls in the broadcasts and is detachable so you can also plug the TV into a rooftop or other kind of antenna. Also, you can . . . sorry, gotta go. Rachael Ray is on. philips.com
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