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Portable radio with digital TV tuner?

by robertlf57 / December 3, 2012 4:23 AM PST

Does anyone know of a portable radio that has a digital TV tuner built into it (but doesn't have an actual TV screen)? When TV signals were analog, you used to be able to buy radios that would let you listen to television too. But with the advent of digital TV, I can't find these types of radios anymore. I don't want a radio that has an actual TV screen for viewing. I just want to be able to listen to TV stations via the radio while I fall asleep at night. I know of a number of friends who fall asleep while listening to TV so I know there's a market for this type of device.


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No. Here's why.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 3, 2012 4:44 AM PST

Sorry but if you've been setting up OTA HDTV you discover the antenna is twitchy as swell. (yes I didn't use that word.)

With AM/FM the frequency and system was not as finicky so how could any maker survive when folk return these as the signals drop out as you walk around the corner. Maybe we could put the antenna in some satellite tracking dish on the matching helmet?
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That was funny.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 3, 2012 5:31 AM PST

As in bad funny. I checked out a few and not one has the ATSC tuner.

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If the OP went with a TV...
by Pepe7 / December 3, 2012 11:40 AM PST
In reply to: That was funny.
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I can't wait to see folk wearing my new antenna hat.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 3, 2012 2:05 PM PST
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