Battery Powered TVs
Fri Feb 1 18:35:54 EST 2008
At 06:25 PM 2/1/2008, Cdsull502@aol.com wrote:
>As a resident of hurricane prone South Florida, I am going to miss the life
>line that battery powered black and white TVs provided. During Hurricane
>Wilma in 2005, my home had no power for two weeks. The emergency
>from the local Miami TV stations were invaluable in keeping local residents
>informed. After February of next year, that life line will disappear. I
>have not heard anyone discuss this concern. How long will it be until cheap
>battery operated digital TVs will be available?
If you have a laptop computer you can currently get a hybrid (analog
+ DTV) receiver that plugs into a USB jack and is about the size of a
flash drive. These are often on sale for about $80. Just make sure
you have a means of charging the laptop's battery from your car power.
Lake Wobegone, NH
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