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Portable/mini colour tv's

Discussion in 'Touring and Adventure Cycling' started by Bigtallfatbloke, 18 Jul 2007.

  1. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

  2. Rob S

    Rob S New Member

    Location:
    Plymouth
    Don't get too in love with them....they won't work once the digital switchover starts. No more watching the Grand Prix whilst at the beach for me next year :tongue:
     
  3. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    ..true...I hadn't thought of that...when is the digital thing happening?

    I have seen digital handheld tv's but they are pricey....

    ...my nephew has an ipod with dvd capability...but he cant drive it...and if he cant drive it I'll have no hope...it's also fairly heavy for it's size.
     
  4. Rob S

    Rob S New Member

    Location:
    Plymouth
    For the southwest and Scotland I believe it is next year...other regions to follow.
     
  5. Maggot

    Maggot Star of BBC 5Lives Ballot Box Brigade

    Location:
    Cheddar
    I'd never thought of one of those, so promptly got quite excited at the link. Then I read Robs reply :tongue:

    I'm off to read up on the digital switch-over, I'll report back.
     
  6. Maggot

    Maggot Star of BBC 5Lives Ballot Box Brigade

    Location:
    Cheddar
    http://www.digitaluk.co.uk/en/where.html

    Well, that did not take long did it?

    Steer clear of Borders ITV region, and the set will last you until at least some time in 2009. 2012 in a lot of places. So for £29.99 thats at least 2 years of televisual-camping fun. Hell you might even catch the Olympics if you go camping in some areas.

    I think I'll get one for my West Country Tour later in August.
     
  7. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    yep...2011...for £30 I'll take a risk...then ditch it in 2011 and get a digital...

    Hi Maggot,

    Which one do you think looks best mate? :tongue:
     
  8. Rob S

    Rob S New Member

    Location:
    Plymouth
    Ooh it's 2009 is it? Well for £30 then it might be worth it but I still think you shouldn't fall in love with it too much because I verymuch doubt a digital version will be quite as portable as analogue models.
     
  9. Maggot

    Maggot Star of BBC 5Lives Ballot Box Brigade

    Location:
    Cheddar
    The first one on the list I was thinking of. It even shows cycling :tongue:
     
  10. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    I have a birthday approaching ...just dropped a big hint to the Mrs :tongue:!
     
  11. sheddy

    sheddy Veteran

    Location:
    WGC
    TV is sooo last century. A radio or a book is all you need
     
  12. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    ....oh I dunno.. I have yet to hear anything on UK radio worth listening to (I refer to music) and I tend to lose interest in books pretty fast..I like a good late film as well.
     
  13. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

  14. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    Unless you are multilingual subtitling will be needed for foreign touring.;) Is there space on these small screens for legible subtitles?
     
  15. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    well I can understand German ok...

    ...the thing with these cheapo jobbies is that they only work on the pal system so they will be useless in say America. Not sure if they work in Europe either anyway...from what i can tell they aonly work in the UK...but for £40...?

    I think I am going to get the TV 970 as it has a four hour battery life instead of just three hours on the SY-20...although I prefer the horizontel layour of the SY 20 and the yellow colour....but I'll go with practicality...4 hours is best....also it runs off the same batteries as my cycle lights so I can iterchange them....I can see myself now cycling back from the pub in the dark shioning a TV at oncoming traffic!