Switch Leaves Many Portable TVs Useless as Hurricane Season Begins

Posted on June 14, 2009

Haier Portable TVThe switch from analog to digital will render many portable televisions useless. Naples News reports that this is happening just as the 2009 hurricane season is beginning. A lot of residents in hurricane-prone areas rely on the little portable tvs.
Among the many images brought to mind by the start of hurricane season, it's one of the more endearing; the whole family huddled together in the dark, watching the flickering light of the weather report on a black-and-white battery-powered television as storm clouds rumble overhead.

Unfortunately for the people who have grown attached to them, those little rabbit-ear emergency televisions are rendered useless by the digital transition, along with all other sets that still receive analog signals through the air.
CNET reports that newer models of portable tvs that have digital tuners have become hot sellers in this digital world. CNET says two of the bestsellers on Amazon.com include the Haier HLT71 7-Inch Portable LCD TV and the Axion AXN-8701 7-Inch Widescreen Portable Handheld TV with Built-In Tuner.

Photo: Haier

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