Depot looking for office supplies when I happened to be drawn near the
electronics area and saw a display for small LCD TV’s.
anchor on “Fashas Dream” or in my home office area or as a part of the
hurricane kit seemed like a great idea. And the price was awesome at $89.99.
replacement plan and walked out for less than $120. This all played in nicely
with plans for three days on board “Fashas Dream”. The forecast was chilly and
I pictured at least experimenting with the TV to see her performance.
instructions with the provide AC adaptor to ensure the built
in batteries are
fully charged before the first use. Also included were a remote, AV cables, an
antenna that mounts in the cable connector jack, and a 12 volt cigarette
lighter adaptor for power while traveling. The unit itself is simple.
that I intend to view it from a long distance, but to prevent having to pick
the unit up every time you want to adjust the volume, channel, etc..
silver push buttons on front. On the left side is the power switch and jack for
a power supply. On the right is a threaded coax jack, three AV jacks (right,
left, and video), and a head phone jack. The external antenna threads into the
coax jack for the portable function.
and scanned for stations. Remember we now have only HD channels. So after about
ten minutes there were a half dozen stations available. The channel selection
was limited of course. The picture quality was good for its 7 inch screen. The
strongest signals locally were from ABC with a weather channel and their normal
is what you’d expect for a small TV, so I used external PC speakers for
bringing out the sound.
is excellent for its little 7 inch screen. I often use it on my desk with
plenty of space to spare for all my other stuff since it’s just about the size
of a decent sized picture frame.
your particular antenna in your area. I like this unit and use it nearly every
day. It’s nice that it has the threaded external coax to allow you to connect
to any decent coaxial quality antenna system, cable or even satellite system.
Postscript: The biggest weakness is the digital channels that can be received. Maybe 1 or 2 at most when in the past it could have been as many as ten. It’s pretty obvious that our “technological leap” forward in TV bandwidth virtually eliminates true broadcast tv. ugh.