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  • Kodak has a 3-inch OLED photoframe with digital TV

    [photopress:ELTV_Front_s.jpg,full,center]The one thing I’ve had against digital photo frames is that they’re showy. They have to be backlit, which makes them stand out, and looks odd. OLEDs promise to make more realistic looking photo frames, and this cute little 3-inch model from Kodak is one of the first out of the chute. At only 8mm wide, the ELiTe Vision KTEL-30W has a 3-inch… Read More

  • Sharp goes micro with new 1Seg tuners

    [photopress:1seg.jpg,full,center] We don’t have 1Seg digital TV here in the states, but it’s popular in Asia as a way to watch TV on portable devices, and those devices are going to get even smaller with the new and friendly-titled VA3A5JZ922 by Sharp. This is the smallest 1Seg tuner ever, and uses next to no power, and features digital noise reduction, meaning no matter what you… Read More

  • Gigabeat V81 gets upgrades; Why can't we have 1Seg here?

    [photopress:Toshiba_gigabeat_V81_1.jpg,full,center] Toshiba’s Gigabeat was the foundation of the first Zune. Microsoft picked Toshiba’s offering because they’re solid PMPs, and in Japan they’re quite popular. Our Japanese readers will be happy to hear that the V series is getting upgraded hotness, the V81. Gone is the paltry 4GB storage, doubled to 8GB. It will also… Read More

  • Rejoice Japan! 1Seg TV Tuner coming to DS Lite

    Rejoice Japan! 1Seg TV Tuner coming to DS Lite

    Nintendo of Japan knows that if the ability to watch TV on a portable console is possible, it must happen. Thus, it should come as no surprise that a 1seg TV Tuner is coming to the Nintendo DS Lite November 8th. It’ll cost 41€ or about $58 and allows the use to watch digital television on the top display, while controlling the channels, volume, etc. via the touch-screen. A New 1Seg… Read More

  • Sony XDV-100 Portable TV, AM/FM Radio: Limited Use Outside of Japan

    Sony XDV-100 Portable TV, AM/FM Radio: Limited Use Outside of Japan

    Sony’s XDV-100 portable TV might only interest those of you in Japan because it uses the 1Seg TV standard, something that’s only available over there. Shame, because the 2.8-inch QVGA screen looks pretty decent. (Then again, Sony’s no straggler when it comes to producing fine screens.) It does support AM/FM radio, but how many of you actually listen to the radio anymore… Read More