First pocket digital TVs hit Australia

Laser Corporation, an IT and consumer electronics accessories company has just announced the release of a new range of pocket digital TVs, which are the first of their kind in Australia.

According to Laser, the company is releasing three new models in its range including the DVBT-C30 Classic C30 (RRP $149.95), DVBT-MP32 Multimedia Plus (RRP $199.95) and the DVBT-ST35 Slim Touch (RRP $229.95). This release is Laser’s first foray into the category and is the first time Australians will be able to access digital TV anywhere and at anytime.

The new units feature a 3.5” screen and allows users to access free TV stations such as 7,9, 10, Prime, SBS, Southern Cross and WIN, as well as digital specific channels like ACC, GO!, EXPO, One, NITV, Teachers TV and Digital Forty Four.

An EPG is included on the new pocket TVs, so users can navigate across channels and access content by time, title channel, and genre. It also comes with a built-in antenna for high reception areas, as well as an external antenna for areas with lower reception.

The Classic C30 is the entry level model and features a remote control, digital FM radio and EPG channel previews. The unit comes with an external battery pack and it can double as a set top box for your TV at home.

The Multimedia Plus is the next in the line and features the ability to play a diverse range of media including movies, music and photos. But one of the most impressive features is the ability to double as a diminutive digital video recorder, which allows you to record programs and watch them anytime you want.

Finally the Slim Touch comes incorporated with a touch screen interface so you can interact directly with device. It also supports digital FM radio, EPG, subtitles and a multi-language option.

The new range will be available from October 2009 through electrical retailers and computer resellers.

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