- Associated Press - Friday, January 7, 2011

WHAT’S COMING: For the first time, consumers will this year have an array of gadgets to choose from that receive Mobile DTV, a new type of TV signal designed for portable gadgets. TV broadcasters are using it to duplicate their regular channels, so the gadgets can tune in to local news shows.

THE GADGETS: There will be portable TV sets, plug-in antennas for the iPad and laptops, even GPS units that receive TV. Prices will start at $99.

WHY IT MIGHT NOT CATCH ON: Consumers didn’t show much interest in an earlier, subscription-based mobile TV system. Phone companies aren’t interested selling phones that receive free TV.



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