Battery Powered TV’s vs. The Digital Switch

June 21, 2008 by  
Filed under HDTV

If you have a portable TV, or depend on a battery powered television for emergency information when your electricity is out due to hurricane, tornado, or earthquake, you'll be interested in Jene' Young's article at WKRG news about the DTV transition.

From the article:

During hurricanes or severe weather, you may have used battery powered portable televisions to keep up with our First Alert Storm Team coverage. But after the digital TV switch next year, many of you may be left in the dark.

When a hurricane makes landfall, often times, because of power outages, that means relying on a battery powered TV during the storm. Next February, analog battery powered TVs will no longer work on their own.

Keith Vrazel, a News 5 Engineer says...

Read Ms. Young's full article at