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LG and Samsung want mobile DTV

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 14 May 2008 18:52 User comments (1)

LG and Samsung want mobile DTV Samsung and LG have announced that they plan to develop a new device that will allow for DTV on cellular devices.
"LG and Samsung are already world-class in digital TV and mobile communications. Through this collaboration, we also have an opportunity to lead the North American mobile DTV market," said Woo Paik, LG president and chief technology officer.

There were no details or specifications on the product presented and there was no word on which standard was chosen to either. LG said there would be more details revealed later this year.

The proposed mobile DTV system will use current digital TV broadcast bandwidth and will not require the broadcasters to invest in much equipment.

"We will step up our effort to provide a technology that will benefit both consumers and broadcasters,"
added Park Jong-woo, head of Samsung Electronics' digital media division.

The plan is to hopefully see a rapid adoption by the Advanced Television Systes Committee (ATSC) of a common standard. The ATSC is the organization that adopts voluntary standards for DTV systems and plans to adopt a mobile DTV standard for the U.S. market in 2009.

The year 2009 is important as well because American analog television will end and DTV will become required.

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114.5.2008 19:17

Why...it would be great if you could. you will need a new ASTC Standard wither its just stamped on DTV-M specifications or not.

i just hope that i can make a cell phone call. on another note what what about battery life you have a transmitter for cell phone tower and a transmitter for DTV. a cell phone with a battery life of 4 hours is worthless to me

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