Panasonic Creates a Bathroom-Friendly, Portable TV

Panasonic Creates a Bathroom-Friendly, Portable TV

Anthony Nguyen
Mar 18, 2010

The states have never really bought into the whole portable TV thing, so we'll just have to drool over these overseas offerings from Panasonic for now. The new mini-digital Viera lines - the DMP-HV100 and DMP-BV200 - are two 10.1-inch sets with near HD resolution (1024x600) that can tune into DTV over airwaves via the built-in tuner and connect wirelessly (via an optional WiFi dongle) to a Panasonic DVR to stream over content. How's that for portable comfort?

The BV200 model also has features similar to a portable media player (PMP), allowing for a variety of playback formats via an SD card slot, including DivX and H.264 support. Now, if they would only give us an idea of when it should hit the market, we might have a better idea when it might even hit the states.

We still dig the idea of having a portable TV, but with the iPad on the horizon, which (surprisingly) features way more flexibility despite being a closed-OS, we thinks Panasonic is going to have to work a little harder to sway us conscious internet shoppers to open up our wallets.

[Via Engadget]

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