Summary: bottom line, not a good purchase until they engineer better reception. My husband is an electrical engineer and he said return it.
Pros: compact and rechargeable, works nicely with cable. Newegg was very quick to ship and has excellent communications.
Cons: We are returning the unit because the internal antenna with the extension mounted at the top of the unit is useless. Going through the auto scan it picked up no stations/signals. We tried both inside and out of our home in a suburb of a decent size city. The antenna that has a magnetic mount pick...
Summary: I finally decided to replace an old Radio Shack handheld TV that I used during storms (I live in "Tornado Alley") It seemed to take forever to get some digital handheld TVs on the market. I'd say skip this one. It's bigger than I thought it would be, and tuning is a pain.
Pros: Super cheap price. Simple operation.
Cons: Bad reception, even with external ant. Low resolution screen. Non replacable batteries. Low run time on included batteries. No manual tuning. Big, too big for real handheld.
Summary: I bought this for my father for a Christmas present in 2008, when all the channels switched to digital, when his old analog version would not longer be useful. At that time there were only one or two digitial tv's on the market. I paid $180 back then for this. Glad to see the price has came down.
Pros: Light weight, and has a clear picture on channels that it does get.
Cons: This tv does not get good reception at all. I could only get one or two channels . Tried everything to get better reception, but it just does not work.
Pros: Product received ok; however, the TV (portable) could only receive 4 stations. I live in the Washington DC area, and am able to receive many stations on my cheap black and white protable TV, which will be obsolete in Feb. I am returning the TV to you.