Portable Digital Television
LESLIE: Now we’re going to talk to Jeanette in Florida. How can we help you today?JEANETTE: I was wondering what are the choices for having portable digital TVs; like for hurricanes in Florida.TOM: Oh, gosh; there’s like so many choices out there. You know, now that we’ve had the digital transition, those TVs that we had that used to work on like 12 D-size batteries; they’re no longer useful.JEANETTE: Exactly. So do they have portable digital TVs?TOM: Well, absolutely.LESLIE: They do and there are several models. They’re made by, you know, a ton of different manufacturers from Sansonic to Insignia to Naxa. They’re all in the, I would say, like the $100 to $200 range; depending on your budget. Envision has one. Coby has one.Tom, you saw one somewhere, right; recently on Amazon or something?TOM: Yeah, just search for portable, digital TVs online and you’ll find tons of options. But you’re right, those old ones that we had are not going to work anymore.LESLIE: Keep in mind that, you know, they’ll probably only be very useful for like a short power outage. If you’re facing – I mean down in Miami, you could be facing a power outage from a hurricane for a couple of days; so you want to make sure that you have the weather radio as well.JEANETTE: (overlapping voices) Could you believe weeks?LESLIE: Yeah, exactly.JEANETTE: Yeah, well I have a – I have two radios. I have, you know, those weather radios that – I have one that you self-wind on batteries. I have a couple of those.LESLIE: (overlapping voices) Good.TOM: (overlapping voices) Great.JEANETTE: But having been through Hurricane Andrew – which we didn’t have electricity for a long time – it’s just nice to have something you can see (inaudible).TOM: Absolutely. Well, it’s a smart thing to pick up, Jeanette. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.