All of my links have ATSC capable tuners.
I am quite aware - being employed in the Mobile industry since the early 90's and a Mobile Electronics business owner for over 4 years - that an M/H (Mobile Handheld) set uses a ATSC signal. I have seen the conversion, and unhappy customers that spent $900 on a radio with TV tuner - be told their units were obsolete 3 months later after the digital conversion was announced... and was not even aware they have been released yet. I saw them PROTOTYPED and demo'ed at the 2011 CES - but had not heard of a projected release. I'm not sure of the number of stations that have converted yet either.
So while my "expertise" about the signals may not be on the same level as yours (because I am not working with this every day) I also call the doctor's stethoscope - a stethoscope. He probably refers to it as a sphyg. or sphygmomanometer.
I assumed all new portables were M/H or (MPH) capable. Thanks for pointing out that they are not all created equal.
I contacted a few of my suppliers, and they, too were not in the "know".
Because of the physical size of the tuner - what you're seeking is a hard find... but apparently there are
some sets already in production.RCA
was the first to release a product in January of a portable MH:CLICK HERECLICK HERE
to go to the online RCA store to see/purchase 5 different TV models and 1 standalone tuner.Philips
) purportedly makes 2 sets... PS275 DVD player and PB9013 Blueray player with MH tuners(external antenna). They only started shipping in late March. Availability is hit and miss. Too new to even be listed in their online store??CLICK HERE
for their online store offerings.
Other manufacturers have announced PLANS - like Samsung, LG, and Enspert... but nothing tangible yet.
Also - the "goal" is to have only 40% (something like 20 markets) of stations fitted/upgraded by the end of this year. There is no rush for manufacturers to release products yet. CURRENT COVERAGE MAP
Manufacturers displaying these at CES told me they need more Mobile DTV channels on air. If that doesn't happen, there won't be many ATSC Mobile DTV products at CES 2012, and very little new development.