Join Date: Dec 2005
New Cowon PMP coming in September!
Also just posted this in the A2 thread. From the Korea Herald...
PMP comes with mobile TV functions
Korea's mobile TV platform of digital multimedia broadcasting infuses a fresh momentum to the development of cutting-edge portable multimedia players.
Digital Cube Co. and Cowon Systems Inc. will soon unveil new types of PMPs with inbuilt DMB receivers, according to industry sources yesterday.
Digital Cube, the market leader in the local PMP segment, will introduce the "T43," which comes with terrestrial DMB receivers and navigation functions. T43 is an advanced version of the company's hit product "I-Station V43," which has sold over 100,000 units so far. V43 had a glitch of 'wave interference' due to externally attached DMB receivers.
T43's retail price is 498,000 won, according to Digital Cube.
Cowon will also add a new PMP to its product lineups in September.
The new product will leverage the merits of Cowon's existing A2 - which enables users to pre-record broadcast programs - but will add new DMB features, the company said. The retail price will be around 600,000 won.
Yukyung Technologies, better known for its 'Billip series PMPs,' will introduce 'Billip P2' with an inbuilt DMB receiver later this month. The 20-gigabyte model is priced at 483,000 won.
DMB-only terminals also attract attentions.
Reigncom's 'pocket TV' with 2.2-inch liquid crystal displays and Perstel's 3.5-inch-screen 'hand TV' are relatively affordable, priced around 120,000 to 200,000 won.
According to industry estimates, 143,000 units of DMB terminals were sold for the first 15 days of June, riding on the World Cup fever, of which 68,000 units were for DMB-only terminals.
Industry watchers expect more 'convergence' products with mobile TV functions to hit the market.
By Hwang Si-young
Join Date: Oct 2005
DMB isn't available in the US, right? and is it free or a pay service? i wouldn't have too much interest in portable TV unless you could get cable channels to watch Sportscenter or something like that during lunch. daytime TV doesn't have much to offer and at night if i needed TV i would probably have access to one. kinda cool, though. this may not really affect the US though if its basically just another A2 with DMB.
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Join Date: Jul 2006
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I tihnk DMB is free and subscription
I think that some channels of random Korean teenagers who got their hands on a DMB broadcaster (don't know if these actually exist) would be free, but Korea's version of CNN would cost you however much a month. Just my opinion
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