I can remember trying to catch the majority of World Cup 1994 from inside a tent on a camping trip with a little battery-powered handheld TV. Needless to say, it was like watching a Subbuteo match through a blizzard, and thoroughly frustrating.
If only I’d had Sharp’s LC20FE1 portable HD-ready TV! On show at IFA 2011 over the weekend, it’s a 20-inch display running at XVGA resolution, and features HDMI and USB playback, as well as Wi-Fi connectivity for streaming over a home network.
A 5 hour charge of the internal battery gives only two hours of playback right now, which is frustrating, but as an AC adapator can be hooked up, you technically can use this as a regular fixed, wall-powered TV set too.
Out now in Japan, Sharp are considering a European release with a DVB tuner, at somewhere around the €600 mark, but have yet to finalise any plans.
Check it out in the video above.
By Gerald Lynch | September 7th, 2011