Looking for a battery-powered HD-ready TV? Toshiba have got you covered

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toshiba-battery-hdtv.jpgPicture the scene; it’s a glorious summer’s day, birds are chirping in the trees, kids are playing in the parks and hot guys and gals are stripping down to shorts and bikinis everywhere. It’s THE time to get outside. But, to pull a line from The Lemonheads’ The Outdoor Type tune, “What if something’s on TV and it’s never shown again?”. Are you destined for a summer indoors, pasty skinned watching Cash in The Attic re-runs?

Not any more! Say hello to Toshiba’s REGZA 19P2 TV. HD-ready with a resolution of 1366×768, the 19 inch TV comes equipped with a removable rechargeable battery that allows for 5 hours of continuous TV viewing. Packing in a 1Seg Digital TV Tuner, the TV frees you from the tyranny of power sockets, letting you take your shows on the go in crisp HD-ready quality.

You can of course use the TV from the mains too, with a “Peak Shift” option intelligently switching from battery to the mains once the power pack is charged. Additional battery packs are also available, while other specs for the LED-backlit panel include a 1000:1 contrast ratio and a single HDMI port.

Looks to be a Japanese exclusive at the moment however, with a price tag of 50,000 Yen.

Gerald Lynch
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