Mobile Digital TV – the NetOpt P380 and P30 launched, but not yet in stores

NetOpt has today launched the P380 – a Mobile Digital TV with built-in DVB-T receiver and a portable media player in a single stylish unit. The P380 can be used as a second TV in the home or for watching your favourite program or sports anywhere and anytime and is ideal in an office, or for camping or for commuters.

The fresh P380 has high quality 3.6″ high resolution LTPS TFT LCD display with built-in whip antennae to receive DVB-T digital TV and DVB-T radio. The unit also comes with an external aerial to supplement the built-in whip antennae. The P380 comes with a TV out which can be used as SD set-top box on a TV set.

Standard digital TV features include EPG, teletext with a playback time of 3 hours. The P380 supports SD/SDHC/MMC 4.2 memory slot to hold your music, pictures and videos. Users can also watch movies or use the P380 as a photo viewer. The P380 comes with a mini USB port and acts as a host so you can access content from any self-powered USB storage devices.

Navigating around the P380 is simplicity itself. The main controls on the front let you change channel, alter the volume, open a context-sensitive menu or return to the main menu. On top of the player are fast forward, rewind and play/pause keys for recorded media, along with a lock slider and the on/off key. A basic program guide can be called up using the TV menu. The on-screen menu lists media types – TV, radio, movies, music, pictures, games – and settings. Just scroll up and down and select. Two games are included as standard. Video and slide-show playback is 4 hours with 6 hours for MP3 playback. The P380 comes standard with non-removable rechargeable Lithium Ion battery.

The entry-level P30 has built-in DVB-T receiver for digital TV and FM receiver, and can also act as a SD set-top box to a TV set. The P30 is powered by external rechargeable lithium battery or external battery pack providing a TV playback time of 3 hours.

Price and availability

The P380 will retail for $395, while the P30 will be $295. NetOpt is still talking to retailers, so there is no word as yet on who will stock these devices, or when they will be on the shelves.