Sunday, April 09, 2006

Bargain Basement Portable TV Arrives

My $15 dollar TV arrived on my doorstep yesterday from Amazon.

It was everything it claimed to be arriving ready for usage with an assortment of power sources. We tested it on the Deep Fork River near Nuyaka, Oklahoma and it picked up about 5 different channels using the built-in telescoping antenna and plugged into the Cigarette lighter on my sedan.

The little TV is very light; without batteries it feels about as heavy as a pair of my shoes! My wife has an old 'Rabbit Ears' type of TV antenna and the Coby came with a plug in adapter to hook them up.

The little Coby Portable TV even has input jacks for gaming. In the interest of this blog posting, I hooked it up to Number One Son's XBox and played a few rounds of Mortal Kombat in Black & White. This is a great option for parents that are concerned about the bloodiness of a game like Mortal Kombat, somehow the 5 inch Black & White screen takes the gore out of even the most horrifying fatalities.

Overall, the TV is seems like a bargain for fifteen bucks, too bad it didn't arrive before the Basketball playoffs, but 'better late than never' I suppose!

1 comment:

It's me, T.J. said...

That's wonderful!

And video games too!