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Topic # 13005 17-Apr-2007 23:29
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I was looking at maybe getting a new mobile, and looking around, found some interesting models...

I currently own a Samsung SGH-ZV30....has served me well, and it curently recieves streaming Skytv which is pretty cool, but the quality of the pitcure aint that great, and the clips areshort, repeated and after a while, lame.

But recieving free-to-air tv channels on my cell, now thats worth paying extra for a device.....

Abit of searching found me these interesting and informative websites...

PhoneEgg Informative website displaying various DVB-H enabled cellphones and comparisions
Samsung UK website displaying thier DVB-H cellphones
Nokia website displaying thier DVB-H cellphones

As far as I can tell,Nokia and Samsungare the 2 main players in this emerging market so far...

And it looks like none of these phones are yet available in NZ yet...yet I found this...

Trademe interesting, a guy selling a Nokia N92....(closed)import?...sold for $740...that does not sound bad

Questions.
1) Now only trials have taken place so far in NZ, is that correct?
2) So if one had one of these phones, would that mean you could not currently get live TV?
3) Which one to buy?
-Nokia N92....proberly the most expensive, yet has no external multimedia keys
-Samsung SGH-P940....nice, but no external multimedia keys
-Samsung SGH-P910....proberly the cheapest, has external multimedia keys




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  Reply # 67476 18-Apr-2007 09:21
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Nokia N77 ;)

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  Reply # 67477 18-Apr-2007 09:30
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Having tried DVB-H briefly in Auckland, I was quite impressed by it. The trial was run by Kordia and Nokia, in the UHF TV band on channel 49 (689MHz, 8MHz bandwidth). TV programmes streamed at 340 to 621kbit/s and looked pretty good overall. Unfortunately though, the frame rate was low (15fps) so there was motion blur but reception was great despite the single transmitter in Waiatura, Westieland.

TV One, 2, 3, Prime, Sky Sport 1 and Trackside programming was broadcast but... it's all over, Red Rover. No more alreddie.

Australia has trialled DVB-H too, at a slightly lower frequency and with 7MHz bandwidth. Apparently it worked really well. Who knows if well see it here though... would probably need a GSM telco to partner, and neither Vodafone nor Telecom :) have shown interest.

There are also two competing digital mobile broadcast technologies out there. One's Qualcomm's MediaFlo and another DMB/DAB so providers are waiting to see which one will win out.






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  Reply # 67503 18-Apr-2007 11:37
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Jeffthechef: Nokia N77 ;)

I've never like candy bar phones.
I'm a fan of the clam shell design.




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juha: ... it's all over, Red Rover.

So are ya saying they have trialed it, works great, but no ones willing to implement it?




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  Reply # 67577 18-Apr-2007 17:49
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Well... there's a standard that's apparently open (DVB-H). There's the gear for it (Nokia and Samsung, probably others too). There's the programming and there's the interest.

I guess it depends on how much it'd cost to cover enough of say the Large City and villages like Wellie and ChCh to make the service economically viable. The monthly charge sweet-spot is probably between $10-$20, but then you have the cost of the devices as well on top for customers, so it's yet another balancing act dependent on how large the uptake is.

I'd probably get it actually.




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