Nintendo DS TV Tuner

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  1. Hadrian
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    I thought this was already out in Japan to be honest, but I guess not.

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    As said a while ago this doesn't pick up terrestrial signals just digital and at the moment is only confirmed for Japan. It plugs in through the first slot so should work on both DS Lite and DS Chunky. It comes out on November 20th, priced 6,800 yen (which I think is about £30) but is only available on via Nintendo's website.
     
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    Nice to have it in europe [​IMG]
     
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    Check out Engadget's take on that.

    LINK!!!

    IMO, I wish us non-Japanese people could be as crazy, then we would have much more use for the DS.
    I'd bet the Japanese use the DS to wipe their ass as well.
     
  6. warbird

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    This probably only receives 1segu (1 segment) signals, which are only in japan as far as i know. So useless outside Japan.
     
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    Darn it. This would have been cool... well for about one minute. They need to make something like this but with a cable jack. [​IMG]
     
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    Haha, I was thinking imaginatively it being an innovative use of the stylus [​IMG]
     
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    Lol interduceing: DS TOILET PAPER!!!
     
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    thnx hadrian.
     
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    If this TV Tuner came out in Europe aswell I´d buy it. Imagine watching TV on your DS in the car !
     
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    In the netherlands you will only be able to receive: Nederland 1, Nederland 2 and Nederland 3 for the rest you need Cable or satellite so this will be useless for the Netherlands
     
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    I'm sure at least one of the 'Nederland's are kinda cool.
    Who knows, maybe innovation'll stretch to satellite.
     
  15. mkoo

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    DVB-T? could be cool!
     
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    Not everyone lives in Europe. ISDB is used in Japan and ATSC in the US instead of DVB-T. Also, the DS processor couldn't even begin to decode that high of bitrate of MPEG2 video.
     
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    Took them long enough, even the gamegear (or somethhing in that generation) had a tv tuner
     
  18. Saturnplanet5

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    It won't pick up many channels with that piddlely pair of rabbits ears, if any at all.
     
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    Stupid TV studios. They need to move past the outdated and inefficent MPEG2. It's like a decade old, newer formats with much better compression or image quality (if not both) exist now.
     
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    Wouldn't work for DVB-T. At least not in a car. DVB-T can't be received while travelling faster than 160 km/h, due to its wavelength.

    Well, it's no use in a car on a German Autobahn, anyways. [​IMG]