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RCA BOWS $149 7-INCH MOBILE TV WITH ANDROID SMART TABLET CAPABILITIES FOR LIVE TV ALMOST ANYWHERE

New 8-Inch Mobile TV Tablet Offering Dual ATSC/Dyle TV Tuner Also Introduced

LAS VEGAS, NV, January 7, 2014 – RCA is bringing a new level of functionality to the masses with competitively priced Android-based mobile TV tablets equipped to receive live TV broadcasts. A 7-inch Google-Certified model with a standard over-the-air digital TV (DTV) tuner and an 8-inch dual-tuner model with DTV and Dyle™ mobile TV tuners are on display in RCA booth 8632 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center during the 2014 International CES, January 7 – 10. The RCA brand is owned by Technicolor and licensed to Digital Steam for manufacturing and distribution.

Both mobile TV models double as full functioning tablets and offer high-definition touch screens, front and rear cameras, Wi-Fi connectivity and built-in flash memory. The DDA730R Mobile TV Smart Tablet, featuring a 7-inch 1024 x 600 multi-touch screen, high-performance ARM Cortex A9 dual core processor and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, delivers incomparable value at a suggested retail price of $149.

The DMT580DU Mobile TV Smart Tablet, which has a suggested retail price of $249, features an 8-inch 1024 x 768 multi-touch screen and expanded TV viewing options via its Dyle mobile TV tuner, which enables consumers to watch live, local TV while on the move in addition to viewing standard digital TV broadcasts while stationary. Dyle TV service is available in 37 U.S. markets with 127 TV stations broadcasting popular programming and local news from ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, ion Television, Telemundo and a dozen other media companies.

“RCA Mobile TV Smart Tablets bring a whole new dimension of information and entertainment to users who can now have the latest news, weather, sports and TV shows at their fingertips,” said Chris Lee, Vice President of Marketing for Digital Stream. “Consumer feedback indicates that people like being able to tune into live TV on a lightweight tablet when their at home in the kitchen, bedroom or backyard, at the office or in a waiting room. They also like the idea of being able to catch up on local TV news from the back seat of a car or while riding the bus or train to work, which is possible with Dyle TV. ”

TV Plus Tablet
The RCA DDA730R and DMT580DU Mobile TV Smart Tablets each offer a rich mix of features that set the stage for a unique mobile experience for TV viewing without connection to a WiFi network. Common TV features include a real-time signal strength display, built-in monopole DTV antenna, on-screen channel banner display, English and Spanish menu settings and auto channel scan. The DMT580DU also has an on-screen program information display, auto time and favorite-channel settings and channel hopping/editing.

Additional features of the 7-inch DDA730R include:

  • 16:9 screen
  • Dolby Digital audio
  • HDMI output
  • 1GB of RAM, 4GB of flash memory expandable to 8GB of flash memory
  • Flash 10.1 support
  • Micro TF/SD/SDHC card (up to 32 GB) support
  • Google Play, Google Search, Google Maps, Google+, YouTube
  • Rechargeable 3200mAh lithium-polymer battery: 6-hour life with tablet use, 2 hours with TV
  • Built-in speakers and headphone output

Additional features of the 8-inch DMT580DU include:

  •  4:3 screen
  • Google Play, Google Search, Google Maps, Google+, YouTube
  • Dolby Digital and MPEG-4 HE ACC audio
  • HDMI output
  • 8GB of flash memory
  • SD card support
  • MPEG-4 AVC
  • Rechargeable 6400mAh lithium-polymer battery: 10-hour life with tablet use, 2-4 hours with TV
  • Built-in speakers and headphone output

 

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