Thursday, March 5th 2009

Intel Develops World's First Embedded Antenna for Digital TV on Laptops

Intel researchers have developed the world's first embedded balanced antenna for digital TV. This patent-pending Intel innovation will enable on-the-go users to watch digital television on their laptop without the need for an external antenna. Eliminating the external antenna reduces the number of items to purchase, carry and keep track of. No other details were unveiled.

Source: Intel
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15 Comments on Intel Develops World's First Embedded Antenna for Digital TV on Laptops

#1
BazookaJoe
Sound's great.

My Country is busy getting into the digital TV conversion (Not quite up & running yet)

Hope its as good as all of the claims I've heard, Can imagine it would be quite nice application for a Notebook to be able to use it as a general purpose TV as well (In the Kitchen & such)
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#2
human_error
Not only is this good for laptops but i can see a better potential to add this to new tv's - so if there is not an external arial connection, or if the tv has dual tuners for pip then you could have an internal arial, would be great for me as i live in uni halls atm and there are no external arial connections..
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#4
Triprift
What a great idea by Intel and if the technology can be brought over to tv's as human error said woudnt have to worry about outdoor or in my case indoor antenna great stuff.
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#5
h3llb3nd4
wonder if we need to buy TV licenses for this? (we need them in dark south africa)
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#6
[I.R.A]_FBi
by: h3llb3nd4
wonder if we need to buy TV licenses for this? (we need them in dark south africa)
what?
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#7
crtecha
wow thats pretty awesome.
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#8
h3llb3nd4
by: [I.R.A]_FBi
what?
we need to have licences to own a tv...:shadedshu:(:mad:
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#9
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
So do we brits.
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#10
shiny_red_cobra
Licenses to own TVs? That's the dumbest thig I've ever heard.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to this technology, not that it's new, TVs have come with ATSC tuners for a few years now.
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#11
h3llb3nd4
yeah I know thats why Taiwan ditched it yearsss ago!! Go Taiwan!!
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#12
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
by: shiny_red_cobra
Licenses to own TVs? That's the dumbest thig I've ever heard.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to this technology, not that it's new, TVs have come with ATSC tuners for a few years now.
Its because we have the BBC, which is subsidised through tv licenses but it has no adverts woot :)
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#13
timta2
Yes, and they actually get some outstanding programming (Top Gear, etc). Its not really a whole lot different than the tax you pay to Comcast, DirecTV, etc. Well, except the commercial free part.
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#14
Hayder_Master
by: h3llb3nd4
we need to have licences to own a tv...:shadedshu:(:mad:
mean you can watch your local TV
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#15
h3llb3nd4
no just to own one! even if you left your TV in the attic! :shadedshu
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