I was sat thinking to myself the other day on how I could best watch the World Cup whilst at work, then it hit me, a little portable TV! I could sit outside in the sun, eat my lunch and watch a bit of football. Plus, when we go camping, it could provide a break from cards when the rain pours!
Anyway, trawled through Ebay last Friday and found one for £20, described as new. Perfect I thought, 2.5" screen, should be ok for what I need it for.
It arrived yesterday, and despite trying everything, I could not get a picture on the thing. At work, at home, with new batteries, on a mains plug, nothing.
Slightly angry, I contacted the seller today and he/she responded saying I could have a full refund, etc etc, which was nice.
He then said something that had completely escaped me in this whole process. "As for the product not working, this could be as you live in an area that has already switched over the digital and therefore the TV would not work"
Ahh. That would be the problem then. So it looks like I'm very lucky to get a refund as its my own fault for buying a TV that I should have known wouldn't work, although I think its a bit sneaky selling them when they know they won't work soon.
Got me thinking though, surely this must spell the end for the little old Portable TV?
No, ceratinly wouldn't be able to sit outside on the grass with one of those, I'd have to trail an aerial lead along with me.
I've just seen something on Ebay, a portable Digital TV, with built in Freeview, screen size 3.5 inches, so that would work. Problem is they start around the £70 mark and I don't want to watch the football that badly!