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Telegent Aims to Equip MIDs, Netbooks, PCs with Mobile TV

telegent-video2Weren’t we just asking who wants HDTV in their netbook? Telegent Systems might be interested in the answer to that one. They recently announced an integrated TV solution for MIDs, netbooks and traditional notebooks. Telegent’s new TLG2300 is touted as the world’s first hybrid single-chip solution: it supports both digital DVB-T signals as well as analog PAL, NTSC, and SECAM, plus FM radio. The chip is surely small enough for mobile devices because it can fit on a half-mini PCIe card. Essentially, it takes up less room than some WiFi modules that you might find in a netbook today.

Here in the U.S., we’ve been slower to adopt mobile television and are nearing completion of a transition from analog NTSC to digital ATSC. For now, a USB television tuner is a better fit here, but as mobile television matures here, Telegent might have something to offer in the future.