How come? Even the lowest-end PCMCIA cards / USB sticks are able to do this (right nto MPEG2) and they don't need much CPU cover as they just save the transport stream (read: no MPEG encoding needed). And, of course, the Nokia N96 is also able to record all broadcasts (even if they're "only" DVB-H, meaning lower (quarter) resolution.)
This sucks too. Just take an example of the 1.5-year-old Nokia N95... I just don't understand why WinMo device manufacurers don't try to implement so good multimedia functionality as is available in the Nokias...
I've raised the issue of video recording with E-Ten, so they ARE aware of it. I think a lot of it is just limited time available before the release date. There was SOME mention of hardware limitations, but their programmers continue to work on it.
WOWZ! Impressive!!! (Just a comparison: according to some sources, the Nokia N96 - over DVB-H, which is supposed to be more battery-friendly - has worse battery life; so has the Nokia DVB-H BT module I've quickly reviewed in one of my MWC reports.
Do you like in the UK? If you do, I quickly look up where HD transmissions are given from in London (it's named some "castle" or something like that). (Albeit I strongly suspect the device won't decode full HD (1080i) broadcasts. And, of course, the vast majority of current notebook DVB-T cards aren't H.264-compliant either...)
The battery life it pretty good, though it DOES have a bad habit of getting a bit warm...
Yeah, I'm in the Kent region. I've tried a few transmitters, but with only a laptop and a Hauppuage Nova-T DVB-T USB stick to compare against, it's not so easy (that thing can't get HD channels either!)
The TV reception IS pretty good, but it has the same limitation that ALL mobile devices have; limited power available for the receiver, and a small aerial. They could probably improve channel reception by increasing the power to the device, but that would just shorten viewing time. Pro's and con's really...
Still, the channels that you DO receive (and there are plenty of them), have excellent picture and sound quality.
Edited by FloatingFatMan, 09 September 2008 - 09:25 AM.