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RCA 3.5" LED Portable Digital TV (Red)

B&H # RCDHT235AR MFR # DHT235AR
Discontinued
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Product Highlights

  • Color 3.5" LED-Backlit LCD Panel
  • Digital RGB 320 x 240 Resolution
  • Terrestrial ATSC Reception
  • Embedded Monopole Antenna
  • MPEG2 Video Decoding
  • Powered by Four AA Batteries
  • Headphone Jack & Built-In Speakers
  • Digital Closed Captioning
  • On-Screen Program Information
  • English & Spanish Menu Languages
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Color: Red

RCA 3.5 RCA 3.5

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The red RCA 3.5" LED Portable Digital TV lets you hold your favorite television programs in the palm of your hand. The TV features ATSC programming and MPEG2 video decoding for keeping entertained indoors or out. And with a headphone output and built-in speakers, you can choose to watch with another person or by yourself - without disturbing others. Additional highlights of the portable TV include closed captioning, convenient navigation buttons, English and Spanish menu languages, auto time setting, auto channel scan and more. Just pop in four AA batteries to start watching.

Built-in kickstand for sturdy placement on a table or desk
On-screen channel banner display
Direct channel changing (DRF)
Channel hopping
Channel editing
English and Spanish menu languages
Real-time signal strength display
Auto time setting
Auto channel scan
Favorite channel setting
Display
Type Color LCD
Screen Size (Diagonal) 3.5" (8.9cm)
Resolution 320 x 240 (digital RGB)
Aspect Ratio 4:3
LED Backlight Yes
Video
Decoding MPEG-2 (MP@ML, MP@HL)
TV Tuner ATSC (18 formats)
Audio
Dolby Digital Dolby Digital Audio
Multilingual Support Digital Multilingual
Built-In Speakers Yes
Headphone Jack Yes
General
Reception Terrestrial ATSC
Embedded Monopole Antenna
Interface Buttons to navigate on-screen menus
Closed Caption Support Digital Closed Captioning (E1A-708B)
On-Screen Display On-screen program information display
Certifications FCC certified
RoHS compliant
Power 4 x AA batteries (sold separately)
AC and car adapters available separately
Over 2 hours playback of DTV
Smart power management
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.9 x 2.9 x 1.5" (124 x 73 x 39mm)
Weight 5.6 oz (158.8 g) without batteries
RCA 3.5" LED Portable Digital TV (Red)
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    RCA3.5" LED Portable Digital TV (Gray)
     
    3.5

    (based on 17 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    75%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easily portable (12)
    • Great picture quality (10)
    • Good sound (6)
    • Long battery life (3)

    Cons

    • Bad reception / weak antenna (3)
    • Small screen (3)

    Best Uses

    • Home (8)
    • Office (6)
    • Car (4)
    • Tailgating (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Practical (10)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (13)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Emergency TV for Hurricane & Boat

    I bought this device so that I could use it during unexpected power outages during the Florida hurricane season as well as use this on my small boat to see the live weather radar and...Read complete review

    I bought this device so that I could use it during unexpected power outages during the Florida hurricane season as well as use this on my small boat to see the live weather radar and to help pass the time. I made sure that when I scanned for channels that I went outside so that the tuner could locate the best signals. The TV found all the channels that I also receive on my TV's antenna inside my house. The operation of the TV is simple and serves its purpose. I have not had the opportunity to deplete the first set of batteries yet (4xAA size), however, this is a reason why I chose to buy the 3.5" model over the larger 7 inch one. By allowing me to replace the batteries, I am not tied to a power source during a natural emergency, whereas, other models use an internal or proprietary rechargeable battery. Unfortunately, there is no way to recharge during a power outage, so this was a consideration. Two observations I would like to share are screen resolution and external power source. 1. The screen has a great clear picture, however, it is a little difficult to see in bright sun. 2. The external DC power source is difficult to find and a universal DC power adapter I bought at [*] did not fit the receptacle. I feel that this portable TV is a good buy and BnH had a great price for it at the time of purchase, even beating [*] by more than $10. I would recommend this device to those living in areas where there is frequent power interruptions due to storms. Enjoy.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    They *almost* got it right!

    This little TV has one really good feature: You can power it with replaceable AA batteries. That makes it ideal for an emergency TV when the power is out and you have no way...Read complete review

    This little TV has one really good feature: You can power it with replaceable AA batteries. That makes it ideal for an emergency TV when the power is out and you have no way to charge up a TV with rechargeable batteries. The picture quality is fair for the size of the TV, and the menu is intuitive and easy to follow. But the Achilles heel of this TV is the antenna. If you look up "flimsy" in the dictionary, you'll find a picture of this antenna next to it. I think you could bend it just by looking at it! And to make matters worse, the external antenna connector is a proprietary plug that you have to buy from the manufacturer--for nearly $15.00. It's pretty hard to believe they came so close to building the perfect emergency TV, only to blow it by saving ten cents on the antenna.

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    4.0

    Very nice works great!!

    By bladerunner

    from Va Beach

    About Me Practical

    Pros

    • Good Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Car
      • Office

      Comments about 3.5" LED Portable Digital TV (Gray):

      big clear screen in a small box.
      it uses 4 AA batts.
      VERY glad to get this works great.
      Kinda trickey to program.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      1.0

      Disappointing

      By Blackbelt

      from St. John, IN

      About Me Frequent Traveler, Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Picture
      • Good Sound

      Cons

      • Poor Reception

      Best Uses

        Comments about 3.5" LED Portable Digital TV (Red):

        If you don't live in the city close to transmitters forget it. I live 38 from Chicago and got only 2 channels, and one of them is breaking up. Returning it.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        4.0

        Nice portable tv!!

        By haskamr2

        from Tucson, AZ

        About Me Gearhead

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Picture
        • Easily Portable
        • Good Sound
        • Long Battery Life

        Cons

        • Fragile antenna

        Best Uses

        • Anywhere
        • Home
        • Office

        Comments about 3.5" LED Portable Digital TV (Red):

        Very portable digital tv that runs on batteries or power adapter(not included). I've had this for over a week now and have used it a few times already. Nice design - the antenna is a bit fragile but if you're careful pulling it out and moving it around you'll be fine. I wouldn't recommend this tv for kids because they will probably break the antenna within a few weeks. I'm very pleased with the price I paid - I just wish they would have included the power adapter...but not a big deal for what I paid($). Thank you B&H for shipping so fast!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        3.5" LED Digital RCA

        By Juan

        from Louisville

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Picture

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Car
          • Office

          Comments about 3.5" LED Portable Digital TV (Gray):

          I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by this little TV. After reading all the reviews, half of the purchasers loved it and the other half hated it. I took a chance after speaking to a B&H rep. about there return policy. It's been perfect so far. I picked the 3.5 versus the 7 because of the batteries used to operate them. Alkaline AA available anywhere, Li-poly not so much.

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          4.0

          Not bad for the price

          By Bob

          from NJ

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Picture
          • Easily Portable
          • Good Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Office
            • Tailgating

            Comments about 3.5" LED Portable Digital TV (Red):

            I wanted a portable TV to use during power outages. This little TV should do the trick. The picture quality is quite good. The little antenna is very delicate but works well if you place the TV near a window. I will experiment with an external antenna to see if more channels are available. If you are looking for a very portable TV that runs on replaceable batteries, I don't think you can go wrong with this set.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Great for emergencies

            By Steve

            from Fishers, IN

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Picture
            • Easily Portable
            • Good Sound
            • Long Battery Life

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home

              Comments about 3.5" LED Portable Digital TV (Red):

              use this with 4 Sanyo Eneloop rechargeable AA (or any AA) batteries and you have a great
              TV in emergencies when the power goes out due to storms or other circumstances.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              good little tv

              By MnSenior

              from Minneapolis MN

              About Me Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easily Portable

              Cons

              • Small Screen

              Best Uses

              • Home

              Comments about 3.5" LED Portable Digital TV (Red):

              I bought this battery tv incase of a power outage. It easy to program and works good for the price. The screen is small but it serves it's purpose.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              You get what you pay for

              By PhotoJohn

              from Bellevue, WA

              About Me Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easily Portable
              • Small Viewable

              Cons

              • Cheaply Built
              • Poor Reception

              Best Uses

              • It Remains To Be Seen

              Comments about 3.5" LED Portable Digital TV (Red):

              I bought it for an emergency & travel TV. Even in a well-developed suburb outside Seattle, it only receives 8 channels, of which 4 are shopping channels, 1 spanish channel, 1 religious channel and 2 "leftovers". No major network stations with news. So it doesn't provide what I needed at least here. Direction manual is poorly written in non-native english and construction is on the cheap side. Batteries are difficult to insert and extract, the "stand" is a cheap piece of plastic. Sadly, "RCA" is no longer associated with quality. The only reason I gave it 2 stars, is at least it works a little and you get what you pay for. Hopefully it will work better in another location to earn both stars. Spend your money towards something better.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Small in size but big in heart

              By Mercy

              from Fort Lauderdale

              About Me Frequent Traveler

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easily Portable

              Cons

              • Small Screen

              Best Uses

              • Office

              Comments about 3.5" LED Portable Digital TV (Gray):

              Need to travel

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Very Poor TV Signal

              By Bob56

              from Temperance, MI

              About Me Practical, Retired

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easily Portable

              Cons

              • No signal
              • Poor Reception
              • Poor Tuner And Antenna

              Best Uses

              • Emergency Power Outage
              • Home

              Comments about 3.5" LED Portable Digital TV (Gray):

              The TV itself looks very nice. It's small, lightweight and uses AA batteries. The problem is that the TV tuner and built in antenna is very bad. It has a very hard time picking up a TV signal. I live about 6 miles from a major city and i could not pick up even one channel. All it says is "No Signal Found". If you live in a major city than maybe it will work for you.

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good TV

              By ezra

              from OKC, OK

              About Me Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Picture
              • Easily Portable
              • Long Battery Life

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Car
                • Home
                • Tailgating

                Comments about 3.5" LED Portable Digital TV (Gray):

                Sound is a little lacking on it's own (but it's small so I shouldn't be too surprised). The picture is great and to run on batteries while hiding in a storm shelter is invaluable. Who know when the power will give out during tornado weather in OK?!

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                • No

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Emergency TV for Hurricane & Boat

                By Murse Jeff

                from Cape Coral, FL

                About Me Gearhead, Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Picture
                • Easily Portable
                • Good Sound

                Cons

                • Small Screen

                Best Uses

                • Boat
                • Car
                • Home
                • Office
                • Tailgating

                Comments about 3.5" LED Portable Digital TV (Gray):

                I bought this device so that I could use it during unexpected power outages during the Florida hurricane season as well as use this on my small boat to see the live weather radar and to help pass the time. I made sure that when I scanned for channels that I went outside so that the tuner could locate the best signals. The TV found all the channels that I also receive on my TV's antenna inside my house. The operation of the TV is simple and serves its purpose. I have not had the opportunity to deplete the first set of batteries yet (4xAA size), however, this is a reason why I chose to buy the 3.5" model over the larger 7 inch one. By allowing me to replace the batteries, I am not tied to a power source during a natural emergency, whereas, other models use an internal or proprietary rechargeable battery. Unfortunately, there is no way to recharge during a power outage, so this was a consideration. Two observations I would like to share are screen resolution and external power source. 1. The screen has a great clear picture, however, it is a little difficult to see in bright sun. 2. The external DC power source is difficult to find and a universal DC power adapter I bought at [*] did not fit the receptacle. I feel that this portable TV is a good buy and BnH had a great price for it at the time of purchase, even beating [*] by more than $10. I would recommend this device to those living in areas where there is frequent power interruptions due to storms. Enjoy.

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                (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                They *almost* got it right!

                By Hurricane Preparedness Instructor

                from Houston, TX

                About Me Technically Oriented

                Pros

                • Clear Picture
                • Easily Portable

                Cons

                • Poor antenna

                Best Uses

                • Emergency Preparedness

                Comments about 3.5" LED Portable Digital TV (Blue):

                This little TV has one really good feature: You can power it with replaceable AA batteries. That makes it ideal for an emergency TV when the power is out and you have no way to charge up a TV with rechargeable batteries. The picture quality is fair for the size of the TV, and the menu is intuitive and easy to follow. But the Achilles heel of this TV is the antenna. If you look up "flimsy" in the dictionary, you'll find a picture of this antenna next to it. I think you could bend it just by looking at it! And to make matters worse, the external antenna connector is a proprietary plug that you have to buy from the manufacturer--for nearly $15.00. It's pretty hard to believe they came so close to building the perfect emergency TV, only to blow it by saving ten cents on the antenna.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Excellent little tv

                By bassguitarman

                from Oklahoma City

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Picture
                • Easily Portable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about 3.5" LED Portable Digital TV (Gray):

                    This is an excellent little tv for over the air broadcasts. Far exceeds the channel grabbing potential of my previous Digital Prism tvs. The battery life is about 2-3 hours, but sufficient to get through a storm. 4 stars only because it does not come with an ac power adapter (which it really needs).

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                    • No

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                    2.0

                    A decent emergency TV

                    By Adguy

                    from Longmeadow, MA

                    About Me Practical

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Picture
                    • Easily Portable

                    Cons

                    • Terrible Manual

                    Best Uses

                    • Home

                    Comments about 3.5" LED Portable Digital TV (Gray):

                    What's good: Price is right. Disposable batteries are cheap and easy to replace. Built-in antenna seems adequate for location -- relatively flat terrain, with strong TV signals. What's not: The manual is so abbreviated it's virtually worthless. No info on AC connector (what type, where to buy) or on external antenna connector (ditto). External antenna outlet does not accept standard adapter for coax. 800 number in manual does not answer.

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Works for me.......

                    By LeeBob1960

                    from Spanaway, WA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about 3.5" LED Portable Digital TV (Gray):

                    I have an older 7" LCD that I've been using for emergencies, but it doesn't work very well and has an internal battery that always low whenever I needed it. I bought this as a replacement, because it uses common batteries (I've got lots of AA rechargeable's), it performs better and its more portable.

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    WOW! Incredible picture, photo quality

                    By The Old Guy

                    from The Dalles OR.

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Picture Easy

                    Cons

                    • Wait To Program

                    Best Uses

                    • Waiting For People
                    • Waiting rooms

                    Comments about 3.5" LED Portable Digital TV (Gray):

                    Over the years I've collected passively, over 10 analogue-signal pocket TVs that I will occasionally haul out to play with using an aligator-clip to connect to cable and watch just for fun. This little TV is really valuable to take places and use while waiting where a book is hard to consentrate on. I'm blown away at the bright, clear picture and easy-to-use menu. Cudos to RCA!!

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