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Along the Atlantic Coast of the U.S., this is the time of year when residents have a heightened interest in the weather off the Cape Verde islands, which is where hurricanes are born. In addition to fresh water and flashlights, a good hurricane kit also includes a way to keep up on the news and weather. But the old battery-powered TVs no longer work since the transition to digital broadcasts.

The Vizio Razor LED LCD Portable TV is battery-powered and can receive digital TV broadcasts.

Now one of the major brands has come out with a portable model: the Razor LED LCD Portable TV from Vizio. This 7″ screen has a WideVGA resolution with 800 by 480 pixels. It’s less than 1″ thick and weighs one pound, but has a battery that can run for up to 3.5 hours. It has a list price of $159.99, and is available direct from Vizio as well as at some Walmart stores.

And you’ll probably enjoy watching it so much that you won’t keep it stowed away in your hurricane kit.

Posted by Alfred Poor, September 22, 2010 6:00 AM

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Alfred Poor is a well-known display industry expert, who writes the daily HDTV Almanac. He wrote for PC Magazine for more than 20 years, and now is focusing on the home entertainment and home networking markets.