Starmobile Concludes Digital TV Testing

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In the effort of bringing digital television to more people, Starmobile launched Starmobile Knight Vision a week ago, which features an ISDB-T certified technology or Digital TV. The said technology has been around but the regulation and standardization were just passed last December 2014. Based on the IRR and diretives from NTC, the move from Analog to Digital must be done by broadcasting companies within the year. In this regard, compliance to the directive applies to all broadcasters.

This year, Starmobile conducted series of tests to see the quality and signal strength of major TV channels in Metro Manila. Based on the result of the tests, broadcasting giants, ABS-CBN and TV5 lead in signal quality, while GMA7 tops in coverage presence.

Signal Test Starmobile DTV

According to Starmobile Product Development Head, Michael Chen, “This is a 100% independent and consumer-centric test which we feel should be known by the public especially with the on-going shift from Analog to Digital broadcast. We will continue to conduct DTV tests nationwide so that we could better assess the proliferation of this technology.”

During the test, Starmobile used Knight Vision, a PhP9,999 ISDB-T certified smartphone.

The DTV variant of Knight is now available. You can easily buy one by visiting their kiosks and branches so you can enjoy the digital TV features of the phone. The future of TV is bright with digital TV, and jumping into its hype now isn’t actually bad at all.

Starmobile Knight Vision

Starmobile Knight Vision Specifications

  • Starmobile Knight Vision FeaturesAndroid 4.4 KitKat
  • Regular + Micro, Dual 3G Standby
  • MediaTek MT6582
  • 1.3GHz Quad Core ARM Cortex A7
  • WIFI and Bluetooth, Micro USB, ISDB-T Digital TV, FM Radio, GPS + A-GPS, OTA Update
  • Mali-400MP2 @ 500MHz
  • 2G / 3G / HSPA +: Download up to 21.1 Mbps
  • 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM, 64GB Micro SD Max Expansion
  • 5.5-inch IPS Multi-touch Capacitative Screen, HD 720 x 1280 pixels (267 ppi), 16M colors
  • 13MP AF Sony IMX Exmor RS w/ OIS Rear Camera and 8MP AF Sony Front Camera with 1080p @ 30fps Video Capture
  • Gravity, Accelerometer, Light, Proximity
  • 154 x 78 x 8.5mm
  • Weight: 161g
  • 2450mAh Li-ion, Up to 15 hours talk, Up to 4 hours TV time, Up to 360 hours standby

Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of gadgetpilipinas.net, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.

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