updated 04:15 pm EST, Fri November 10, 2006
RCA Laptop Teleceiver
RCA's MPC4000 is a forthcoming portable antenna system that will serve several functions, writes SCI FI Tech. Its main purpose will be to receive over-the-air HD signals and display them on a PC, feeding them through a USB port. But the antenna will also be able to catch standard-definition signals, and broadcasts of both qualities will be organized into a program guide. Bundled software will enable a hard disk to become a DVR unit, with features such as scheduled recordings and pausing live TV. The 4000 is not due for some time, however: it will debut in April for the price of $199. Clip-on and tabletop antennas will be included out of the box.