I made this post in a thread about high-end graphics in the pipeline for the Wii, as MRMARIO had commented about the fact that is possible to watch TV on the DS in Japan. I then realized that the post would have been more appropriate here, so here goes...
I hope nobody has covered this already, but if they have, please don't flame me...I did actually bother to search through the thread names but didn't see anything about this, but didn't bother to look through each one.
DRMARIO, I didn't even realize that this was possible and I am living in Japan. I was going to ask you for a source, but then I googled it and found out some more info. Thanks for the tip.hd tv is more or less just a television signal in another format. and eventually, every tv will recieve it in this format. just like japana has. In japan, you can actually watch television on your ds, because of the format of it over there, sadly, we cant do that just yet.
In case anybody else hadn't heard of this, here are some links for your info:
Wikipedia article on 1seg
2006 Spring DS Conference
If you scroll to near the bottom of the second link above, the caption below accompanies the second-to-last picture:
Translated into English (my translation):いよいよこの４月から、地上波デジタルのワンセグ放送が始まり、対応する携帯電話機のワンセグ受信対応モデ ルが登場しつつありますが、このカードは、ＤＳでワンセグ放送を受信可能にして、ＤＳを携帯TVに変身させ ます。
This "news" is from February 15, 2006, so maybe many of you have heard about it before, but thought I would post just to make it clear.At last, 1seg terrestrial digital broadcasting will begin, and while cellular phone models with compatible receivers are being introduced, this card will make it possible to receive 1seg broadcasts on the DS, transforming the DS into a portable TV.