Review of Escort MobileTV iOS TV Adapter

Specifications and Features

Escort MobileTV   

•Miniature digital TV receiver
•Built-in rechargeable battery
•Special airwaves reserved for TV do not tap your data plan
•No 3G/4G, Wi-Fi or data plan required
•Works with free iDTV USA app (available from the Apple App Store)
•Access major network TV with Dyle mobile TV coverage – no subscription fee through 2013 (visit )

Dyle mobile TV is a service that gives Escort MobileTV customers the ability to watch live, local broadcast television in select U.S. metropolitan areas. Dyle mobile TV is only available in those select metropolitan areas, and not all channels are available in all cities.
Dyle mobile TV service is currently available in the following markets: Atlanta, GA | Austin, TX | Baltimore, MD | Birmingham, AL | Boston, MA | Charlotte, NC | Chicago, IL | Cincinnati, OH | Cleveland, OH | Columbus, OH | Dallas, TX | Dayton, OH | Denver, CO | Detroit, MI | Greenville, SC | Houston, TX | Jacksonville, FL | Kansas City, MO | Knoxville, TN | Las Vegas, NV | Los Angeles, CA | Miami, FL | Minneapolis, MN | Montgomery, AL | New York, NY | Orlando, FL | Philadelphia, PA | Phoenix, AZ | Portland, OR | Raleigh, NC | Salt Lake City, UT | San Francisco, CA | Seattle, WA | St. Louis, MO | Tampa, FL | Tulsa, OK | Washington, DC | West Palm Beach, FL
Coverage may vary across participating markets and by zip code within a market. More stations and markets will continue to be added. For up-to-date information on what signals may be available in your area. If you are in a region that does not broadcast this type of digital programming, the ESCORT MobileTV will not scan or receive any signals since they are not present. Several variables can affect signal strength – including your proximity to the TV broadcast transmitting antenna, geographic terrain, and whether you are inside or outside.
For details and more information, refer to FAQ at

ESCORT MobileTV utilizes the “iDTV USA” app from the Apple App Store. To get started, simply search for this app and install it on your device. Once installed, the iDTV application will communicate with your ESCORT MobileTV device.        

Watch Live Digital TV Broadcasts
Once you’ve downloaded the app and installed it, plug the ESCORT MobileTV receiver into your device and launch the app.
NOTE: If you launch the app without plugging the ESCORT MobileTV receiver into the device, you will get a brief error message letting you know the device is not connected.        

Operating the ESCORT MobileTV
Automatic Channel Scanning
ESCORT MobileTV will automatically select the location you are in through the location services feature on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. If the location services feature is disabled on your device, you can still manually select your location before performing an automatic scan.
Go to the “Settings>Scan Channels” to select your metropolitan area, and start the scan. Once the scanning is done, there will be a Channel List generated which can be found on Live TV.

Locations and Channel List
You can create auto-scan locations if you travel to other regional areas where Dyle broadcast is available. Simply go to the “Settings>Sort Channels” page to manually sort your channel list. You can arrange your favorite channels so that they are close to one another for easier channel switching.

Pause Resume
You can select Pause and Resume for up to ten minutes during Live TV.

Battery Switching
While viewing Live TV on an iPad you can extend viewing time by selecting which battery (device or iPad) powers the MobileTV device. Go to “Settings>Battery” to select your preference.    

Enjoy Your Program
It’s that easy using ESCORT MobileTV.        

•Dimensions: 1.3 x 1.6 x 0.5 in.
•Weight: 0.65 oz.
•TV Standard: ATSC-M/H
•Exterior finish – Soft-touch, black paint
•LED Indicator: Red = charging; Green = fully charged
•Antenna input: MCX
•Telescoping antenna – extended length: 6 in.
•Charging connector: Micro-USB

Price: $119.99 (from Amazon at time of review)




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