Intel Announces New TV Antenna

In my experience, such balanced antennas perform much better, especially on high-band VHF channels, than unbalanced "whip" antennas.
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An article on www.slashgear.com, Intel embedded DTV antenna is world's first describes a new antenna from Intel for use in mobile and portable electronic devices.

The article shows a bent dipole antenna snaked around the base and sides of a laptop or notebook computer configuration. In my experience, such balanced antennas perform much better, especially on high-band VHF channels, than unbalanced "whip" antennas.

Slashgear indicated Intel had filed for a patent on the antennas. If I can find more information on the device, I'll post it next week.

This built-in antenna should make it easier for Intel and network, laptop and portable media player manufacturers to include DTV reception in portable devices, whether it's legacy ATSC TV reception or technology for the upcoming ATSC M/H standard.