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Hello all - I have a 2021 Atlas SEL 4Motion and came across a section in the manual referencing "TV Mode" on the Infotainment system. Has anyone seen this as an option on their system, or is it disabled for vehicles in certain world areas like NA? Curious if this was a feature that could be enabled with ODBEleven tools, etc., or if it was something totally unavailable in the US.

I have attached the sections of the manual for reference.

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John
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Interesting find. Seems like a terrible idea for the NA market with how we drive but I have seen aftermarket head units with this feature. Thought about installing one on an android operating system for a Toyota but then thought it would too much of a distraction while driving.
 

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I am sure that it is designed for the EV vehicles to come. Just like the Tesla, you can play video games while waiting at the supercharging station.
 

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I found this as well and was interested in it. Google ISDB Standard. Long story short, it does not work in North America where we use the ATSC standard for television broadcast. ISDB is the Japanese developed standard, has been adopted by these countries:

Americas[edit]
  • Brazil (officially adopted ISDB-T International, started broadcasting in digital)
  • Argentina (officially adopted ISDB-T International, started broadcasting in digital)
  • Uruguay (officially adopted ISDB-T International, started broadcasting in digital)[7][8]
  • Peru (officially adopted ISDB-T International, started broadcasting in digital)
  • Chile (officially adopted ISDB-T International, started broadcasting in digital)
  • Venezuela (officially adopted ISDB-T International, started broadcasting in digital)
  • Ecuador (officially adopted ISDB-T International, started broadcasting in digital)
  • Costa Rica (officially adopted ISDB-T International, started broadcasting in digital)[9]
  • Paraguay (officially adopted ISDB-T International, started broadcasting in digital)[10]
  • Bolivia (officially adopted ISDB-T International, started broadcasting in digital)[11][12]
  • Nicaragua (officially adopted ISDB-T International, started preimplementation stage)[13]
  • Guatemala (officially adopted ISDB-T International, started preimplementation stage, briefly experimented with ATSC)
  • Honduras (officially adopted ISDB-T International, briefly experimented with ATSC, started broadcasting in digital)
  • El Salvador (officially adopted ISDB-T international, started preimplementation stage)
  • Belize (currently assessing digital platform)
Africa[edit]
  • Botswana (officially adopted ISDB-T International, started pre-implementation stage)[14][15][16]
  • Angola (In 2013, decided on European digital terrestrial TV. However, Angola reviewed the adoption to ISDB-T Internation
So since I live in Texas, the closest place I can try it out would be Guatemala, or possibly southern Mexico. Sounds like a good reason for an adventure.
 

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:) Thanks for the update and the research! Good luck on the adventure chasing a TV signal down south.
 
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