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Ok -- got it -- this is a battery run TV -- I have one of those and your are right I would have the same problem in an earthquake. Low cost converter boxes run on electricity only. This is not enough justtification to do otherwise.
I recently purchased an ETON crank radio for our emergency closet. It is a crank radio that grabs the audio of both radio and TV frequencies. When the batteries run out you crank it -- The radio can also recharge a cell phone.
If you want the video you would be better off with a low cost laptop or video enabled smartphone like an iphone that connects to the internet. That way you can call up your local TV station on the internet and see the most recent news and videoclips.
My daughter lives in Florida and I live in California -- I bring up her local TV stations on my computer and watch live clips, see doppler radar and read news posted of her area as hurricaines hit.
I am CERT trained and a ham radio operator so I need to be on front line with communications if disaster hits our area.
Thanks for all the info--I should have been more specific with my problem and said battery-operated not portable. I've got a radio that also gets audio from local TV stations which is great for emergency broadcasts. I've also got a laptop, but there's limited batttery time (certainly not two weeks worth). And I'm not ready yet to upgrade my cell phone since I hardly use it and have a low-cost, no frills plan that suits me well. Also it seems our towers always go out with a hurricane so cell phone's are no more reliable than land lines. My little TV was great entertainment for when I'd run out of library books and was tired of radio music.
Thanks again for your help--and here's hoping you don't need your disaster training and I don't need my little TV!