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Old 03-15-2010, 08:02 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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I understand there are units you can buy to hook up internet thru the TV.

I'm wanting to find some options for my step-mother. She has Comcast for TV.

I'm not really sure how it works however I did read up on it thru Wikipedia. I guess you buy a unit and have to have internet service.

Anyone familiar with this that can give me some tips of what to buy, where, what to know or avoid?
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Old 03-15-2010, 08:13 AM
 
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Not too familiar with this but do a google search on webtv
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Old 03-15-2010, 08:21 AM
 
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I just use my home internet connection and the Wii if I'm tool lazy to go to the computer.

Overall, internet on the TV sucks. A netbook would be a better option, IMO, unless she requires the large screen to see.
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Old 03-15-2010, 08:31 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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It would mostly be used for email.

I've googled web tv and mostly what comes up is free tv on the internet which I had no idea existed so I did learn something.
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Old 03-28-2010, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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Go here. MSN TV: Home Page
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Old 03-29-2010, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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I understand there are units you can buy to hook up internet thru the TV.

I'm wanting to find some options for my step-mother. She has Comcast for TV.

I'm not really sure how it works however I did read up on it thru Wikipedia. I guess you buy a unit and have to have internet service.

Anyone familiar with this that can give me some tips of what to buy, where, what to know or avoid?
The single best answer is Roku player. There are other ways but Roku is by far the simplest and cheapest.

Roku Digital Video Player | Watch Netflix, Amazon Video On Demand and MLB.TV on Roku Player

This link will help you sort it all out.........

How to Stream Internet TV to your HDTV - Stream Cable TV from the Web - Popular Mechanics

Please be aware that connecting an analog TV to these boxes can get annoying if the analog TV doesn't have composite connections.

If your step mom likes local over the air TV all you have to do is buy a converter box (if needed) and a TV antenna to receive local stations for FREE!

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Old 04-03-2010, 11:23 PM
 
Location: N.W. Austin.
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As long as surfing requires keyboard and mouse input, the TV experience will be less than optimum. When a KB (about laptop size with an integrated mouse) is designed to work wirelessly with a TV and can double up as a remote, then it will be worth it. Until then...
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Old 04-03-2010, 11:31 PM
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The single best answer is Roku player. There are other ways but Roku is by far the simplest and cheapest.

Roku Digital Video Player | Watch Netflix, Amazon Video On Demand and MLB.TV on Roku Player

This link will help you sort it all out.........

How to Stream Internet TV to your HDTV - Stream Cable TV from the Web - Popular Mechanics

Please be aware that connecting an analog TV to these boxes can get annoying if the analog TV doesn't have composite connections.

If your step mom likes local over the air TV all you have to do is buy a converter box (if needed) and a TV antenna to receive local stations for FREE!
What you've suggested is what first came to my mind, too, but it appears to be the solution to a different problem. It appears that the OP's not asking about TV delivered via Internet, he's asking about Internet delivered to the TV.
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Old 04-04-2010, 11:56 AM
 
Location: sowf jawja
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get something like a dell zino computer w/ wireless mouse and keyboard. you can get it all for about $350. Just setup windows w/ extra large icons and text.
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Old 04-04-2010, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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What you've suggested is what first came to my mind, too, but it appears to be the solution to a different problem. It appears that the OP's not asking about TV delivered via Internet, he's asking about Internet delivered to the TV.

Whoa! What!?!

I know you well enough to know you're not using a play on words but....please... explain the difference as to what you mean here.
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