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Internet on TV?

by Julie Dereschuk / October 6, 2004 6:04 AM PDT

I would like to be able to surf, check e-mail, make fantasy picks, etc., from my main floor TV. I have a PC with DSL connection through phone company and LinkSys on 2nd floor. Don't want to buy another computer if possible. I also have DirecTV - looks like it might be possible with TiVo... Have seen many types of products that allow you to access your PC files on TV, but they didn't say anything about getting on-line. Is there a way to do this fairly inexpensively?

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Re: Internet on TV?
by Art / October 8, 2004 11:39 AM PDT
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Re: Internet on TV?
by radioactive1 / November 23, 2004 12:07 PM PST
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Since she said she had a DSL connection and since MSN TV2 is only available for dial-up connections, I wouldn't recommend it.

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Re: Internet on TV?
by radioactive1 / November 23, 2004 12:05 PM PST
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Since you said that you don't want to purchase another PC (the small form factor PCs are a great option here), and since you have a broadband connection, I'd recommend the Prismiq media player not only is one of the best Media Players (also known as Digital Audio Receivers) on the market. It not only allows you to surf the web (with a built in browser), but also allows you to Stream digital audio, video, and photos; streams Internet radio. It's upgradable for new wireless-networking standards and additional media formats, offers solid TV-based music navigation; straightforward setup, and supports AOL Instant Messenger.

The best price I've seen for it is $129.00 at Newegg.com

CNET did a review of it which you can find here:

http://reviews.cnet.com/Prismiq_MediaPlayer/4505-6739_7-20789612.html

RadioActive1

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