Pressing the Net button on the remote first calls up an inset view, where the widgets are confined to a small bar on the lower right of the screen (pictured).
Compared with Yahoo widgets, Aquos Net was much less frustrating to use because it loaded and responded much faster. Conversely, its unpolished, text-heavy appearance couldn't compete with Yahoo, but when it comes to widgets, we'll take fast over pretty any day. Aquos Net also suffered its share of hiccups, including occasional freezes and the annoying inability to use the remote's numeric keypad for data entry, instead relying on a virtual keypad. We'd also like better integration, so we could enter one zip code for all of the location-dependent widgets, for example.
We tested the system and it worked well, with the rep guiding us through changes he made in real-time while we never had to press a button. Advanced users might not like the idea of a rep tooling around inside their TVs (the rep can make changes that nuke your picture settings, for example; we had to re-calibrate our sample from scratch after our demo), but beginners will love having live help there to hold their virtual hands.