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DTV in the spotlight

Philips touts hardware for turning your PC into a digital TV, while Broadcom unveils a chip for melding the Web with TV. But analysts question the impact of both.

Philips touts hardware for turning your PC into a digital TV, while Broadcom unveils a chip for melding the Web with TV. But analysts question the impact of both.

Philips helps PCs become TVs
The company unveils a design for digital TV circuit boards that allows PC manufacturers to ship what are, in essence, digital TVs.

Broadcom chip melds Web, TV
The chip allows split screen viewing with resizable screens, but analysts wonder what all the fuss is about.

Compaq to bring TV to PCs
The PC leader and Panasonic will take another shot at combining TV with the PC, a major theme of this year's Comdex trade show.

New ad avenues on digital TV
Interactivity and allowing advertising to be aimed at groups are the keys, European TV executives say.

Digital TV's mixed signals
special report Like the elephant surrounded by blind men, digital television is many things to many people.