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Direct Internet Access TV by LG

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Till now you needed a video-game console, DVD player or set-top box with Internet access to beam the WWW videos on to your TV. You can get rid of them..

LG Electronics, the third-largest television manufacturer in terms of United States sales is pushing a line of televisions that can directly receive Internet video in addition to satellite and cable signals.

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  • LG’s line of LCD and plasma televisions will be called Broadband HDTVs and are expected to cost around $300 more than comparable models without Internet access, said Tim Alessi, director of product development at LG Electronics.
  • Owners of the televisions will not be able to browse the Web freely — the TVs’ processors and memory chips are not up to that task. But the Broadband HDTVs will have access to a variety of specific video sites, and on Monday, LG will announce one in particular: Netflix.
  • The televisions will be able to stream any of the 12,000 films and television shows in Netflix’s Watch Instantly library, many of which are provided by Starz, the premium cable television service.

Does that mean The End of Cable beamed movie mania?

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Written by hermit

January 7, 2009 at 1:10 am

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