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* How to browse the internet on your TV - Surf the web without using computer

Updated on March 14, 2011

Until now, accessing the web on your TV has involved either complicated hacking of devices, or an entanglement of cables running from your PC to your TV set.

Internet TVs and Internet TV boxes such as the Boxee and Roku XDS allow for the streaming of media via the web to your television screen, but they do not support web surfing from the comfort of your couch.

So hooray for Google TV which allows full web access on your TV screen, without hooking up a PC.

This article takes a look at how you can get Google TV, to enable you to browse the Internet without booting up a PC.

If you are only interested in accessing media, such as NetFlix, or Video On Demand, and / or social network sites, then take a look at the media streaming devices available, as these are a much cheaper solution than Google TV.

Please note that although you do not need to have a PC to use Google TV devices, you do need a high speed broadband connection.

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Logitech Box
Logitech Google TV keyboard
Logitech Google TV keyboard
Dual sceen so you can watch and browse simultaneously
Dual sceen so you can watch and browse simultaneously
Video calling from your couch
Video calling from your couch
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What's in the box

Sounds Great - So How Do I Get Google TV?

Google TV is available in three ways:

1. The Logitech Revue Box

2. Sony Internet TV

3. Sony Internet Blu-Ray Player

The Logitech Revue Box

You can get the full product details on the Logitech Revue box, how it works and the latest pricing here.

Hook up the Logitech Revue box to your current HD TV and away you go. You will have access to media streaming services and be able to surf the web from the comfort of your sofa.

The box comes with a keyboard remote control that you can use for Internet browsing and to control all your entertainment devices.

Logitech Revue Companion Box and Keyboard Controller
Logitech Revue Companion Box and Keyboard Controller

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Sony Internet Blu Ray Player
Sony Internet Blu Ray Player
Sony Internet TV
Sony Internet TV

Sony Internet TV

The new range of Sony Internet TVs have built-in Wi-Fi and allow Internet browsing through Google TV.

The model numbers you need are NSX-##GT1 - where the ##'s stand for the screen size.

A 32 inch Sony Google TV will set you back $800, the 40 inch costs $1000, and the 46 inch is $1400.

Sony Internet Blu-Ray Player

This will connect to your existing TV just like the Logitech Revue, but will of course also play Blu-Ray discs.

The Sony Internet Blu-Ray player retails at $400, and like the Logitech Revue and Sony Internet TVs, the Wi-Fi is built-in so it is ready to connect to your wireless home network.



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      7 years ago

      I just got the Revue. I would never give it back. I use it every time I watch TV. I am either checking my Facebook, e-mail, or I am using the DVR integration with my DISH Network services. The integration will search for content on your DVR as well as the internet. It has changed the way I watch TV. I work at DISH so I got a chance to see the Revue before it was released to the public.


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