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1. Sony KIW250 Wireless Keyboard
$29.95 list($29.99)
2. Philips Magnavox MWK122BK Wireless
$29.99 list($99.00)
3. Philips WTV Web TV
4. Philips MAT976A1 WebTV Plus/MSN
$179.90 list($149.99)
5. Philips Magnavox MAT976A1 Webtv
6. Philips Magnavox MAT965A1 Webtv
7. Philips WVH111 AOLTV Internet
8. Philips Web TV Plus with 1Gb HD
$579.90 list($629.99)
9. Philips 15PF7835 15" LCD TV

1. Sony KIW250 Wireless Keyboard For WebTV

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Asin: B00005T3RD
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 9866
Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars
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  • Wireless keyboard
  • Optional accessory for use with Sony WebTV Classic or WebTV Plus internet browsers

Reviews (5)

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Replacement Keyboard
Almost thought the webtv would be thrown over the fence after contacting Sony and ascertaining that Sony no longer has replacement keyboards. This unit is actually better than the original; a bit larger and with convenient thumb indentations for ease in holding the keyboard. Price was actually less than the previous board purchased through Sears. Alas, the purchase of a Dell shall have to wait.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Customer Service
I ordered this keyboard as a gift to my mother, but due to shipping problems, I needed to track the order down with Web TV the provider for Amazon. Not only did they answer me within minutes, they immediately sent out a replacement until they could resend the original order. The two guys who helped me were Matt and Dave in Customer service. They were fast and polite. Within a couple of days my mother received the temp keyboard, with a beautiful note and a follow up of the original ordered keyboard projected delivery date. The Web TV customer service is OUTSTANDING! They are the example all companies should follow :)

3-0 out of 5 stars SONY W250 Degrades with Time
I purchased Both the set top box & the wireless keyboard 3 Yrs. ago & worked very good;BUT, it is Degrading. Keys stick & set top Box is Failing. I tried to reach Sony but to No Avail.!! I can't seem to find Any Sony W-250 units. I would like to know if they still make them?? The ONLY set top box I can find is that New MSN-TV which the keyboard is 1/2 the size! This may push me into Finally Buying a computer!!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Webtv is the best.
And this keyboard does it all. I have the Magnavox version of the same keyboard. It works with webtv classic or webtv plus. I can flip the screen to go back to the tv program or move my pip around the screen while I am surfing the net or adding pictures to my web pages. I don't know how people put up with computers. There are no pop up ads with webtv and virtually no maintanance because all upgrades are free. I use a phillips keyboard and remote with my sony webtv plus unit with no problem. Also controls the volume and power of my tv. You can buy the newer version of this phillips keyboard from me. And it comes with a 90 day warranty.Happy surfing.

4-0 out of 5 stars late to the gate... artist
although, many of my friends are big in the electronic industry, I have resisted being "taken in." I was the same with cable TV... now many of my favorite shows are on cable-only networks. Feeling I was missing a major resource, I finally accepted a WebTV from a friend. I am a big fan of the TV remote (am I alone?)... and love the wireless keyboard- though it tends to skip letters when I type too fast. Still, its like a super remote, and its been a very painless way for me to become familiar with the internet. I am on this site to see about purchasing one for my mother for Xmas- even more stubborn than me. Cross your fingers. ... Read more

2. Philips Magnavox MWK122BK Wireless Keyboard for Webtv
list price: $29.99
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Asin: B00000JFGT
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Philips
Sales Rank: 4692
Average Customer Review: 4.75 out of 5 stars
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This wireless keyboard maximizes your interactivity by allowing you to type your input to your TV screen, just as on a regular computer. This sleek, elegant keyboard is designed for people who want to take advantage of e-mail and the productivity applications the Web has to offer. ... Read more


  • Designed for use with WebTV
  • Wireless infrared input device
  • WebTV shortcut keys (Favorites, Recent, Options)
  • Control functions for WebTV Plus
  • Universal TV remote control operates most brands of TV sets

Reviews (8)

5-0 out of 5 stars Replacement WebTV Keyboard
Very pleased with the service, speed of delivery, and so far the quality of my new WebTV keyboard! The old keyboard only used one AAA battery; this one uses FOUR AA batteries, so speed is noticeably faster. Also appreciative of all the informative e-mails that came to me, both from Amazon and from the seller, NW ITV Dealers.

3-0 out of 5 stars Connects OK; but typing is difficult
This Keyboard and its individual keys is/are too narrow to type
This results in your making many typing errors to go back over ( such as 'tanks' for 'thanks',etc.
On the other hand; it does connect to the receivor pretty good as long as you have an unobstructed view and they are on the same level.

The Keyboard needs to be revised badly before it can rate 5 or more stars!

5-0 out of 5 stars From Ms. No More Sticky Keys!!
This keyboard is all that the seller said it is. I can write and write and never have to worry about another sticky or completely stuck key. I'm satisfied!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Wireless Keyboard for WebTV
The product was shipped in its original box. The keyboard is in good condition (wrapped in bubble wrap) and even included batteries. Also contained instructions.

5-0 out of 5 stars MWK 350BK is the one I'm rating.
This keyboard is the newer version of the one listed. It is more modern with rounded edges and more shortcut keys such as pip and pip loc. I love my webtv plus. ... Read more

3. Philips WTV Web TV
list price: $99.00
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Asin: B00000JFGQ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Philips
Sales Rank: 47154
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (2)

1-0 out of 5 stars A waste of money
I had this unit for just over one year. During that time, it malfunctioned five or six times. Each time I contacted their customer support(over 20 min.average to get someone on the line),
they had to reprogram the unit. Shortly after the warranty had expired, the reciever shut down completely. The customer service rep. told me that since the warranty had expired, I would have to send the unit to their repair facility along with a check ... to repair the reciever. Needless to say, I put the unit where it belonged... in the trash.

4-0 out of 5 stars Phillips Web-TV
I have used this system for over two years and really enjoyed it. It's a no mistake way of enjoying the internet and e-mail services. You can't crash the system. It's a great way to get experience on the internet and using e-mail, and has given me the confidence to step up to a laptop computer. ... Read more

4. Philips MAT976A1 WebTV Plus/MSN TV Receiver

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Asin: B00005O7H0
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Philips
Sales Rank: 10769
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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The Philips MAT976A1 WebTV Plus/MSN TV Internet receiver works in tandem with Microsoft's MSN TV service to simplify the process of using the Internet. There's no computer required--all you need is the MAT976A1, an existing television, and a standard phone line. Enjoy the seamless integration of TV and Internet viewing through this simple, low-cost package.

Easy-to-follow instructions come in the box. Once you've connected the receiver to a television and phone line, simply turn it on and follow the onscreen instructions that guide you through the simple process of selecting and purchasing an MSN TV subscription. Plans range from $9.95 to $24.95 per month, depending upon your needs and interests.

MSN TV (formerly WebTV) is a subscription-based online service that packages specially screened and selected content. All Web content is adjusted for viewing on a television, and the graphics are enhanced for better viewing. Using the included universal remote or an optional wireless keyboard, you can send and receive e-mail, surf the Web, and enjoy many benefits of being online--right from the comfort and convenience of your couch.

The MAT976A1's TVLens technology presents Web pages with stunning clarity: content is always readable, and the TVLens eliminates interlace flickering and enhances your perceived image quality. The unit comes with Philips Magnavox's WebEye remote infrared receiver, a device that lets you place the MAT976A1 out of view in a more convenient place. A small cable connects the WebEye to the main unit.

You can simultaneously watch television and maintain a connection to the Internet, even if your TV doesn't have picture-in-picture capability. You can view text and video information about TV programs up to seven days in advance. This data is automatically updated from the Internet and remains available even when you're offline. While online, a feature called TV Crossover Links grants instantaneous access to the Internet using Microsoft-embedded links in TV programs or commercials--a great way to learn more about the programs you're watching.

Though it won't be as fast as broadband service, you'll enjoy a quick Internet connection and timely downloading of Web pages thanks to the MAT976A1's 167 MHz processor and built-in 56K modem. The MAT976A1 also offers advanced graphics and video performance through Videoflash, providing full-screen, full-motion video and customized graphics acceleration.

The MAT976A1 supports up to six e-mail users per household. Each account can be password-protected and has a unique Internet e-mail address, favorites list, and customized settings. MessageWatch periodically dials in to see if there is new e-mail--regardless of whether the Internet is activated--and a red "message" LED on the unit's front panel notifies you when new e-mail is present. Parental control software is available for children's accounts, helping to prevent access to inappropriate content, chat rooms, and e-mail from strangers.

While MSN TV does provide access to the Internet and e-mail, it is not designed to offer spreadsheet, word-processing, or other capabilities often associated with personal computers. MSN TV service does, however, support Secure Socket Layer (SSL), the Internet encryption standard. This allows MSN TV to offer encryption-protected online banking and shopping to subscribers, making online transactions simple and convenient.

MSN TV services are available as a local call in most areas. In some cases, long-distance telephone toll charges may apply. To determine if local access is available for you, just type your number into the fields on this page and hit "search": Detailed MSN TV pricing information is available here: For toll-free MSN TV customer support, call (800) 469-3288.

What's in the Box
Telephone splitter, RJ-11 phone cord, composite-video/stereo analog audio interconnect, S-video cable, remote control (with two AA batteries), power cord, WebEye remote receiver, coaxial video cable, IR (infrared) blaster cable, and a user's manual. ... Read more


  • One button Internet access, no PC required: surf the Web with the included remote control--all you need is a TV and a phone line
  • Built-in TV tuner lets you watch TV and simultaneously link to related Web sites
  • Up to six individual e-mail boxes, parental controls, and a message-waiting light that alerts you to new mail
  • High-performance hardware, 56K modem, and full-motion Internet video
  • Philips WebEye infrared remote receiver lets you place the main unit out of sight

Reviews (4)

5-0 out of 5 stars I Loved My Web TV Plus!
I had The Philips Magnavox Web TV Plus Internet receiver, I got it as a Christmas gift in 1999 or 2000 and I loved it. Before that I had an old computer that was on it's last legs so when a friend who has Web TV told me about it and that it was cheaper then buying a new computer I made plans on buying one for myself so I was very happy when I got one as a Christmas gift. I loved so many things about The Web TV Plus, one thing was putting the html sigs in my email but I think what I really loved the most was being able to watch TV while I was online and I even had it set up where I could watch a DVD or video while I was reading or composing email or reading or writing reviews on Amazon, etc, and even though I'm not a person who watches TV all day long I really loved getting my weeks worth of TV Listings and setting reminders of movies and TV shows I wanted to see so I could set my VCR timer and tape them or watch them while online but Unfortunately my Web TV Plus broke and for some reason Philips and also Sony are not making them anymore so I had to downgrade to a classic Unit. We now have two computers in the house and I use them but I still much prefer using Web TV which I find to be much more convenient and enjoyable and even though I had to downgrade to the MSN TV Classic Internet TV receiver and I preferred the Plus receiver I still prefer it over a computer. Buying a used or refurbished Plus receiver just wasn't an option for me but if some company ever starts making a new Plus receiver I will buy it and either give the classic receiver away to a reletive or I will sell it. Now even though the Plus receivers aren't being made right now you can still get the Plus service so if you have a Plus receiver take great care of it and hold on to it. I'm really hoping that they either make the Plus receiver again or what would be even greater would be one basic unit where you can choose to have either the classic or plus service. Also now if you also have a computer you can have your MSN service on both Your MSN TV and computer and you can check your email, etc, on both which I might consider doing someday. FYI: Web TV and MSN TV are the same but the service is just called MSN TV now.

5-0 out of 5 stars You gotta get one!!
There are various reasons why I love my webtv. First of much easier than a computer and does basically all the same things. You can email, send and receive photos and voice mail recordings, print,surf the net, build web pages. You also do not EVER have to worry about viruses or upgrading. Webtv upgrades automatically when they have something new. Our latest is instant messaging which is great!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Send photos and voice recordings to your famil and friends
I have both the phillips and the sony models. My girlfriend and I send photos and recordings all over the world. We like the sony a little more because it is faster. But we reccommend both. You are going to spend a little more for the sony because of the larger memory and speed. I tried to email and download photos on a computer and it takes 4 times as long just to figure out how to do it. With webtv I'm allready done.

1-0 out of 5 stars I cannot review!
I bought a sony webtv,not a phillips! ... Read more

5. Philips Magnavox MAT976A1 Webtv Plus
list price: $149.99
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Asin: B00002SFLU
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Philips
Sales Rank: 18576
Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars
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The Philips Magnavox MAT976A1 WebTV Plus is ready to get you on the Internet right out of the box. No computer skills or special computer equipment are necessary to use the Internet terminal. It ships complete with connecting cables and a standard remote control, which allows instant access to the Internet or e-mail.

Technically speaking, the MAT976A1 has some of the same features as a standard PC. This unit has a 56 Kbps modem, 8 MB RAM, flash ROM, a powerful graphics processor, and a 32 KB cache. RealAudio is installed for great sound. The MAT976A1 is outfitted with LineShare technology, which allows incoming calls provided your phone is equipped with call waiting. The MAT976A1 can support up to six e-mail addresses. A flashing light indicates new messages.

Navigating the Internet is easy with one-touch access and an onscreen point-and-click menu "keyboard" you operate with the remote control. Manual keyboards must be purchased separately. The parental lock allows you to keep your children out of inappropriate sites and chat rooms. A telephone splitter cable, 6-foot audio-video cable, and 25-foot phone cable are included. Connect them all and you're ready to surf. A quick-start reference guide is included as well.

The MAT976A1 comes with a one-year warranty on parts and 90 days on labor. ... Read more


  • WebTV access with 1-touch Internet access and a 56 Kbps V.90 softmodem
  • Compatible with all Netscape Navigator 3.0 and Internet Explorer 3.0 extensions
  • WebEye technology allows you to store the component in a cabinet and operate it from the infrared remote control
  • LineShare technology allows incoming calls on a call-waiting equipped phone
  • Universal remote control with batteries included

Reviews (30)

4-0 out of 5 stars Phillips Receiver & WebTV Service Reviewed
Phillips sells what they refer to as a receiver. You buy either their box or Sony's, hook it up to your VCR, dish, and TV and then subscribe to the WebTV service. Its a bit like buying the cable box and then paying for cable. The receiver is quiet and easy to setup. I have had problems with it using my Sony VCR and no longer use it to record. In particular, twice during the first couple of weeks that I owned it, I programmed the box to record programs a week in advance. During both times, it recorded some programs and then it seemed that the box reset and all the additional programming was lost. Further, it did not change the VCR channel. I verified that I had set it up correctly several times. I am an engineer and have no problems with these matters. I reported this problem to the WebTV service and a week later, they informed me that I should contact Phillips. I have not done so.Regarding the software, if you want to listen to real audio or run java programs you will have problems. They currently do not support the latest real audio version so most internet radio stations are not available. In addition, the box automatically discounts after 10 minutes if there is no keyboard or remote input. This cannot be disabled. Thus, tunning your box to an internet radio station and then working in the house is essentially impossible. With those limitations aside, I say this is a great product. It allows you to surf the web, buy products, etc while watching TV. A nice feature when watching TV is that as your surf TV channels, you see the name of each program currently playing. Most programs have a synopsis quickly available to find out about the shows. WebTV says that they have concentrated most of their efforts on the TV integration and it shows. Very nice product in spite of the negatives mentioned above.

5-0 out of 5 stars My Webtv
I have a Phillips Magnazox.Plus.LOVE IT.Couldn't Live without it.They dont make these any more,Buy one you WONT be sorry.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great for all ages.
I have a webtv Plus Mat 976 reciever. I've actually learned all the stuff you need to know abt. computers from this easy version of a pc. You learn about copy & pasting word's , making your own "free web page's,decorating your e-mail including capturing a tv show you are currently watching in your "pip" and freezing the frame of the show in your e-mail. there are alot of "plus's" to webtvPlus which has allot more function's than the msn Tv version. I also recommend this type of internet device for the elderly or very young..because it is sooo simple.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Gift from the Gods!
I love this machine - my WebTV Plus is wonderful, works perfectly, no problems with anything. I had the Sony Classic before this and it is still going full blast in my Sis's home. You never get a virus, you move around anywhere you want to go and it has saved my legs in shopping on line. I am furious that they are discontinuing it and what is with the price gouging on the used ones? They ARE more expensive than mine was new. If you can find one - buy it fast for a backup.

5-0 out of 5 stars Signed, Sealed, and Delivered!
My Webtv Plus was a gift to me. I was not very thrilled, and said, "oh, what do I need it for," especially hearing of the monthly provider charge. Well, to make a long story short; Due to an electrical storm, my webtv got affected. I was devastated. I had to replace it immediately or I would go into cardiac arrest, or maybe even something worse. When I was informed that the Webtv is going to be slowly phased out, I could not believe it.Something so fantastic, the best invention since the wheel, to be taken off the market. How dare they!! I not only have the webtv, I also have a computer. I enjoy the web much, much more because it is hooked up to myTV and also my Vcr. Why would they want to discontinue something so fabulous as this. if they want to discontinue something, then let it be the clock! ... Read more

6. Philips Magnavox MAT965A1 Webtv Classic
list price: $99.99
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Asin: B00002SFLT
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Philips
Sales Rank: 9798
Average Customer Review: 4.63 out of 5 stars
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The Philips Magnavox MAT965A1 WebTV Classic is ready to get you on the Internet right out of the box. No computer skills or special computer equipment are necessary to use the Internet terminal. It ships complete with connecting cables and a standard remote control, which allows instant access to the Internet or e-mail.

Technically speaking, the Philips Magnavox MAT965A1 has some of the same features as a standard PC. This unit has a 56 Kbps modem, 8 MB RAM, flash ROM, a powerful graphics processor, and a 32 KB cache. RealAudio is installed for great sound. The Philips Magnavox MAT965A1 is outfitted with LineShare technology, which allows incoming calls provided your phone is equipped with call waiting. The MAT965A1 can support up to six e-mail addresses. A flashing light indicates new messages.

Navigating the Internet is easy with one-touch access and an onscreen point-and-click menu "keyboard" you operate via remote control. A manual keyboard can be purchased separately. The parental lock allows you to keep your children out of inappropriate sites and chat rooms. A telephone splitter cable, 6-foot audio-video cable, and 25-foot phone cable are included with the Philips Magnavox MAT965A1. Connect them all and you're ready to surf. A quick-start reference guide is included as well.

The MAT965A1 comes with a one-year warranty on parts and 90 days on labor. ... Read more


  • WebTV access with 1-touch Internet and 56 Kbps V.90 softmodem
  • Compatible with virtually all Netscape Navigator 3.0 and Internet Explorer 3.0 extensions
  • LineShare technology allows incoming calls on a phone with call waiting
  • Supports up to 6 e-mail addresses
  • Remote control with batteries included

Reviews (19)

5-0 out of 5 stars $100 alternative to a $1000 computer
I have used WebTV for two years, several hours daily, and I remain impressed with its sensible design and ease of use. I prefer it to other computer-based internet services that I have. It has most everything most people want in an internet connection: email, newsgroups and web browsing -- and no hastle with computer software and its constant upgrading (you receive periodic free upgrades automatically over the internet). You do have the added monthly expense of a subscription to the WebTV network that serves as your ISP. You need a standard telephone line connection, it can be an extension on your family line -- you probably won't need a new telephone line. Before you buy verify that WebTV offers a local telephone number for your dial-in use so your connection to WebTV won't be a toll call. Note that WebTV uses your telephone to connect to the internet, not through any TV cable service you may have.You will also need a TV with minimally audio and video input sockets. If you are planning to use it for serious email, you will also need a keyboard, either a wireless unit they sell or you can plug a standard computer keyboard into it. With use you may also want to buy a printer adapter and inkjet printer, limited primarily to specific HP printer models.

2-0 out of 5 stars Cheap alternative but Becoming obsolete
I don't own this model but an older version. In general webtv is not the greatest alternative to a computer. Sure 150 is ok but really if u bought 2 models of these u have a computer right there. Right now the network is getting sloppy on junk mail filtering.I even had someone hack into my address to send out junk mail. With this in mind I would spend money on a computer and buy software to avoid this and other problems, because in the long run a computer has more flexibility. Webtv will become obsolete in maybe the next 5 years because of so much incompatibilty with most of the stuff on the web works with. My current model cuts off on me a lot. Especially on incompatible websites and listening to realplayer. With the monthly amount u pay, u might as well get netzero. Unfortunately, u must have a computer. Sure 150 may be cheap and if u can barely afford it, I would just say work harder and save ur money for just a low cost celeron computer. I mean u can upgrade a computer better than upgrading webtv. Webtv upgrading is done by the network and isn't doing much. Even msn messenger is crappy, u can talk 2 only 1 person at a time or put all ur people in one conversation. Yahoo instant messaging isn't compatible and Aim isn't either but there is a website irc that allows u to do a little with it. Currently I am writing this review on my webtv, but I am getting a computer next month. I have had this for about 5 years now and I could say it was worth it then. Now computers are cheaper than ever and internet providers 2. The webtv company isn't keeping up with the changing technology and will need to go a whole lot faster if they are gonna stay afloat.By the way this is a 14 year old perspective. So if ur just technology inclined and have an ok amount of money u should start off with this, but eventually ur gonna need to get a computer.

4-0 out of 5 stars good if you buy cheap
I like the webtv calssic. I just wish i had bought it cheaper. It is for those of us who cannot afford a compter. If you buy it cheap you can say it was worth more. : > p.s. I am useing it to write this review

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Start to theinternet...
I've had this product for 3yrs.and for some one who'snot wanting anotebook,or full computer with cputower, this is just the thing to down load the internet. It's simple, easy, and great on the eyes,for those with visual problems, you can have the text set for your particular needs.

3-0 out of 5 stars It gets you online,but it's a lesson in frustration.
I've owned a web tv for a few years now,and it's nice to be able to go online,but after a while, you realize how limited this device really is,and how bad you want a PC. I owned an older model of Webtv classic,sold it,and ended up buying the model you see here for sale. You can send email, browse a lot of the web,chat,instant message people that have MSN,and build your own web page.What I dislike about the experience, is that webtv,or MSNtv as it's called now,is frequently incompatible with many web sites. No java compatibility, for example,which is popular with many websites,and allows you to view what they have on the website or allow you to chat on that particular website. People may wish to send you pictures or other files, and you discover that webtv has told you that "this is a type of information webtv cannot use" or a similar message. It's a rather frustrating experience, that happens way too often.Webtv has Real player and Windows media player. Real player allows you to hear music/voice/sound downloads or samples,while Windows Media player is supposed to allow you to view little movies with sound. Both are out dated and nearly worthless,as newer versions have come and gone, but webtv gets no updates to those programs. The sound on the version of Real Player that web tv uses now is horribly choppy,and when,for example, I try and listen to audio samples of a CD at or anywhere else, the song skips and plays in small chunks,with loads of distortion. The only time I've had the thing work correctly, is when a website actually has the option for people that have a 28k modem,(like the Webtv classic has) and believe me, there aren't many. A needle in a haystack. The version of the Windows media player webtv uses is even worse! You simply cannot see whatever image is supposed to be there,and most of the time, no site will even let you view anything because this software is so very out dated. The sound when using this is even worse than when attempting to use Real Player. Since webtv has a Keyboard,but no mouse,navigation on websites is a clumsy affair. You'll wish to click on an item,only to skip over it completely to something else by accident. You try to back track and the same thing happens in the opposite direction. You're forced to use the arrow buttons and Tab to move around websites,and there are scroll up and scroll down keys. There is no option for use of a scanner for webtv,only a printer,and the very few printers compatible with webtv are not [affordable] when compared to printers available for PCs.I would recommend this product to people that cannot afford a PC,have no prospects of getting one any time soon,and need a way to use email and surf the web.This might be suitable for the elderly,as it has an easy interface and set up. I also don't believe people can send you viruses. You will never get the full benefit of using the internet with this device. ... Read more

7. Philips WVH111 AOLTV Internet Television Set-Top Box
list price: $199.00
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B000053VI0
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Philips
Sales Rank: 26847
Average Customer Review: 2.67 out of 5 stars
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  • Instant messaging, e-mailing, buddy lists, and Web browsing options keep user connected
  • 166 MHz-processor with 12 Mb of memory
  • 5.1 G hard drive, parallel port, SmartCard, and 56K modem
  • Compatible with all television makes and models
  • Wireless keyboard, universal remote control, A/V audio/video cable, and dual head included

Reviews (9)

5-0 out of 5 stars AOL on my TV! What a concept!
I had heard a lot of negative press on the AOLTV but I just had to buy one. I spend at least 6-8 hours a day on the internet and I like the idea of having it my living room too. While it is slower than my computer, the graphics look great on my television. I like the on screen program guide too. The only downside is the ... additional charge for access. It should be less if I already have an AOL account.

1-0 out of 5 stars AOL Wont let you connect to tis service.
I just received a new one (to me) in boxbut AOL tells me I cannot use this setas they no longer are available for this service?So I guess its absolutely worthless, I cant even sell it if I wanted.!Too bad, it is brand new in box never used......AndI guess it wont be.Nce gift.......NOT.!

1-0 out of 5 stars Creep Crawl & Stall!
This product is great for anyone who drove a Model T! I can only image what it was like to have to crank up the car while standing in mud and rain, then have to run and get in before it stopped. Better yet have to throw your foot out onto the ground to brake the engine.

1. Because this product is marketed by Aol you are totally limited to Aol as a service provider which is a nighmare in and of itself.

2. It takes forever to logon. By the time you do your fun justs begins.
a) Several websites are totally inaccessIble. You are given a message of "page too large to load." Now it happens with most government oriented websites, city, county, state, federal. It has also happens on other websites, shopping sites, etc., hardwood floors, kitchen fixtures, etc.
b) It has extremely limited software, many of the sites require Adobe Acrobat and other popular software, well tough, go tell somebody who cares.

3) Sending E-Mail , well keep it short and simple stupid.
a) If you stay on the e-mail page one minute too long, it disconnects/line drop., and you lose all of your typed text and you also have to log back on again and start your e-mail all over.
b) If you type too long an e-mail it locks you out (limited, very limited capacity), when you go back and try to shorten it, surprise it disconnects you and system shuts down again!

4) At night, when I suppose they do their batch processing/computer maintenance, from about 1:00-6:00 a.m., (by the way the best time to acess dial up internet access) it starts singing rickety, tick tick tick buzz and grind. Now all of this is fine except when you are USING IT AND ONCE AGAIN YOU ARE DISCONNECTED! THEN REPEAT THE CREEP CRAWL AND THEN STALL LOG ON PROCESS.
If you are talking on the telephone and the box starts singing it interferes with your conversation, it sounds like someone in your house picked up the extension phone, or that your telepone is being tapped. The other person's voice fades out.

Once , while online, i, was disconnected 5 TIMES in 45 minutes! This is a regular occurence with this not ready for the Jetsons, Computer Age, HIGH TECHNOLOGICALLY ENGINEERED ADVANCEMENT, TAKE ONE STEP FOR MANKIND ALAN DEVICE!

5) You cannot in spite what it says receive photos from 1 hour photo lab or anywhere else, nor many of the so called "features."


Creep, Crawl & Stall ___ .... __ ... _ .

2-0 out of 5 stars Argh!
I bought this for my mother. It isn't very simple for a non-computer person to use and understand. Connecting it to an "average" t.v. gives a yucky picture, as far as the clarity of trying to read the text. It is considerably slower then a computer...maybe it is my mother's phone line? It also makes a grinding noise....usally at night. :( I added a printer to it for her and every time she has to unplug the AOL TV (due to the grinding noise)...the printer has to be reinstalled. I added her to my AOL account, so I was ONLY charged 15 dollars more a month. If she were to get her own would be 25 dollars a month. Personally, I think that is a racket! The monthly fees should be MUCH lower for those that already have an AOL account. Cidco is only 10 dollars a month....and even cheaper if you pay by the year! I did eventually put my mother on her own account.....long story. She was SUPPOSED to get a month and/or 1000 hours free. NEVER happened! I called AOL support....and well, I have nothing good to say about AOL's support. I am sure you are wondering why I stay with AOL if it is soooooo stinky? :) I have been with them for sooo many years that I really can't change my e-mail address now. By the way, if you take the surveys offered on AOL or use AOL Visa to where you earn points towards free can't use the points if you have an AOL TV and "regular" AOL account. Back to the Cidco 100 e-mail......I did buy one of those later. It is cheaper and a LOT easier to use. Just plug it into your phone line...use AC or DC for power and you are all set. I have had no problems with busy signals (they have added a new 800 number) and no problems with their customer service. If all you are truly interested in is e-mail...Cidco is a much easier and better product. Cidco also has an address e-mail book...whereas AOL TV does not.

5-0 out of 5 stars AOL TV Expands Home Entertainment
I use AOL TV on a 55" Philips Projection and it is awesome. The guide is exellent. Fairly easy to set-up. Only drawback is it doesn't have support for many java and flash websites. Hopefully they will improve on this in the future. The unit does utilize strong encryption for on-line banking which is nice.
Once you have this little baby in your hands your television experience will be forever changed. A great way to add access to extra rooms in the home. The Buddy List also works superbly on this unit. ... Read more

8. Philips Web TV Plus with 1Gb HD
list price: $199.00
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Asin: B00000JFGR
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Philips
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9. Philips 15PF7835 15" LCD TV
list price: $629.99
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Asin: B0000E5U00
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Philips
Sales Rank: 31530
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Small enough for desktop PC use and versatile enough to stand in for home theater duty, Philips' standard (4:3) aspect-ratio 15PF7835 active-matrix TFT LCD TV is stylish enough and small enough to be used in any room of the house. The 15-inch progressive-scan 480p/ED TV offers high brightness (400 cd/m2) and high contrast (450:1), as well as an integrated NTSC TV tuner for cable or broadcast reception of all your favorite programs. Hook it up to an optional DTV receiver or progressive-scan DVD player and you'll enjoy vivid, detailed images from 480p and computer sources on the set's native 1,024 x 768 screen.

LCD screens offer a number of benefits over CRT monitors and televisions, including general ease of use, freedom from eye strain (no screen flickering or radiation emissions), quiet operation (no high-pitch "flyback" noise, an issue with CRT TVs), accurate image geometry (no curvature distortion or susceptibility to magnetic interference from, say, speakers), long screen life (no risk of image burn-in), space savings, light weight/easy positioning, and energy efficiency (most LCDs use substantially less power than their CRT equivalents.

They also tend to be cheaper and, to some eyes, slightly more natural looking than their plasma flat-panel counterparts, which usually "spec" higher (higher brightness, higher contrast ratio). In this set, an onboard DCDi chip from Faroudja enhances resolution by eliminating the stair-step jagged edges often seen on progressive-scan displays.

Progressive scanning, referred to as 480p for the number of horizontal lines that compose the video image, creates a picture using twice the scan lines of a conventional DVD picture, giving you higher resolution and sharper images while eliminating nearly all motion artifacts. The DCDi chip also offers 3:2 pulldown. DVD mastering introduces a common distortion when adjusting 24 frames-per-second movies to 30 fps video; 3:2 pulldown reversal digitally corrects this distortion, removing the redundant information to display a film-frame-accurate picture.

Smart Picture control lets you change--at the touch of a button--the picture settings (color, tint, contrast, etc.) for various types of programming, with modes for soft, natural, rich, multimedia, and personal. An audio volume leveler (AVL) keeps the TV sound at an even level for a more consistent, comfortable sound.

Inputs include 2 composite-video connections, 1 each component- and S-video, an RF antenna/cable-box/VCR input, and a 15-pin D-Sub analog RGB input for your PC, with a .125-inch stereo headphone jack for private listening (headphones not included).

What's in the Box
TV, stand, remote control, remote batteries, warranty information, and a user's manual. ... Read more


  • 15" LCD TV
  • TV tuner built in
  • VGA resolution
  • 400:1 contrast ratio
  • YUV and CVBS in/out

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