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Last modified: Thursday, November 08, 2001 

Originally, a general term for a whole category of products and technologies that enable you to surf the Web on your TV. Most WebTV products today consist of a small box that connects to your telephone line and television. It makes a connection to the Internet via your telephone service and then converts the downloaded Web pages to a format that can be displayed on your TV. These products also come with a remote control device so that you can navigate through the Web.

More recently, the name WebTV has been trademarked by Microsoft.

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Ruel's Set-Top Net Page 
Includes product information, news items, articles, and a good collection of links to related sites.

Bop Entertainment home page
This company home page highlights software which links the television to the Internet. There are links to their products and services, company information, technology information, and a download link for their demo viewer.

Internet Tutorial for WebTV Users
Informational guide that helps you learn how to use WebTV and the Internet. Offers tips on accessing and organizing searches, direct URL entry and personalized lists of favorite sites.

Philips WebTV
Describes what WebTV is and contains information about Philips WebTV products and services.

Review of WebTV's set-top box
This Webmonkey Geek Talk column, from November 4, 1996, contains a review of the new TV set-top box for Internet access from WebTV.

Sony and WebTV
Provides information Sony's Internet Terminal product.

WebTV open discussion
Contains online technical discussions about WebTV.

Yahoo!'s WebTV page
Yahoo!'s directory of WebTV.

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