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Smart Living With Smart TV Internet Web Browsing Technology .

Author : Burt Mackins

The internet has become a part of everyday life , we purchase goods online, read news update , watch TV online, and correspond via email or instant messaging. But, until recently, this technology was limited to the computer screen but bringing the content to the living-room screen was an obvious next step and thereby start the battle for living room dominance by tech companies for Smart Television Web-viewing

The first product to ultilize the new technology will be the Media Download device , or they call the digital multimedia player where user will be able store their media files and linked to their television to play Movies directly in their living room. Such players include Divico Tvix player, Ac Ryan Play-on, WD TV Live , Seagate, Xstreamer and the most recent Asus O Play Air HDP-R3 model

Most of the new Media  Player  will  come with USB 2.0 interface that features a high speed data transfer rate of up to 480Mbit/sec and higher . Equipped with video and audio output ports,  the unit  will serves as a powerful media player bringing you a portable movie theatre in your hands. Remote control-media Press button unit  assists playing movies, music, and pictures. User-friendly remote buttons and a step-by-step menu direct you to your multimedia preference.

The common feature available on such media player are as  follows

Universal  fitting for 3.5″ SATA I / II HDD device

Play music, high resolution photo, and HD video on TV

Support one time, real-time and schedule recording

Stream and transfer files through Ethernet and USB 2.0 Host port

Support one time, real-time and schedule recording

Support various multimedia formats ,eg AVI (Xvid, AVC, MPEG1/2/4), MPG/MPEG, VOB, MKV (h.264, x.264, AVC, MPEG1/2/4, VC-1), TS/TP/M2T (MPEG1/2/4, AVC, VC-1), MP4/MOV (MPEG4, h.264), M2TS, WMV9.etc ..

Work with a High Definition Multimedia Interface Connector (HDMI)

Serve as an external USB HDD of PC (Through USB 2.0 Device port)

Upscale video quality to NTSC/PAL progressive scan, 720p, or 1080i

Support both NTSC and PAL video in and video out

Direct connection to TV & HI-FI speakers & Fiber Optical Output & Co-axial Output

Support Multi Language Subtitle: SRT. SMI, SUB, SSA

Support Wireless USB Dongle

The most recent buzz was when Android OS came into the picture ,some tech companies integrated the Android OS into their system ,and merge both technologies together where their system can allow their Digital media player to do direct Web browsing

Meanwhile Big Brother , both Apple and Google has developed their Smart TV Web browsing system , and therefore introduced the Internet TV set up box system just in 2009 . From there consumer is provided the option of an another device which allow HMDI TV to be used for smart web browsing .

Apple TV ,Boxee , Google TV set up boxes which connect the television thru its HDMI connection and translate the television and web into a seamless experience giving you access to online content and videos from the comfort of your living room. They are designed to stream videos on demand over the Internet to your TV, from a variety of services like Netflix, Amazon etc

The system include easy access to the internet with easy browsing through the search engine and when you find a show you want to watch or subscribe to, you can quickly add it to your home screen which makes it just like a traditional TV channel. Some of this setup boxes has Android Operating system eg . Google TV which allows user to totally allow most of PC desktop features to be realised thru the Television also therefore special apps from Apps market can allow TV set to play games , Chat , read books, social networking etc .Such device include the Logitech Revue , and the lower cost device , Android Internet TV box .. ......some of the prominent players are as follows

Apple TV was one of the earliest and works very well with iTunes and makes it easy to purchase on-demand content, such as Music files , TV shows, movies and songs . While it supports a few other providers, it is as per normal still directing users to Apple’s own content


Boxee is sleek ,it has has one of the sleekest remotes with its full keypad. Furthermore, you do not have to buy the Boxee Box to use it. Boxee is free to download and use on any modern PC, laptop, or tablet. It also plays almost any audio, video, or picture format and supports direct connections through USB, SD card, CD, or DVD, and also supports streaming over a home network.

Google TV

Google means Chrome , google earth ,Android It has a wide range of Apps, including Netflix and Amazon Video and is designed to integrate searching into the viewing process, so you can search for videos, and it will give you a list of playable content. It integrates with your actual live television and also can record shows from your DVR. With Android apps market ,it is full Multitask .With android Operating system ,3 rd party software developer is able to launch new setup box with builtin android features to and works on similar function like the google TV at fraction of the cost …such as android internet TV box.

Since the launch of Google TV , the Internet TV technology ( Smart TV ) is foreseen a technology which major TV manufacturers will need to grasp hold on in order to stay at the forefront .The technology behind Smart TV is constantly evolving and top manufacturers are therefore investing heavily on it as it is surely the future where the television is heading for

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