Feeds

Philips brings pr0n web access into the living room

It's the internet, Jim, but not as we know it

Application security programs and practises

Why browse the internet from a tiny mobile phone screen or restrict yourself to a desktop’s display, when you can speed along the information superhighway on your enormo flatscreen? That seems to be Philips’ mantra anyway, following its launch of Net TV.

Philips_NetTV

Net TV: available on Philips' high-end TVs

The name says it all really, because Net TV is simply Philips’ rollout of Internet access for its high-end TVs, such as the 8000 and 9000 series and the recently previewed Cinema 21:9 ratio set.

Panasonic announced a similar service, VieraCast, back in September 2008.

Although the service’s description doesn’t appear to promise a laptop quality browsing experience, Net TV will at least let you view the likes of YouTube and eBay on your telly.

Philips has opted for a predetermined selection of sites so that it can ensure optimal display quality. For example, the layout could be slightly different to how it would look on a PC.

On-screen text will also be larger to compensate for the fact that, hopefully, you won’t be sat just inches away from the screen.

According to several online reports, Net TV will let you look at other sites too – but Philips makes no guarantees about display quality.

Philips’ Net TV service will go online in April. ®

The Power of One Infographic

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable
Learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.