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12-19-2004, 05:32 PM
My grandmother has a email electronic device where she can send and receive text emails. We wanted to get her something so she can go on the internet and check email and use attachements. I thought a whole computer was overboard, and I know they make devices that hook up to the TV. Can anyone make any suggestions?
Like this for example:
12-19-2004, 05:39 PM
Are you referring to WebTV?
I don't know much about it other than MSN, I believe, offers the service.
Naturally, there are fees involved.
Goolge WebTV and see what happens.
Or look here (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/index%3Dblended%26field-keywords%3Dwebtv%26results-process%3Ddefault%26dispatch%3Dsearch/ref=nosim/gotapex)
12-20-2004, 01:14 AM
I used to have WebTV before I built my computer a couple years ago. You get internet and email access but you cannot download anything. It will also download the TV schedule for you. I think they call it Internet TV or something like that now. The internet is via phone connection- mine was 56k and I did not have call waiting or anything like that so if I was online, nobody could use the phone. Pages are viewed on your TV- if you are using a small or not very good tv some things can be hard to read. You can hook up a scanner (HP made one specifically for it- about $100 I think) and you can also connect a printer. With mine there was also a remote control you could use besides a keyboard (for some systems the keyboard was an optional item). I usually used the remote unless I needed to type something- it was easier especially for surfing. The hardware has probably changed since then. I don't remember what was called or even know if they still make it, but Earthlink used to have an e-mail device that used the phone line. I think that only worked for a few lines of text so no internet or pictures.
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