January 07, 2009 by Lisa Montgomery
Vizio has decided to jump into the growing Internet TV arena with a new HDTV that’s able to tap into a variety of services—without the need for a set-top box or a PC.
Available in the fall, the Connected TV Platform will let users access Internet content with one touch of a remote and navigate an onscreen menu without interrupting the show they’re viewing. The embedded TVs will feature 802.11n networking technology, enabling them to link to the Internet right out of the box.
The Connected TV Platform will incorporate the Yahoo! Widget Engine, along with video on-demand services by Amazon, Blockbuster and Netflix.
Also included will be support for Adobe Flash Lite, which will enable developers to deliver rich applications, content and video over the web to the TV.
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Lisa Montgomery has been writing about home technology for 15 years, with a focus on the impact of electronics on a modern lifestyle.
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