> New varieties of television include interactive TV, Internet TV, & Internet-ready TV. The HDTV screen is formatted much more closely than analog TV to the way we see. INTERACTIVE TV: Interactive TV (iTV) lets viewers interact with their television sets, so that, for instance, they can request information about a product or play along with a game show. We see interactive TV used with viewer voting with American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, and similar shows. In one form of interactive television, a technology called Clickable TV displays an icon on screen that indicates that the programming or advertisement they are watching is interactive, and viewers can then press OK/Select on their remote to receive email with more information. INTERNET TV: Internet TV is television distributed via the Internet. If you’re paying a monthly charge to a cable or satellite TV distribution service, you can often see the same network television shows—from ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox—for free on Hulu or uStream, online video services that offer a selection of hit shows, clips, movies, and more. This means that Internet TV can be distributed via broadband, Wi-Fi, cable, or satellite, and you can see programs on all kinds of mobile devices, from laptops to smartphones, to tablets, to videogame systems. INTERNET-READY TV: Internet-ready TV is the term applied to television sets with broadband connections that allow viewers not only to watch TV shows but also go online to get news, stream movies, view photos, and the like. Many models feature a built- in Ethernet port, so that you can plug an Ethernet cable into the back of the TV. If you don’t own an Internet-ready TV but want to send videos or photos from your PC screen onto your TV set’s screen, you can do so by buying a box called SlingCatcher.
- Summer '17
- ALBERT DOMINIC
- Nokia, internet TV, interactive tv