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7 Connected HDTVs
We round up 7 HDTVs that feature extensive internet connectivity.

Oregan Networks recently released a study that found 71 percent of respondents prefer their next HDTV to feature a built-in media browser.

The ability to access Video on Demand services without a PC is the most valuable feature of a TV media browser, according to the study. Online services such as YouTube and Hulu, as well as Netflix and CinemaNow add the most value to a TV set, said the survey respondents.

Many of the following HDTVs were rolled out and/or displayed at CES 2009 in Las Vegas.

LG Broadband TVs

Samsung has added the Yahoo! Widget Engine to select flat panels that will be available in the spring of 2009.

The Internet-based service offers access to a widget feature called [email protected] It offers a variety of widgets including: Flickr, Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Weather, USA Today, YouTube, and eBay.

Vizio Connected TV Platform

Vizio announced a new Connected HDTV platform at CES 2009 that is being developed with Yahoo! and Intel's TV Widgets program.


Sony's new XBR9 HDTVs also feature widgets from Yahoo!. Sony describes the widgets as Internet applications ... that deliver real-time information such as weather, stocks, financial news, Yahoo! Video, Flickr, and more.

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