Sony TV Would Grab Streams From the Net

Sony is developing a plasma screen television set that’s intended to tune in streaming video from home networks and the Internet as easily as regular TV programs. The TV is expected to include a Web browser but is not envisioned as a run at Web TV. The device will be manipulated by a remote control rather than a keyboard and will use the Internet primarily as an alternative way to deliver video to the TV screen. Sony has formed partnerships with several streaming-media companies, including chipmaker Equator, On2 Technologies, RealNetworks and Secure Media, to help deliver that video.

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