Web-based Television (Web-based Digital Television) - The Internet itself is a type of delivery mechanism for cross-platform content, including television programming. Web TV, unlike Web-based Television, is a computerized system that enables viewing of TV programming while utilizing various different devices, including PCs, mobile devices and Internet-connected TVs. (Internet TV technically is more the act of watching video programming via the Internet, but the term is used interchangeably anyway.) Web-based Television would be more specifically the accessing of programming content over the Internet while utilizing a television. See Internet-connected TVs.

Web TV incorporates Internet access, a Web browser, wired or wireless networking, a keyboard/keypad or mini-keyboard, and a wireless control device such as a wireless mouse. While Web TV browsers might not offer as much functionality as a PC-based browser, it can be a low-cost alternative to a traditional Internet-connected computerized device. Unlike the digital input that computer monitors receive, most non-HDTV TVs receive their input in the form of analog waves, (SDTV versus digital TV.) Thus Web TVs that aren't able to use a compatible display unit (such as a digital TV has) will display fewer pixels per square inch than a computer monitor.

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