Sylvania TVs Get Interactive

Continuing the trend toward building Internet and interactive capabilities into televisions, Ch.1 said Wednesday its Internet appliance module will be built into Sylvania’s forthcoming forthcoming digital high-definition televisions.

As with previous announcements from television vendors such as Zenith, the Sylvania televisions will be able to connect to the Internet with use of a PC or separate set-top box. Sylvania is expected to release the televisions in May of this year.

The first Sylvania television with the capabilities will be a 27-inch model. In addition, Ch. 1 will sell buyers of the TV Internet access and interactive content under a variety of plans starting at $8.95 a month. The Ch. 1 system includes a built-in 56Kbps modem.

Ch.1 said it would customize its web browser and client software for the Sylvania products.

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