Set top box lets you surf the Internet on TV
Rotterdam based company Metrological hopes to introduce a set-top box in November which will enable users to browse the Internet on their television sets.
Yes, that sounds very 1980s, but apparently the device also works as a regular TV tuner. At a price of around 400 euro, the Mediaconnect TV is somewhat expensive for a peppy tuner, the inventors admit, but they hope to sell the device to cable companies who can package it with subscriptions.
Inventors Jeroen Ghijsen and Albert Dahan have a background in designing telemetry systems for airports, and their new device is indeed based on software they wrote for controlling video cameras and lights on landing strips.
(Link: a fawning Parool. Photo: Metrological.)