Does *anybody* know for sure if this entity is still doing business? I
realize that it became MSN TV but I've done a search and the only live links
are to references from 2007. I just want a firm yes or no so that I know if
I can sell my FIL's unit. It's 4 yrs old, having bought it just before he
passed on. This is the second unit that he had.
I use webtv. I also have a Dell desktop with windows vista. I hate it!
The webtv gets me on line in a little over one minute. The computer
takes 15 minutes to do the same thing and it is very fussy (I am on
dial-up). MSN states that webtv will operate as long as there are
people using it.
I have a computer on RoadRunner, but still have the WebTV for the
newsgroups and EMail. The NG's are easier to use than with a computer,
and there are several that are only for WebTV AFAIK. I don't know how
much longer I will keep the WebTV though. I need to call them and see
about adjusting the monthly charge. I had an old computer on the same
MSN plan as the WebTV, which was nearly worthless. Larry BTW, I
have had WebTV for about 10-11 years, and have several extra units that
I picked up for spares here and there over the years. I doubt you could
get more than $10-15 for one.
On Wed, 17 Mar 2010 19:10:36 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bullshit. A high school friend of my late brother, Steve Perlman
created WebTV and he certainly didn't sell or work for zenith. He
created it; sold the company to Microsoft. Maybe the zenith name was on some
units and they were marketing it.
On Wed, 17 Mar 2010 19:52:49 -0500, email@example.com
Can't expect you to get off your lazy ass. I provided enough for you to
check, but you're either too stupid, too lazy, or too much of an asshole
If you want a cite that he was friends of my brother or that my brother
died last month then you can go fuck yourself.
Seems to be a little more involved. From
http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/bl_web_tv.htm I found
"WebTV was invented (I'd rather say that the technology was developed) in
1996 by Diba Inc and Zenith Electronics, who produced and marketed the first
WebTV sets. "
The Wikipedia site says about Perlman
"In 1995, Perlman created, co-founded, and was the President & CEO of WebTV
Networks, Inc. WebTV was introduced in 1996, and was one the earliest
products to connect the Internet to a television. Less than 2 years after it
was founded, WebTV was acquired by Microsoft Corporation for US$503
While he was the creator and founder of WebTV Networks, it is unclear if he
took the technology from the Dilba/Zenith partnership to the level of use
and viability or he actually started the base technology.
I can attest that they are still going strong. My 95-year-old mother uses
the service, as frustrating as it seems to a normal PC user. Guess there's
something to be said for an appliance that never needs user attention.
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