browse internet through TV

Does the latest TVs come with internet connection, so websites like youtube can be browsed / seen on the TV.?
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Sujith_NairCommented:
An Internet-enabled  TV is a set that is factory designed to connect directly to the Web  and display content such as YouTube  videos, weather reports and streaming movies or television shows.

These sets differ from televisions that double as computer monitors  -- although many can do that as well -- because no computer or outside  equipment is required to display the Web-based content. It is important  to note, however, that viewable Internet content varies by manufacturer.

For instance, Panasonic’s Internet-enabled TVs can stream material  from YouTube and Amazon Video On Demand, plus material  from Picasa Web Albums, Bloomberg News and a  weather channel. Samsung’s Internet-enabled TVs can do some of the  same, plus display material from eBay  and Twitter.  LG's Internet-enabled sets have a variety of Web content available as  well, and they include access to Netflix's vast library of films and TV  shows.  

Different manufacturers also have different names for their  Internet-enabled products. With Panasonic it’s Viera Cast, with Samsung it's Internet@TV and with LG it’s NetCast. Because the offerings vary by  manufacturer, it behooves you to check exactly what’s available in terms  of online content before making a purchase. Only that way will you be  able to minimize the chance of buyer’s remorse.  

To use the Internet-enabled functions on any set, you must connect  the television to the Internet. In some cases, this can be done  wirelessly, but most televisions require a wired Ethernet connection.  There is no charge for basic Internet functionality, but some services,  like Netflix movie streaming and Amazon Video On Demand, have content  charges.

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wolfcamelCommented:
personally I just have a decent PC connected to the plasma - then we can play games, youtube, etc etc, and it is much easier to upgrade etc
anushahannaAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your detailed info,Sujith_Nair.

wolfcamel, it was helpful to see how you handle it.
Sujith_NairCommented:
hello.. Anusha connecting your TV to you PC is robust/versatile and will support almost all formats of media and infinite access to web with the trade off of cluttered wires or its a hassle even if you configure it wirelessly. Atleast its not smooth as it is with Internet enabled TVs. So choice is yours at the end. Go for the one which suits your requirement.

Regards,
Sujith
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