#1 Display Screen
For those of you who are not familiar with computer monitors, they cost approximately twice as much as a television the same size. The reason for this is the resolution of a computer screen is much more defined than a television screen. The picture quality is much crisper than any TV. If you were to buy the necessary cables to convert computer images to a TV set your eyes would be strained due to the poor quality of the images. The WebTV enhances the video signals on your TV to display Internet images at a high resolution that is comparable to a computer monitor.
The WebTV has Worldscan TM (World Wide Compatibility) Technology which formats web content to appear optimally in all formats (NTSC, PAL, SECAM). TV LensTM (Excellent Picture Quality & Image Enhancement) Patent pending technology eliminates interlace flicker without blurring, while perceptually enhancing image detail. Produces DI-class 4:2:2 video output (digital studio quality); S-video, composite output, RF output with optional adapter; compatible with virtually all television makes and models. Worldscan TM (World Wide Compatibility) Technology which formats web content to appear optimally in all formats (NTSC, PAL, SECAM).
98% of all households in America own a TV set and let's not forget those who own more than one set. WebTV works with most existing televisions under 20 years old. The WebTV even increases the text size on the Internet so that you can view text in a larger size. Computer monitors need to be viewed witin a foot and a half away from the screen. You can view the Internet on your TV as far away as 32 feet.
BOTTOM LINE: You get to access the Internet on a bigger screen WITHOUT paying for an additional computer monitor(not to mention that $2000 computer along with it).