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How Internet TV Works

Internet TV is relatively new -- there are lots of different ways to get it, and quality, content and cost can vary greatly. Internet TV streams television signals over the Internet to a person's computer screen or TV set.

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  • All About Television

    All About Television

    The modern world and TV are deeply intertwined. Read on for a collection of HowStuffWorks articles covering nearly everything you might ever want to know about TV. See more »

  • Are thin-screen TVs more fragile than rear-projection or CRT TVs?

    Are thin-screen TVs more fragile than rear-projection or CRT TVs?

    Flat-panel TVs are thinner than the behemoths that used to sit in our living rooms. But glass is glass -- is there really any difference in how fragile these new TVs are? See more »

  • Do I really need a digital converter box for my TV?

    Do I really need a digital converter box for my TV?

    On Feb. 17, 2009, TV sets in the United States will need a converter to watch local stations. Is your television ready for the switch? See more »

  • How 3-D TV Works

    How 3-D TV Works

    When you think of watching a movie in 3-D, you may think of those goofy glasses with multicolor lenses. But that's the old way to do 3-D. Now, you might not need glasses at all. See more »

  • How Amazon Fire TV Works

    How Amazon Fire TV Works

    Set-top boxes are a good bridge between the Internet and your TV and the newest player in the game is Amazon Fire TV. So, is this device good for you, or just good for Amazon? See more »

  • How Apple TV Works

    How Apple TV Works

    Apple TV has been around since 2006, but it's fallen out of favor with Apple fans as the company turned its attention toward music lovers. Now, Apple TVs are flying off the shelves as users discover their compatibility with HDTV. See more »

  • How Cable Television Works

    How Cable Television Works

    Millions of people receive their television signal through a cable TV connection. Most of them don't actually know what "cable TV" is, what it does or how it got its name. Find out! See more »

  • How does the electron gun inside a TV work, and why is it called an "electron gun"?

    How does the electron gun inside a TV work, and why is it called an "electron gun"?

    They sound a little bit like something out of "Star Wars," but they're actually the devices that are at the heart of most TVs and computer monitors. See more »

  • How EyeVision Works

    How EyeVision Works

    EyeVision promises to revolutionize the way we think of instant replays. If you watched Super Bowl XXXV, you saw EyeVision in action. Learn how the camera view "flies" around the field to show you every angle. See more »

  • How Facebook TV Will Work

    How Facebook TV Will Work

    With hundreds of millions of subscribers, Facebook commands an enormous audience. The company could prove to be a fantastic venue for online video. Could Facebook be the next big TV channel? See more »

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