Brad Hill WebTV For Dummies

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WebTV For Dummies

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Revised to cover the latest upgrades to the system and service, WebTV For Dummies, 3d Edition is a great manual for new and experienced WebTV users alike. In classic . . . For Dummies style, this book explains the user interface and interactive TV. Plus, the book also all the new features WebTV has to offer, such as WebPIP, Web Home, and TV Crossover Links, DVR boxes (digital video recorder) and much more. Author Brad Hill also shares his expertise with new Internet users so they can master the art of Web browsing with their WebTV system.

  • Easy-to-understand explanations on setting up and using WebTV will have users surfing the Net and enjoying WebTV's great features in no time at all. WebTV spokesperson and author Brad Hill explains the set-up process thoroughly but without intimidating technical jargon and shows you how to find the best sites for family activities and kid-safe browsing.
  • Describes all the latest technology available with WebTV, including WebPIP (picture-in-picture), VCR Record, TV Crossover Links, Web Home, Smart Card slot, the infrared keyboard, and video and audio e-mail attachments.
  • WebTV isn't just internet anymore - its interactive television! Discover how to interact with news programs, game shows and many more to come!

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The very fact that WebTV for Dummies, 3rd Edition exists might be a negative comment on the supposedly simple, television-based means of accessing the Internet. No matter: this book accomplishes several goals, chief among which is to explain how to use the WebTV interface, clueing you in on how to send and receive e-mail, surf the Web, and participate in interactive TV shows. Although it's weird to read a technical book about how to aim a handheld remote control, the coverage is complete and accurate. You also learn how to find and use the WebTV Communities, and how to organize them for easy repeat access. Plus, there's a tutorial on basic online safety, etiquette, and information-finding techniques.

On the negative side of the ledger, WebTV suffers from a dearth of illustrations. Of the ones that appear in these pages, many aren't too useful. (Who benefits by seeing a picture of Yahoo!, for example?) However, as do most of the latest Dummies books, this one distinguishes itself by the high quality of its procedures. Instead of intermingling descriptions of steps to take with statements of the effects you should see as a result of your steps, these books keep cause and effect separate. Readers almost always can tell what they should do next, and they always know how to tell if they're on the right track. That's the kind of reinforcement that users of WebTV need. --David Wall

Topics covered: WebTV for those who are unfamiliar with the Internet and the Web, with emphasis on using WebTV to participate in social groups, locate information via Internet search engines, and communicate by using e-mail.

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Send instant messages, enjoy interactive TV, and more!

Expanded 20-page directory of great Internet sites!

Your guide to all the great features of WebTV and WebTV Plus Get e-mail and the Internet today — even if you don't have a computer! All you need is a WebTV set-top box, a phone line, a television, and this friendly guide, which explains everything about WebTV Classic and Plus, sending and receiving e-mail pictures, creating your own Web site, and more!

Discover how to: Set up your system Shop online Find show times easily Chat with MSN Instant Messenger Create your own Web page Listen to Internet radio stations

The Dummies Way™ Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Tear-out cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humor and fun

Get smart! www.dummies.com Register to win cool prizes Browse exclusive articles and excerpts Get a free Dummies Daily™ e-mail newsletter Chat with authors and preview other books Talk to us, ask questions, get answers

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