Using the Internet for Television
The future of television promises many changes. The cable companies were the first to offer more options than the dozen or more channels offered by local TV stations. They usually provided around 30 to 60 channels with premium services in some areas providing hundreds of channels.
The internet promises to provide literally thousands of choices of "on demand" movies, music and more. A new, specially equipped personal computer can be set up to access the internet with a broadband connection and use your new flat screen HDTV set as the monitor. You will then be able to watch streaming movies over the internet just as if it was on-demand cable.
High Definition movie presentation requires a fairly fast computer and video card preferably with component video capability (for full system integration) and HDMI connectivity.