February 19, 2008
CE maker Samsung has introduced its first set-top box, the Internet-powered See’N’Search device designed to allow users to integrate web functionality into their TV viewing experience.
According to Samsung, the See’N’Search set-top trolls a virtual channel guide to catalogue what’s on and when. It then uses that information to suggest video or web sites to accompany what the user is watching, allowing them to connect to the web directly via their remote control. In addition, See’N’Search information can be transmitted to other WiFi-enabled devices.