Neuros OSD gets a free/open web-browser for your TV

Hackers continue to add improvements to the Neuros OSD open set-top box -- now you can download a Web browser for it. Neuros leads the pack in providing a wide-open platform for your TV set, encouraging users to invent their own software and features for the device.

If you're like me, your first reaction to hearing that the web is available on your TV is "why?" The answer is quite a bit different than you might think. The answer is not that you want you want your TV to go out to the web to browse content, which is by and large not the most inspiring concept. The answer is that you want web content brought to your TV. In other words, the Web and all the interactive web 2.0 tools are tools that are well suited to bring rich content to your TV.
The Web on Your TV: Why it Makes Sense

See also: Neuros OSD: a set-top box that treats you like an owner

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  1. It’s the set-top-box for the digital convergence!

    Now, if only somebody would make a pen that scans barcodes in magazines and brings me right to the advertisers web-site, that would really be something!

    Seriously, thought, I’m thinking more and more about getting a Neuros.

  2. ever since I first read about the neuros osd here on boingboing, it’s been on my list to buy. I *was* supposed to purchase one last summer (not this past summer) along with a mac mini and some storage for a lot of media, but car troubles and a lack of job put me out of money

    now, as a broke college student, I still can’t afford one.

  3. “The answer is not that you want you want your TV to go out to the web to browse content…The answer is that you want web content brought to your TV”

    Either way, you get web content on TV. Wee. Just ditch the TV and use your computer.

    #1: The computer has already achieved digital convergence.

  4. “ever since I first read about the neuros osd here on boingboing, it’s been on my list to buy”

    Don’t bother. Its video playback quality is underwhelming. I did find it very nice, for recording, however.

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