Philips Magnavox has designed televisions offering a number
of different features and options that provide users optimal viewing experience
and facilitate ease of use.
One such feature found in certain models is known as Smart
The Smart Surf feature allows the user to store previously
viewed channels as a series of select favorites, and to surf between those
channels by repeatedly pressing the "Surf" button on the television's
The user can also delete the channels stored in this group
and add different ones at a later time.
Stored Channels, TVs
The maximum number of channels that can be saved in the
Smart Surf feature varies by model. Some (including the 13MT143S and 20MS233S)
allow five, some (TS2554C) allow eight, and some (MX2797B) up to 10.
This feature is found mainly on older CRT TVs, as the the
channel search and selection options in LCD TVs and/or their connected digital
cable/satellite set-top receiver boxes have made it unnecessary.
Select a channel, either by using the "CH+" or
"CH-" buttons or entering the channel's number. Press
"Surf" while the channel number is displayed and press the right
arrow button to add that channel. Press "Surf" repeatedly to scan
through the saved channels.
To remove a channel, press "Surf" and the right
arrow key again while the channel number is displayed.
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Surf the Web on Your TV
As the technology that brings us the Internet merges more
and more with the technology that brings us traditional television content, we
will find ourselves watching TV shows on the computer and watching Internet
content on our TV sets.
There are several ways to get Internet on your TV, though
most may not be as satisfying as actually using your computer to surf the Web.
Connect TV to Laptop as Second Monitor
Connect your TV and your laptop computer using an S-video
Connect the audio using a component audio cable with red
and white connectors.
If your laptop doesn't have component audio, use an adapter
that transfers the signal from both cables into one connector, which will plug
into the headphone jack on your laptop.
Choose the input mode on the TV that corresponds to the type
of connection you are using. Press the monitor button on your laptop.
This is probably a combination of the shift key and one of
the function keys.
Tweak the monitor connections under "Display
Settings" if necessary.
Choose a low resolution for the TV, which should show up as
a second monitor. Select "Advanced Options" in the Display Settings
box and choose "generic TV" as the monitor type.
You should now have the option to see items on your TV.
The TV will either have the same icons on both the laptop
screen and the TV, or you can choose "extend the desktop onto this
monitor" in Display Settings, and then drag items to the TV from the
You will be able to see the Internet and control things
using the controls on the laptop.
TV with Internet Capability
Connect your TV to the Internet according to the TV
TVs with this type of port include Panasonic VIERA, Sharp LC
series and Panasonic TC-PS1 series.
Navigate the menu using the TV remote and following any
instructions in the TV manual relating to using the Internet.
Select the desired content and watch it.
Be aware that this type of TV may only show Internet content
provided by websites and companies that have partnered with the TV manufacturer
Internet-enabled Game Console
Connect the game console to the TV and ensure there is a
wireless Internet connection available. Alternatively, connect an Ethernet
cable directly to the game console.
Using the game controller, choose the Internet channel. You
can surf using a menu or enter a website URL with a virtual keyboard, or you
can attach a USB keyboard to the game console.
Results may vary and this will not be as satisfying as
surfing the Internet using a computer, but some websites will work well and all
should be accessible.
Connect a set-top box, such as a Roku, Sony Bravia, or
NetGear ITV2000 to your TV.
Make sure a high-speed Internet connection is available.
This may be accessed wirelessly or through an Ethernet cable
connected to the set-top box.
Select from the menu to choose content. Be aware that this
option, like the Internet TV option, may limit you to content from providers
that partner with the box manufacturers, and that you may not be able to use
the entire Internet.