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ZDNet: NEO Internet appliance to sell for $99

Apr 04, 2000, 23:23 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John G. Spooner)

"NEO, owned by Dallas-based Internet Service provider Eisa.com, announced on Monday its iDVD Internet appliance. The set-top box combines Internet access and e-mail with a digital video disk player."

"Campbell Angus, NEO's president and CEO, said he believes another key to encouraging more people to connect to the Internet is making it as simple as watching TV. The iDVD was developed to allow a low-tech consumer to use a television to access the Web and e-mail."

"The Web browser and operating system, based on Linux, were developed by PlanetWeb of Sega Dreamcast fame, Angus said. The iDVD's processor is basically a modified MPEG2 decoder."

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