Thursday, September 29, 2011

Philips MAT976A1 WebTV Plus/MSN TV Receiver

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MAT972 is similar to the MAT976

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You gotta get one!! . There are various reasons why I love my webtv. First of much easier than a computer and does basically all the same things. You can email, send and receive photos and voice mail recordings, print,surf the net, build web pages. You also do not EVER have to worry about viruses or upgrading. Webtv upgrades automatically when they have something new. Our latest is instant messaging which is great!!
Philips MAT976A1 WebTV Plus/MSN TV Receiver Reviews
Send photos and voice recordings to your famil and friends . I have both the phillips and the sony models. My girlfriend and I send photos and recordings all over the world. We like the sony a little more because it is faster. But we reccommend both. You are going to spend a little more for the sony because of the larger memory and speed. I tried to email and download photos on a computer and it takes 4 times as long just to figure out how to do it. With webtv I'm allready done.
Philips MAT976A1 WebTV Plus/MSN TV Receiver Opinions
Good! I Just Wish That Lightening Hadn't Zapped Mine! . I had The Philips Magnavox Web TV Plus Internet receiver, I got it as a Christmas gift in 1999 or 2000 and I loved it. Before that I had an old computer that was on it's last legs so when a friend who has Web TV told me about it and that it was cheaper then buying a new computer I made plans on buying one for myself so I was very happy when I got one as a Christmas gift. I loved so many things about The Web TV Plus, one thing was putting the html sigs in my email but I think what I really loved the most was being able to watch TV while I was online and I even had it set up where I could watch a DVD or video while I was reading or composing email or reading or writing reviews on Amazon, etc, and even though I'm not a person who watches TV all day long I really loved getting my weeks worth of TV Listings and setting reminders of movies and TV shows I wanted to see so I could set my VCR timer and tape them or watch them while online but Unfortunately my Web TV Plus receiver broke after a thunder and lightening storm struck the phone lines and zapped the modem and for some theyare not making plus receivers anymore so I had to get a classic Unit.
Great deal for the money . This unit replaced my Dad's old one which was hit by lightning. We searched Amazon for a new unit and found this one. The price was within my Dad's budget. Delivery was quick. The unit arrived one day before the earliest date displayed for delivery. It came with all the items listed in the description. Set up was easy. This is a very nice unit.
WebTV Hardware . Dealing with this vendor was great. We had a small problem, but the vendor had his phone number included in the product description, so it was resolved quickly and to our satisfaction. He also provided email documentation on the progress of the shipment which provided assurance that the product was on the way.
Great Purchasing Experience . Pruchased webtv unit as a back-up. Buying thru Don (webtv guy) and Marti is a good purchasing expeience. Prompt delivery and good feed back. Genuine concern that I was satisfied with my purchase. Will surely make future purchase thru this seller.
I need my WebTV . My WebTV died after 15 years, and I needed a replacement. Don provided a new unused unit for what they cost when they were available new. It worked perfectly, included everything, and I am back in business. I use WebTV a lot as it is better for some things like e-mail. No viruses. It is slow but I'm not in a hurry. I also have a PC but I'm lost without my WebTV.
Like-New purchase adventure . 1st - Like-New <ha> refurbished model with a soft modem didn't work on my phone line. Spent 2 hours with webtv tech trying different codes w/o any luck. He suggested a different house. Tried b-n-law's house. On phone with webtv tech 3 hours trying lots of different codes. Finally removed former owner's (seller) phone info and log on data installed on unit. Webtv tech removed it from his location and added mine. Another 30 minutes of different codes and it started working.

It works, it works!!! At least the main unit. Have to aim wireless keyboard level with unit. Web eye uncooperative! Even my old web eye doesn't work with this unit.

Classic webtv users are in for it. MSNTV doesn't have any manufacturers building new WEBTV units. Users have to rely on used equipment which may or may not be up to standard. Buyer beware!
Our WebTV receiver . This is our third receiver in ten years and is by far the best. The keyboard and receiver work so much better than our last one.
My first computer was a Webtv as a Birthday Gift I Loved It! . The original Webtv by Phillip's was a Birthday gift from my cousin Denise, in 2003. I went to visit her over the Christmas holidays, in the, lower Sierra's, and at that time it was her Birthday too. She absolutely adores her Webtv, though she got a computer as a Christmas gift from her brother & his family, the following year. She so adores her Webtv! She won't give it up for anything in world, just about! She rarely even bothers to use her nice 10.1 OS computer at all! Well, only if absolutely nescessary anyway.
I think the main reason why, is that she can kick back on her living room sofa, with her Webtv keyboard in hand, turn on her Brand New Plasma Big Screen TV and do emails and play games, like scrabble! Your monitor for a Webtv is your television set, so her's is huge! She say's she can't stand to sit at a desk in front of a monitor, she did for work once and hated it. And yes, her sofa is more comfy, with big bay windows and a beautiful view of her green, green grass of home and the Ocean of Sugar Pinetrees!
I learned how to use the Webtv when I was visiting with her, so she decided to get me one for my birthday. She tutored me all the way thru, which I am also thoroughly grateful to her for. She said I was such a fast learner that it amazed her! Yea, I guess I am gifted that way.
The following year I progressed to a Macintosh computer, yet another gift, from my dad. I then had to decide whether or not I wanted to stick with the dial-up MSN service, or go all of the way and get high speed DSL, so I went with DSL. But I had to give up using the Webtv, unfortunately!
The Webtv sat in my closest for nearly 3 years, I had upgraded first to a Macintosh 9.2 OS, then a few months later to a brand new Macintosh, the G5 OS X 10.9.
A friend's son needed a computer, who didn't have the opportunity to buy one, so I gave him my Webtv since I wasn't using it anymore, for a Christmas gift. As they say, "What Goes Around Comes Around"! So I yes, did "Do Onto Others, As You Wish for Them to Do Onto You", I thought!. Unfortunately just this year, Christmas 2006, my cousin Denise asked me if I still had it, and could she have it back? Well, no I wrote and said to her, I gave it away to a friend's kid in need! She made me feel sooo guilty about this, that I couldn't sleep all night long hardly! Thats why I am writing this reveiw too, she still has hers of course, she wanted mine back for a back-up, she said. I am truly grateful to my cousin for giving me the Webtv gift to begin with, and yes I adored it too, but we all must progress at some point if we are able to and I was.
The Webtv was very limited as to certain websites that you're able to go to, the browser is very small and limited. I could not go to even my own website and many others. My bank discontinued the use of the Webtv too, probably for security reasons.
The Webtv is a great, wonderful machine though, especially if you just want to kick back on your sofa, bed, anywhere, type/write emails, design signature pages, go to certain websites, have 6 different email accounts, and watch TV at the same time. I did like it alot! If it weren't for the dial-up I would have kept it, and used the computer for other things, and websites.
I HIGHLY RECCOMEND THE WEBTV, ESPECIALLY FOR BEGINNERS IN THIS GREAT VAST WORLD OF TECHNOLOGY! MSN does offer a deal for both a computer & Webtv, but then again it is dial-up, meaning...Very Slow!
P.S. I Hope my cousin has forgiven me, for giving it away, to yet another person willing to learn and as appreciative as I was and still am, Cuzzy Denise! I LOVE YOU! XXXCQQL

Feature Philips MAT976A1 WebTV Plus/MSN TV Receiver

  • One button Internet access, no PC required: surf the Web with the included remote control--all you need is a TV and a phone line
  • Built-in TV tuner lets you watch TV and simultaneously link to related Web sites
  • Up to six individual e-mail boxes, parental controls, and a message-waiting light that alerts you to new mail
  • High-performance hardware, 56K modem, and full-motion Internet video
  • Philips WebEye infrared remote receiver lets you place the main unit out of sight

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Product Details

MPN : MAT976A1
Brand : Philips
Color : Dark gray
Binding : Electronics
Manufacturer : Philips
Model : MAT976A1
Publisher : Philips
Studio : Philips

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