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Sharp Adds Yahoo! to Net HDTVs
The service will first be available in Japan.
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Washington, D.C. (May 21, 2008) -- Sharp is adding a Yahoo! web portal page to its Internet-enabled High--Definition TVs in Japan, according to a report from IDG News Service.

The news service writes that Yahoo Japan is a launching a web page that's formatted for display at 1,920 pixels by 1,080 pixels, the resolution of 1080p widescreen HDTVs. The service will be available through Sharp's new Net-enabled TVs.

The companies, which displayed the new Net service this week in Japan, did not say when it would be available in the United States, However, the introduction of the Sharp Net-enabled set in the U.S.  should be soon.

Panasonic yesterday said it would begin selling four different models of a Net HDTV next month and Sony has already introduced a high-def set that can display certain Internet content.
TV makers are looking to add features such as Internet material to TVs to warrant higher prices.

IDG reports that the Yahoo! page on the Sharp set offers a different look and content than the company's web page. The TV portal has been re-designed so it's easier to use with a TV remote control.

The Sharp/Yahoo! HDTV will be available in Japan on May 29.
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