London: Imagine a television set that allows you to search video clips from YouTube or BBC iPlayer — now you can bring this cutting-edge TV home this Christmas.
The advanced LCD set manufactured by British manufacturer Cello called the iViewer, which is to be sold through Marks & Spencer, links into the home’s wireless Internet service through a dongle, the sort of device used to connect laptops to the web.
It also doubles as a digital photo-frame, allowing instant access to any pictures stored on the home computer when connected by wireless link.
There is also a USB port, which means video and images saved to a USB memory stick can also be viewed, Daily Mail reported.
The TV is priced at £399 for the 26-inch option and £499 for the higher-specification 32-inch version, which offers full high definition images.
The TV is the first set to have its own web link and software that is built-in to the technology.
Currently, cable TV customers with Virgin can access the BBC iPlayer direct on their sets, however this service comes as part of a monthly package.
It is also possible to stream the iPlayer to existing TV sets via games consoles such as the Nintendo Wii.
North England-based Cello Electronics has been identified as one of the fastest growing UK technology companies.