OpenTV (TV Set-top Box)

An interactive TV set-top box environment.

At present this system does not support HTML or JavaScript. However, there is a growing trend among TV set-topbox manufacturers to provide integrated web browsing.

Because the developer environment for this system is based on the C language, it is theoretically possible to download a minimal HTML and JavaScript browser into the set-top box. There would be major considerations regarding bandwidth requirements for such an application but it could be done.

As the set-top boxes become more sophisticated, expect this kind of functionality to become commonplace. It becomes even more likely with the advent of large hard disk caches and more powerful CPUs driving the set-top box.

See also:Interpret, Platform, Script execution, TV Set-top boxes, Web browser