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Mitsubishi to Market TV With Internet Capability

August 28, 1996

NORCROSS, Ga. (AP) _ Mitsubishi Consumer Electronics America Inc. next summer will sell a large-screen television with the ability to connect to the Internet.

The Mitsubishi division said Wednesday its DiamondWeb TV would be operated by a single remote.

``DiamondWeb TV will present the Internet as just another channel to the user _ switching to the Web will be as easy as changing channels,″ said Jack Osborn, president of MCEA. ``We expect that within a few years, large-screen sets without this capacity will disappear altogether.″

Mitsubishi did not say how much the 40-inch-screen televisions would cost. The company said more details would be released later.

MCEA will incorporate Motorola’s MPC801 Power PC microprocessor and Microware Systems Corp.’s OS-9-based DAVID system into its DiamondWeb televisions.

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