One in four HDTVs shipped in 2011 will be internet enabled

In 2011, about one in four (27%) of TVs shipped worldwide will be able to connect to a network, a figure that is expected to rise 54% to 155 million by 2015, according to a recent report by DisplaySearch.

One in four HDTVs sold in 2011 will be Internet enabled

About 60 million or 25% of all televisions sold worldwide in 2011 will come with some form or internet connectivity according to recent report from Display Search.

The reseach firm predicts the number of Internet enabled televisions sold will rise to 138 million units in 2015, accounting for just under half of all flat panels sold.

NHL Vault now available on select Sony HDTVs

Sony Canada said today that NHL Vault is now available in Canada on select Sony Internet enabled HDTVs, Blu-Ray Disc Players and Home Theatre Systems.

For $4.95 CAD per monthly subscription, NHL Vault allows hockey fans to watch 800 historic hockey games dating back the 1960s.

Toshiba announces UX600 Series of IETV

Toshiba today announced the availability of its new DLNA certified UX600 Internet enabled television (IETV) in 40″, 46″ and 55″ screen sizes.

In the United States, the sets will have access to a number of Internet services including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Picasa and the New Youork Times news service.

Samsung HDTVs let you make phone calls

Samsung this week announced that its new Samsung LED 7000 and 8000 series models of HDTVs will feature embedded Skype software so Skype users can make video and voice calls through the TVs.

Sales of Internet enabled televisions on the rise

More than one quarter of all televisions purchased by American consumers in January were linked to the internet according to a new survey by iSuppli.

The research firm surveyed 800 consumers and found that 27.5% had connected their new TVs to the Web, either through the internal capabilities of their sets or through an external device, such as a media extender or video game console.