Pinnacle has introduced a free PCTV WebText service, allowing Internet users with TV tuner cards in their PCs to clickthrough from Teletext pages onto the Net. WebText currently only works with Pinnacle's line of PCTV cards, but should soon be released for users of cards from other manufacturers.
WebText allows users to view Teletext pages through their Web browser - with conventional functions such as Bookmarks, Search and Back working alongside the conventional number-based system. On top of this, users can click on URLs on the page as if it was on a standard Web page.
Users can also go from pages to lists of potential sites based upon the topic of the page. These lists are periodically updated through Pinnacle's website.
PC WebText will come with all of Pinnacle's new products - or can be downloaded free from Pinnacle's Web site.