what does everyone think about this idea:
I have never used a WebTV system or set one up, but from what i have read, It is possible to use your own ISP with webtv, although you still have to pay for the WebTV service (at a reduced cost). I saw a Sony webtv system in cashbusters yesterday for 60$ CDN.. I was just wondering if people think that this is possible..
Connect the 56k modem directly to another modem without a phone line using the 9v battery trick (as used in the I-Opener hack) and basically create a small software package to emulate the WebTV network, authenticating the device. This way it could be possible to make a small web client accessing it's internet off of a NAT solution such as smoothwall or internet connection sharing.
On the other side, has anyone popped one of these machines open and found a way to hack into it?
It must have some flash ram for product updates and mail storage, which might be used to hold a bootloader to load a small os through a bootp server like linux or qnx
let me know what you think, I havent found any i-openers, webpads, web surfer, etc.. in my area and I am looking for a small web/telnet/mail client