Using the IBX-100
You plug the unit in, press the yellow Internet icon (with the keyboard closed), and the TV
should automatically switch to the unit, showing you the main menu...
The main screen
Highlight the "World Wide Web", option, if it isn't already, press the SELECT button,
and you'll be connected...
Once you've connected and registered yourself with Bush, it might be worth looking around the
options to see what may be configured to suit your personal tastes.
The options screen
There is no way to save web pages (even with the hidden facility to attach a Zip drive), your
only option is to print the pages. Consider this my first gripe...
Setting up your printer
...two Canon printers and a Lexmark? Purleeeease!
Why not something like:
These options would be a lot more useful to most people (my second gripe).
- Bush internet printer (if I remember correctly, this is a rebadged Canon BJC)
- HP DeskJet compatible
- Canon inkjet compatible
- HP LaserJet compatible
(examining the ROM dump, it suggests that adding additional printers shouldn't be too traumatic
provided the printer software can cope, but... it seems that the required printer files
may be missing - I would really love to plug my IBX into my DeskJet 500 (or Canon BJ-10e)
printer(s), so I'll keep you posted).
Then we reach my third gripe. The web page formatting has three sizes of text, and an option to
auto-resize the pages to fit the screen width. Why not, for advanced users, other options such
- Don't fetch images
- Use default colours
- Enable/disable the anti-twitter
- Change the screen mode (so you can alter the entire display to better suit your
television - us 14inch people might prefer a lesser resolution so things appear bigger -
not just the text but everything)
- Better adjustment of text size. Medium is a little too small, while Large is getting
Examples of large, medium, and small text
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