I got an original iMac G3 in 1998. By that time I had already given up on WebTV. WebTV was falling too far behind in technology. The newer WebTV Plus boxes that came out at that time, with all the TV guide crap, was not something I was interested in. I just wanted internet, not TV. So I bought the iMac. After that I never looked back. All the problems I had had with WebTV were solved when I bought the iMac.