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dave

by dave

Google TV update -- have you received it yet?
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Google just announced that they've issued their first update for the Google TV today. Looks like it has a few interesting things: Netflix Dual View - (looks like picture-in-picture support for web/tv, basically?) Remote App for Android Phones Movie results page According to Google, "Google TV users will start to see these updates roll out to their devices throughout the week." Via: http://googletv.blogspot.com/2010/12/whats-new-wit...
nitehawk

by nitehawk

While I think the future for Google TV is promising I think it needs more positive press and praise before Sony does something like that.
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SpdRcr55 is correct in that Sony would also want it on their blu-ray standalone players as well, but if you're Google TV I think an attitude similar to Netflix is the way to go. Netflix is on everything, popular or unpopular and the list of netflix ready devices grows every month. Having to buy a specific TV or blu-ray player to get the experience that Google TV wants to bring in the future is simply not enough. Again the Logitech Revue is a $300 (recently reduced from $400) blu-ray... Read more →
SteveoSaurusRex

by SteveoSaurusRex

One of the things that interests me most about Google TV is the ability to have access to the full internet from the TV.
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This would make an excellent gift for my parents, aunt and uncles as it should give them access to Gmail/Email and Facebook, in addition to video content. However, rumored prices have it at $300, which would be a major disincentive. DVR capabilities is not a major concern for me. For me, Web Browsing is make or break. Do Roku players, or Apple TV have web browsing abilities/access to the FULL internet?
dave

by dave

The Logitech promo videos for the Revue are crazy ridiculous!
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Here's the latest (and most bizarre / craziest) video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niUVo2NWVHE Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8662nxojB4 Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u81sotU2TKY Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niUVo2NWVHE You don't have to watch them in order. But I might try to watch them while playing Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon... Hah, it's a serious case of WTF. As Michael Gartenberg tweeted earlier today, "with marketing like...
notgary

by notgary

The convergence of TV and the internet is an idea that has only really taken off on the torrent sites, but has a lot of potential, especially if someone can…
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make a device/platform to which content creators can latch on to, the way magazine publishers are limpetting themselves to the iPad. The problem is that no one has yet produced a product that can fully replace a laptop connected to a TV/projector. Today, there are three main options for doing this: 1) Apple TV/Xbox 360 These both have pretty much the same story to them: you buy content from the respective stores, through the device, then watch it on your TV. Apple TV can transfer content from... Read more →
deinfinityx

by deinfinityx

You know the biggest thing about Google TV IMO was the fact that it integrates Chrome and Android in a supposedly harmonious way.
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Now this alone doesn't make for a big deal but I look at the bigger picture. If they succeed with Google TV, or even make it so they work really well together this opens a whole slew of options for Android in general. If this pans out the way I think it will Google could effectively marry three OS's into one super OS custom built to fit the need of the device at hand. Chrome OS is basically Chrome and with Google TV they showed that Android and Chrome could work together. This could... Read more →
VerticalGambit

by VerticalGambit

This solution does not go far enough.
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I really wanted the Boxee Box to add an over the air Digital TV receiver and some storage. Then I heard about Google TV getting into the game and was hopeful, but again the same "almost there" idea. If someone can give me the a consumer grade box that is capable of dvr over the air broadcasts signals, with internet viewing technology(YouTube, Hulu, Netflix, ect..) and 10 foot interface, I would buy it in a heart beat. Then I would cancel my cable and only keep my cable internet...
JustinCarone

by JustinCarone

As someone who has never had cable, and never plans to, the idea of Google TV is great.
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Unfortunately the current iteration of it seems to be lacking in a few ways. I understand that I and others like me may not be the target consumer for Google TV but I was really hoping for more out of this release. The most interesting part to me is the inclusion of the Android Market place. The possibilities for apps are endless and definitely something to get excited about. My doubts come from the web video experience they are offering. By providing "the full web experience" on a TV... Read more →
deinfinityx

by deinfinityx

With all the updates announced today the rest of the market is going to have a tough time catching up, If Google market syncs the way it was demo'd the…
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Android market just surpassed itunes by a huge leap. Plus all the connectivity between Chrome browser and Android that is built in is just incredible. The speed is just a bonus really. Plus I couldn't help but laugh when they jabbed apple constantly the way apple jabs everyone, at least Google did it in a joking manner. I for one can not wait for GoogleTV and Froyo.