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A solid follow-up product -- at twice the price of the competition

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The Sony NSZ-GS7 is a solid second-gen product with some much-appreciated enhancements. The remote is far and away the greatest improvement, but the presence of HDMI-CEC and other hardware tweaks don't go unnoticed. At $199, it's one of the cheapest ways to get the Google TV experience, but it's also nearly twice the cost of hockey puck streamers like Roku and Apple TV. If you ignore the price of its competitors and consider what you paid for your last programmable remote, it's not terribly overpriced. That doesn't mean everyone should run out and buy one, but if you've been waiting for a great Google TV box, this is it.

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Critic reviews

6.0
9 reviews
  • Media support
    6.9
  • Video quality
    8.0
  • Audio quality
    8.0
  • Ease of use
    5.7
  • Design and form factor
    7.7

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7.7
6 reviews
7.0
Engadget Jun 26, 2012

In the end the Sony NSZ-GS7 is a solid follow-up with some much-appreciated enhancements over previous Google TV hardware. The remote is far and away the greatest improvement, but the HDMI-CEC and other new hardware features don't go unnoticed.

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8.0
PC Mag Dec 27, 2012

The Sony Internet Player With Google TV (NSZ-GS7) is one of the better ways to get Google TV on your HDTV, even if the platform itself still suffers from a lack of polish.

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5.0
CNET Jun 24, 2012

The Sony NSZ-GS7 has sleek hardware and an innovative remote, but it's hampered by the still too-limited and frustrating Google TV software.

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4.0
Gizmodo Jun 25, 2012

Someday, someone—probably Apple ... will probably pull off the next great leap in television. A television that makes it as easy as possible to find and watch things, to sit and be entertained, that knows and loves both the internet and old fashioned programming. Simply, this ain't it.

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7.0
Pocket-Lint Aug 14, 2012

In the end the Sony Internet Player with Google TV becomes just another box. One that is fun for a gimmick, but we doubt it’s one that you would use every day over the other devices on the market.

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5.0
CNET UK Jun 25, 2012

The Sony NSZ-GS7 Internet Media Player with Google TV brings the world of Android apps to your TV, including web browsing while still watching live TV, but the software is buggy and frustrating.

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7.0
Android Central Sep 12, 2012

If you're a Google TV fan, it's time to upgrade to newer hardware. Do it for the video quality, do it for the games, do it for better browsing. Not much else has changed, as Google TV still seems to be just a hair short of being fabulous.

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6.0
TechRadar Aug 30, 2012

So is Google TV better than the cheaper options, Apple TV or an Xbox 360? Hardware-wise, absolutely not - and the software is not as impressive, either - though with a friendlier, far more streamlined remote and a growing list of apps on Google Play there could be a future.

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5.0
TrustedReviews Aug 30, 2012

Overall, the more we tried to use the Google TV box, the more irritated we became by not just its practical issues but also its philosophical ones. Ultimately we came away from our tests feeling that the whole concept of having open Internet flexibility on your TV - via an external box, especially -...

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10
Tula Tula

My favorite top box in the market right now. Tons of features, hardware and software wise. Pretty easy to use if you're familiar with the android os. I've had an apple tv and a Ruku xd and so far my Sony NSZ-GS7 out preforms in every way.

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6.0
Parzival Parzival

Every now and then I make a purchase and something pulls my attention away and I end up outside the return window for a device. This is that device, skip it, Google doesn't take Google TV seriously and neither should you.

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9.0
stamppot stamppot

Usability is good, responsiveness could be slightly higher. Lets see if the upcoming update to JellyBean can fix that.

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9.0
sowens sowens

My first Google TV.... had low expectation by actually LOVE it... great remote, use it with PLEX media server and U-Verse DVR. I have not changed from Input 1 in months. Good family acceptance.

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6.0
wyldtek wyldtek

Note: I'm using the pre-release version that was given out at the Sony event during Google I/O. Hopefully many of these issues will be fixed before release. Horrible interface and buggy software. As of this writing the default media player is just a placeholder that says "coming soon". The...

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