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Unread postby jb » Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:17 am

Anyone know shit about it? Anyone care?

Just moved into a 1960's multilevel I really love for a lot of reasons, but it is NOT coax friendly.

Can this operate off a wireless router if you buy the sony built in tv? Will ask the right sources but curious if anyone is an early adopter out there.
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Re: Google TV

Unread postby aoxo1 » Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:15 pm

This looks like something you add on to your existing cable/satellite. There have been things like this for the past few years, slowly getting more and more advanced. A lot of the TVs and Blue Ray players have had limited web functionality. The end goal is that your tv should have all the functionality of a computer. This looks like the closest yet, but not quite there. I have a Samsung Blue Ray player that has a wireless hookup, but only has Youtube, Pandora, Netflix, and Blockbuster. It's nice, but would be better with a keyboard, which GoogleTV has.

Definitely can operate wirelessly. You can also get it built into a new Sony TV or Blue Ray player if you already have a tv, or just a standalone Logitech box if you already have both.
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Re: Google TV

Unread postby FUDU » Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:41 pm

Isn't this all just WebTV 2.0, except a rare case where the sequel is better than the original?
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Re: Google TV

Unread postby jb » Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:12 pm

Depends on yr view of the potential of apps and how you foresee the future of cable and dish providers when distribution channels now become as obsolete as CD's.

I think this could be a game changer.
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Re: Google TV

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:24 pm

Google TV sounds stupid and I don't think I like it.

Touch screen too.
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Re: Google TV

Unread postby aoxo1 » Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:12 pm

jb wrote:Depends on yr view of the potential of apps and how you foresee the future of cable and dish providers when distribution channels now become as obsolete as CD's.

I think this could be a game changer.

Everything is going to be coming over your internet connection soon enough; it remains to be seen how that changes the distribution. The biggest thing will be competition; no more 1 cable company and a few satellites available in any given area; companies won't have to pander to every consumer and will be able to offer far more tailored packages. But I still think we will see "channels" bundled in some manner, rather than a la carte. Who knows?
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