Excerpt: Cofounders of Google, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, met while attending Stanford University in the 1990s. While they were working on a computer science project, the pair created the Google search engine, which now enjoys a 65-percent market share in the United States and over 80 percent in Europe.
Conclusion: The Sony Internet TV Blu-ray Disc Player may lack the Logitech Revue's Harmony remote functionality, but its Blu-ray drive makes it a better value if you want to get into the Google TV game.
Pros: Excellent value. Solid Blu-ray video quality for a convergence product. Google TV interface peruses Web content, TV listings, and apps with Google search. Streams audio, video, photos from PCs wirelessly.
Cons: Limited connectivity (only HDMI and Optical outputs). Only DISH Network DVR content shows up in searches. Cannot assign multiple user accounts to protect browsing, content-viewing history.
First Look: Sony NSZ-GT1 Blu-ray Player with Google TV and PlayOn Server
27 November 2010
Excerpt: With the apparent price cut of Sony’s Google TV products and the ever expanding boycott of streaming media from many of the major networks, it would appear that Google TV is getting off to a bad start.
Excerpt: Sony’s Internet TV Blu-ray Disc Player aims to seamlessly integrate Web browsing with a more traditional television experience. Google TV is a software and hardware platform for set-top boxes and HDTVs based on the Android operating system.
Conclusion: Overall we are very pleased with the Google TV software but somewhat disappointed in the Sony Internet TV Blu-ray Disc Player NSZ-GT1 implementation. The Google TV integration between a DVR and TV makes browsing the Internet while watching TV easy and enjoyable.