Summary: I was originally looking for a Blu-Ray player to fit on a specific shelf. I have Ikea shelves on each side of the TV, the ones that just connect seamlessly at the wall without any brackets showing (LACK shelves. direct link ([...])). Apparently the market research folks of every blu-ray player manufacturer have determined the majority of the public wants razor-thin players and have no issues with width. Well, I am in the 1% apparently.
Summary: (See end of review for Updates) I recently purchased a used unit after keeping an eye on this device since its release. In full disclosure, I am partial to Google products - I have been using GMail for years, and use Chrome web browser and Android phones. With that said, I am very comfortable with the Android operating system that this device uses, and I appreciate its potential to be a great machine in the next year or two.
Summary: My First Impressions: -Now, remember I just got this thing so if I am missing any unlearned knowledge that is understandable. As far as the design itself, it is a beautiful piece of work: sleek and well built. Especially the remote with its compact yet easy to use shape. I do however have a few deal-breaking design complaints. One is that the remote is not back-lit and for $250 I would think a high end remote would be included.
Summary: I bought my NSZ when it went on "clearance" sale for about $160. It used to be $399. Its not worth it at $399 but at $160 or below it might be worth it if you can ignore a few irritating things. First the positives: 1) It is an excellent Blu-Ray Player 2) It has a web browser so you can go to almost any website and watch almost any video 3) It supports Android applications 4) It has a Netflix application 5) It supports Amazon video through the browser 6) You can hook up...
A huge step in the right direction, but has ways to go
T. Beatty, Amazon
28 December 2011
Summary: I just received this product a few days ago, so I still have a lot to learn, but I have plenty to say. To get started, I want to stress that the literature and documentation that comes with the device is awful. This device is a very powerful media player, but you'll never know it if you don't take the time to learn about it on your own.
Summary: Combining a bluray player with google tv was a very good idea just as good as incorporating it into a TV. It's like having a nettop pc connected to the TV. It already came with the Android 3.1 update and has access to the Market where it was very easy for me to download apps like Motor Trend. The 3 usb slots, available storage expansion, ability to stream media from my pc, tablet, or phone; make this unit a centerpiece for the digitally connected family.
Summary: This review is not about who should buy and who should not. I am assuming that you have already done your homework on what the box is capable of and what features would be useful for you. These are just my findings after I used it for about an hour or two and would like to share it with everybody. First i'd like to jot down the connection details: 1. Comcast HD Cable Box 2. NSZGT1 Google TV Box - HDMI In from (1) 3. Onkyo HT-S3300 AV Receiver - HDMI In from (2) 4.
Will be 5 stars once Google updates software for additional functionality
Bart Cassell, Amazon
19 October 2011
Summary: After several weeks of researching and trying out various blu ray players and streaming devices, I finally rolled the dice on the Sony NSZ-GT1. So far I am thoroughly impressed. With medium grade, internet app capable blu ray players (with built in wifi) running between $150-200, there is no reason not to pay a little more for the added benefits of the Google TV experience.
Excellent Product - I'm skeptical of the negative reviews
TankerTim "TD", Amazon
25 September 2011
Summary: I researched a number of Blue-Ray devices and narrowed my search to the Sony NSZ-GT1. I purchased mine just over a week ago and I have no regrets whatsoever. Prior to purchasing it, I read some of the negative reviews here on Amazon and trade websites such as CNET, etc. I typically don't give CNET a lot of praise for their technical reviews as I often find them to be inaccurate.
Summary: I bought this device to use in Australia - so was very disappointed to see that it only came with a 110volt a/c adapter!! How silly of you Sony! In this day and age - all a/c adapters are multi-voltage. Luckily, I managed to get a 240v sony adapter off e-bay for a very cheap price - and it works without fuss. The sony internet tv itself is great.