Summary: Now that I have this thing working properly after two months, I would like to share my experience to perhaps help others. It worked fine on my home WiFi for a month and then the connection became intermittent or none at all. My other devices - laptop, WII, etc., worked fine. So I began a long conversation with Sony tech support. I was asked to do an internet speed test, and found that my internet speed on the NSZ was only .79Mbps.
Sony NSZ-GT1 1080p Blu-ray Disc Player Featuring Google TV
13 July 2012
Summary: This is a very good product, It works great for me because i have Sony Bravia Tv. The product is easy to install and blu ray quality is great, you can even play the 3D movies on it...My TV is 3D ready. The keyboard is small but is handy, i can control my dvr and TV with one single controller. Web browsing is easy and the available apps are growing day by day. Pricey but a good product.
Summary: The only reason I did not give this five stars is because you cannot use Hulu on it and you have to use the web browser for Amazon Prime videos instead of an app like Netflix. If they fixed those two issues then this would be the most perfect tv equipment available on earth! As it stands, I really hope they get things worked out with Hulu and PLEASE develop an app for Amazon Prime!!! Wifi is quick and simple setup. Have had this for 3 months and so far so good!
Summary: I own both Sony google tv and 3rd generation apple tv and it really is no contest. Google tv beats apple tv hands down. The recent apple tv brought 1080p picture quality in addition to the existing iTunes ecosystem for movies and shows and music. Google tv has 1080p on par with anyone else and google play/amazon instant provide all the equivalent content.
Not perfect, but far better Internet functionality than Smart TVs
Michael Sandman, Amazon
31 March 2012
Summary: I bought this to use with a new "dumb" HDTV after trying a "smart" TV (an LG 5700LS series) that had a built in browser. The LG browser interface was awful, leaving the potential of Internet-connected TV glimmering beyond reach. So it was either try the Sony Google TV box or go back in time to the 20th century. There are a lot of unhappy reviews of Google TV on this site but I'm a near-geek, so I gave it a try. It works!
Summary: I have the Sony NSX-32GT1 Google TV and this is the matching blu-ray internet device. I know it sounds silly to have two internet devices, but I mostly bought this to replace my ancient DVD player. I did the Amazon Warehouse deal and it came in perfect condition still wrapped in factory packaging, a major plus. This device was just as easy to set up as my TV and has the same setup.
Summary: I just recvd this Sony GT1 Google TV this morning, and had it up and running in an hour. I haven't tried all the bells and whistles, but the Chrome browser works great for your average website, and being an Amazon Prime member I was easily able to stream free videos from my account. I've seen others mention the small size of the "remote" keyboard... but to me there wasn't an issue. It's like texting on an android phone with a pop out keyboard. Use your thumbs!
Summary: I was first interested in this because of the full qwerty keyboard. The interface is very intuitive and the apps are very easy to get through. There is also a new upgrade that makes the interface scroll through like flipping pages. With the youtube and netflix app, I sent my cable company packing. You won't be disappointed with this unit.
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: This is an android device, the online channels and youtube shows many videos in HD, and have very high quality. The streaming from another upnp device is easy to configure. The design is cool and the load mechanism is very fast, loads quickly dvds and bluray discs. Some apps do not work after updating the operating system, i don't like this issues.