This is the best electronics purchase I've ever made
Andrew Stevens, Amazon
18 April 2012
Summary: I have no idea how anyone could complain about this now. It's possible that it wasn't as good before the honeycomb update, but i can say that now it's fantastic. -It is much faster than I expected. there is a little bit of delay when loading netflix or doing some stuff on the internet, but the menus are always snappy -The Netflix interface is much better than my previous panasonic blu ray player.
Summary: I was a little hesitant to order this Blu-ray player because the description seemed to imply that the ony DVRs that are fully supported are those from Dish Network. But, I went ahead and bought it even though I have DirectTv. I figured I could also hook up the DVR directly if the Sony didn't work smoothly with it. I am happy to report that my DirectTv DVR coexists perfectly with the Sony box.
Summary: The full-key remote made it easy to browse the internet. Make sure you have decent high-speed internet connection and a good network router. I have to upgrade mine to COX preferred in order to play YouTube HD videos smoothly.
Summary: It's kind of a shame that this was release over a year ago and the initial reviews, which leave a correct negative impression are what most people still think of the product. As an early adopter for Google TV I was initially disappointed with everything people are referring to now but I was willing to hang in their for updates and have not been disappointed. Here are some things that I think get overlooked and are worth considering with Sony's Google TV Solution: 1.
Summary: I just purchased this and it does much more than I expected. -My previous hardware included an HTPC (browsing, streaming videos from my server and google music), an external bluray player connected to HTPC (for passable bluray) and a Roku and the Sony unit replaced all three. -Bluray playback is excellent -The unit streams videos from my upnp server (Mediatomb) and plays MKV files easily.
Summary: I want to start this review by posting the fact that you can dismiss a lot of the earlier reviews due to a major software update that occured earlier this fall. The move to the honeycomb software not only changed the interface of this device, it added some functionality. Therefore, I would tell anyone, be very cautious about reading reviews for this (and the Logitech) that are over 4 months old.
Summary: UPDATE 4/26/12 There is a new app now called GTVPlayer that can now stream mkv and other formats directly and now you can even watch with subtitles. Not only, that you can use this for airplay from your apple device, I can now watch pictures and videos from my iphone directly to my TV, so no need for Apple TV. You have to purchase it though for less than $5 but worth it.
Summary: NOTE: This is an early review as I've just received and set up my NSZ-GT1 yesterday. I'll come back and update it once I've had a chance to use it more, try new features, etc. but so far I'm more than happy with this unit. OVERALL: Overall, this is a good solution to everything I was looking for, but not the "best" solution to any one feature.
Summary: I use this Blu-Ray and Google TV player mainly for playing Blu-Ray, viewing YouTube videos and using Chrome browser. It is an excellent player in that respect for my use. I don't use Hulu or other functions. But playing Blu-Ray Disc have excellent video quality. But my uses mostly so far have been internat videos. I have a Sony HX LED/LCD TV that is also capable of playing YouTube, Hulu etc. But many YouTube videos do not play smoothly on the TV.
Summary: This is a fine product. The setup is detailed, but easy to follow. The Sony remote keyboard is an excellent remote PC-style keyboard. We now have Netflix, Amazon Video, Google Chrome Internet browsing, plus full control over our existing Comcast Xfinity cable, DVR and existing home theatre components. The single remote controls everything and is easy to learn and use. The keyboard needs to be backlit.