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Logitech Revue with Google TV
7.6 out of 10

Logitech Revue with Google TV

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Expert Review

Red&Blackness
10 February 2011
  • Excerpt: The concept of viewing content from the internet on your TV is not a new idea. HTPCs (Home Theater PCs) have been around since 1993, but have had limited success due to their cost and complexity to operate.
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Logitech Revue™ With Google TV™ Review

The Gadgeteer
1 February 2011
  • Conclusion: I will be doing a couple more reviews related to the Logitech Revue. Logitech also sent along a Google TV Cam that will let you do video calls that I’ll be trying out. I’ll also be reviewing the Harmony remote app for the Revue. Look for them in the future.
  • Pros: Easy to install and set up, Offers a lot of internet content for easy consumption on your HDTV, Works well with Netflix and Amazon Video on Demand, Full-sized QWERTY keyboard controller
  • Cons: Some content providers, like Hulu, ABC, and CBS, are blocking Google TV users, Somewhat expensive, Won't work with non-HD televisions
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Logitech Revue with Google TV (TPV 98)

AVguide
17 December 2010
  • Excerpt: Over the course of modern culture, some brand names fall into the vernacular. About to sneeze? Grab a Kleenex. Need to vacuum? Head for the Hoover. Want a soda? How about a Coke? Want to find specific content on the Internet? More often than not we’ll simply say, “Google it.”
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Hands-On: Logitech Revue – Logitech Loft VIP

homeserverland.com
31 October 2010
  • Excerpt: Recently we’ve had the privilege to attend the Logitech Revue with Google TV VIP party at the stylish Logitech Los Angeles loft. We’ve had a blast meeting fellow enthusiast, Logitech representative, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, and we got to see how Logitech Revue brings together content from the...
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Hands-On: Logitech Revue – Logitech Loft VIP

homeserverland.com
31 October 2010
  • Excerpt: Recently we’ve had the privilege to attend the Logitech Revue with Google TV VIP party at the stylish Logitech Los Angeles loft. We’ve had a blast meeting fellow enthusiast, Logitech representative, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, and we got to see how Logitech Revue brings together content from the...
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Overall 6
6.0

Logitech Revue

CNET
27 October 2010
  • Summary: The Logitech Revue with Google TV is loaded with potentially game-changing functionality, but its high price, numerous caveats, and current assortment of bugs make it best-suited to early adopters--at least until promised firmware fixes become available.
  • Pros: Revolutionary Google TV software enables potential access to virtually all online media with a powerful interface; excellent wireless keyboard; user interface overlays over TV content from cable/satellite box; can control TV, AV receiver, and cable/satellite box with built-in IR emitters; Google ...
  • Cons: Major content providers like Hulu, CBS, and ABC are currently blocking Google TV; user interface geared toward power users; Google's "universal" search doesn't search Netflix; antiquated Netflix interface; limited app selection at launch; expensive compared with simpler devices like Apple TV and ...
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Overall 7
7.0

Review: Logitech Revue with Google TV

Wired
27 October 2010
  • Excerpt: Google TV has landed! Er … sort of. Even though the future of the video-aggregation and search service might look uncertain, Logitech has loosed its flagship Google TV set-top box — the Revue — for living rooms everywhere. Like most set-top boxes, the Revue isn’t much to look at.
  • Pros: A smart way to bring the online video to the big screen. Integrated search is a boon to listless channel hoppers. Plays nice with both satellite and cable DVRs. Compatible with a slew of other Logitech remotes and peripherals. Ships with HDMI cable. Easy setup. Viewing Gmail and Twitter in 50 inc...
  • Cons: Availability of web video is at the mercy of content providers. Drab and uninspired looks. Network slowdowns = visible artifacts and buffering. Handles multitabbed browsing about as well as a smartphone.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 7
7.0
Performance 5
5.0

Logitech Revue with Google TV Review

BigPictureBigSound
26 October 2010
  • Conclusion: Google TV doesn't (yet) offer the perfect marriage between TV and the Internet. However, as a first step and initial release of the product, we like how the courtship is going. Logitech may be the first company to come to market with a Google TV product, but at $299 for the Revue, they'd better hope...
  • Pros: Puts the web on TV, Dual View allows for TV and web search simultaneously, Keyboard makes on-screen typing easy, Single integrated search across web, VOD (select content providers), individual channel lineup and DVR recordings, Combines previously offered web-based services with custom, user-driv...
  • Cons: Blocked by major TV networks, Only integrates DVR recording search with select DISH Network DVRs, Keyboard makes for a bad TV remote, Slow web surfing, Content search yould be better and more integrated
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Overall 8
8.0

Logitech Revue with Google TV

PC Magazine
22 October 2010
  • Conclusion: Not as seamless as Apple TV, but armed with far more potential, the Logitech Revue with Google TV is a giant, if occasionally shaky, leap forward in home entertainment.
  • Pros: Integrates personal media, DVR recordings, on-demand, and Web content into one attractive, easy-to-search interface on your HDTV. Chrome browser and Flash support for full Internet experience. Support for Logitech Harmony remotes.
  • Cons: Keyboard remote is awkward to use in some scenarios. Set-up can be a bit involved. Setting up streaming from a networked PC can be a pain. Integration of third-party apps with remote is not great.
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