if you like flip-flapping around with remote control to point and click ...
J. S. Harvey "baylancer", Amazon
13 July 2014
Summary: if you like flip-flapping around with remote control to point and click flip one side to click on reply flip other side to type flip back to other side to send-- to type e-mails then this internet player for you.
Summary: If you're looking to eliminate your t.v. bill, this will NOT be a good alternative. To enjoy it, properly, will end up paying Netflix, Hulu, Amzn Prime, etc, etc, to watch your movies and shows. The plus to this is, in the long run, that your monthly t.v.
Pros: Well... it's free t.v. and I suppose you get what you pay for.
Cons: First of all, this lame beast is SLOW. It, probably, has a Pentium II processor, at best. The OS is erratic and unstable and to top it off, pretty much all of the "free t.v." sites are just about crippled from heavy user traffic and prolific usage of add media.
Audio and Video out of sync and could not get resolved.
Book Lover, Amazon
2 December 2013
Summary: I bought this unit and I'm returning it because no matter what media I played the audio and video are out of sync. The audio is behind the video. I tried using the av-sync tuning parameters but had no success. The problem is with content from this box. Using another input source, the TV is fine.
Summary: The concept of Google TV has intrigued me for a while now. I looked at the earlier generation models, and had nothing but issues with them. Now, a few years later, I thought I would test the waters again.
Summary: Pretty much everything in the Google Play store says "Not compatible with this Google TV." This includes Hulu Plus, and Amazon Instant Video and when you consider that I intended to replace a Roku 2 with this device, these details become significant.
Summary: Could not even set it up, let alone use it. The offer of this item neglected to mention in all of the description of the product, and its capabilities, that it will not work unless you have a cable box and a DVR. "One box, unlimited entertainment." ....
Summary: I purchased this item instead of a Roku 3 because of the web broswer capacity. I was a little wary because the app system of the Apple Tv and the Roku make jumping around simple and easy, but I was hopeful.
Summary: A couple of weeks after a seamless installation and setup the audio started lagging behind the video. I'd reboot the GS8 and it would start working correctly again. Then, an issue began where I'd be watching something on my DVR, fast forward the show and the audio would be gone.
... directly from the modem then it does not work great. I bought two of these and one just ...
G. S. Gunter, Amazon
30 September 2012
Summary: If it is not connected directly from the modem then it does not work great. I bought two of these and one just did not work with the remote. Contacted Sony and they said I had a bad remote...not uncommon??? When typing in info from the remote it did not allow you to key in some letters nor numbers.
Summary: I purchased this product specifically because it has Google TV and has the Chrome browser. Lots of features but all of them seem to be in the early stages of development and are pretty disappointing. It was a quick set up and was able to integrate with my TiVo and Sound System fairly easily.