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Sony Launches First Google TV Set


Sony Launches First Google TV Set

Sony has unveiled the first sets integrating Google TV, the search behemoths merger between TV and Internet.

Sony’s new TVs are the second Google TV devices to be announced, following Logitech’s unveiling of its Revue box last week.

There are four TV’s in Sony’s Internet TV line-up, the 24in NSX-24GT1 ($599.99), the 32-inch class NSX-32GT1 ($799.99), the 40in NSX-40GT1 ($999.99), and the 46in NSX-46GT1 ($1,399.99).

There’s also a Blu-ray player that will also feature integrated Google TV, the NSZ-GT1 ($399.99), which can be added to a TV you already have. As you will have noticed these prices are in dollars, as these are initially available only in the US.

All the kit will connect up via Wi-Fi, and will all integrate Sony’s own streaming video service Qriocity, as well as apps from CNBC, Netflix, Pandora, Twitter and YouTube. You’ll also be able to search for content stored on HD DVR’s from Dish network.

In a neat sounding feature, the TVs will feature Dual-View enabling users to watch TV and perform other tasks on the screen at the time, such as Tweeting about what you’re watching. You’ll get an RF Qwerty keyboard controller with integrated mouse so you can search from your sofa, while later this year they’ll be an Android app available which will enable you to control it all from your handset.

The sets will be available in the US from 16 October. As ever, one question. When will be getting it here?

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October 14, 2010, 12:04 am

Love it, the design is unique and stylish



Martin Leventon

October 14, 2010, 1:32 am

I can see us never getting any of the google TV goodness, since it heavily relies on licence holders granting access to their content. We can see the same thing with the apple TV which we lose out on with TV episodes.


October 14, 2010, 1:39 pm

Agree with previous comment. Both Google and Apple TV entirely US centric from a content point of view. Unless you want to watch YouTube videos for a nights entertainment. For now I'd say something like the Sonys Blue Ray player - BDP-S370 with it's access to iPlayer, Lovefilm and your own content via USB is a much better bet. Until YouView devices hit next year of course....


October 14, 2010, 5:52 pm

These won't take off while the remote is that complex!


October 14, 2010, 7:45 pm

20% vat. when it gets here, it's gonna be a massive hit, on price.

meeto 0

October 14, 2010, 8:48 pm

The remotes are not complicated. A quick study of them shows that its the basic buttons found on the sony (rm-ed016) remote plus a qwerty keyboard. all consumers should know how to use it straight away.

Im going to continue holding off buying a bluray (the latest batch from sony aesthetically look cheap)Hope this bluray range come to the uk next year.


October 15, 2010, 3:48 pm

@meeto_0 - Maybe not (although I reserve judgement) but certainly the perception of the design is going put off mass adoption as it does look hideously complex.


October 18, 2010, 8:48 am

@xbrumster. I doubt it for several reasons the main one being that products are price pointed at retail, so a £999 TV will not become £1020 nor a £5.99 bottle of wine move to £6.11. Depending on the product category either the retailer or the supplier (and usually the supplier) will take that hit.

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