This week we got the second and third options to try to Google TV. Sony launched Google TV powered HD TV line and Blu-ray player. The TVs will be available with 24-, 32- , 40- and 46-inch. The price will be $599 for the smallest and $1399 for the biggest diagonals. If you’re happy with your TV but would like to use Google TV you can choose Sony’s Blu-ray player priced at $399.
To control TV and Blu-ray player Sony offers the cool tiny controller with QWERTY keyboard, hot keys and pointer. I suppose the basic idea for it came from PS3 controller. The Google TV one is also supposed to be held by two hands.
Well, since we have two different approaches for Google TV we can briefly compare them. At least, theoretically. Personally I like Logitech Revue much more. Because it offers more ways to control it – keyboard controller, mini controller, smartphones app. Also it’s cheaper and has integration with Dish Network DVR (I don’t have it but still). In any case, we’ll see later who is really better.
Watch Sony’s Google TV demo video after break.
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