Sony Internet Player with Google TV

Sony’s Google box does Web browsing and apps on your TV

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Paul C

4.0

1

Pros
Browser experience and design/ functionality of remote
Cons
Needs set top box to receive TV signal
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Have been using one of these Sony players for the last month, and have been quite impressed with its capabilities. As you'd expect the browser experience is simply the best I have experienced on any TV or gaming console, and the picture in picture function is definitely a highlight. Set up is quite simple and literally takes less than 10 minutes to get it all going if you have a Google account ready to go! As the article states, the remote really is the whole kitchen sink, but the design of it makes it so easy for anyone to use without being complicated or confusing.

My only gripes with it so far is that you need a set top box to receive a TV signal, but I guess this was designed with the US market in mind where just about everyone has cable. Also the software was a little glitchy, but a major update seems to have solved that so far. Overall it's a great little addition to any lounge room to greatly enhance the web experience of your current TV.

This video shows off most of its features, http://youtu.be/wSKSPjXywXk

Hendry Khouw

4.5

2

Pros
QWERTY Remote Control with TouchPad, WIFI
Cons
Limited Apps for Google TV
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It's indeed a great product from Sony. I tested this product on 100Mbps Fibre Optic internet connection and it works smoothly. Check out this short video detailing what this box can do. http://youtu.be/bUbw9BxNbE8

Lisa Lloyd

5.0

3

Pros
PIcture in picture, HDMI, QWERTY keyboard, Android OS
Cons
One one HDMI input
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Sony sent me one of these to trial, and so far I've been very impressed. One of my favourite features is picture in picture. I have my cable TV connected through HDMI, which means I can watch cable and surf the web at the same time. I also love the Media Remote app which I added to my Android phone, which allows me to use it as a remote plus other cool features. It has a function called Catch and Throw, which allows me to bring up a website on my phone and press a button to throw it to the TV, or pull a site from the TV down to my phone. The standard remote is also awesome, with so many different ways to use it. It has the QWERTY keyboard on one side, and a standard remote and mousepad on the other. I've been impressed by how easy the Internet Player was, ready to go straight out of the box. Check out my short video review here: http://youtu.be/bUbw9BxNbE8

ThePoss81

5.0

4

Pros
To Many To Mention
Cons
Non Found So Far
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Hi Guys,

I've been trialling the Sony Google TV box in Australia for the past two weeks, I've made a short video of my favourite features on the box. I would defiantly recommend this box to anyone that is looking for an Internet TV box.

http://youtu.be/zQiVLs-qag0

If anyone has any questions about the Sony Google TV box please feel free to ask me and I'll see if I can help.

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