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    legerguy New Member

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    Hello. I am a new owner of a Sony nsx-46gt1 (a refurb from sony) and LOVE it so far. I have been unable to get my Chrome bookmarks to show up from my google account. I think I have performed all steps properly (I set the option for bookmarks to sync and entered my google account info) in Chrome on the TV, but I get "No Bookmarks" when I click on the bookmarks option in Chrome. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
     
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    Hi. Currently Google does not support syncing of Google bookmarks (from the regular Google Bookmarks web page) to GTV.

    However syncing of bookmarks is supported in another way (through Chrome). Through a rather unique process you must add the bookmarks that you want to be synced with GTV. I think it is a good idea to do this because if you have to do a factory reset your bookmarks are then automatically restored.

    There was a discussion (and explanation) on how to set up synced bookmarks in the following thread. See specifically posts #8 through #16 for the explanation:

    http://www.googletvforum.org/forum/...oblems-encountered-honeycomb-3-2-upgrade.html
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion however I don't have my bookmarks on the google bookmark page, I have them in chrome on my computer and on my ios device. Both are instructed via respective settings to sync with my google account and they are always up to date with one another. Chrome on google tv asks me for my google account info and password and i enetered it and it was accepted (same way i set up chrome on my ios device) but no bookmarks show up in chrome on google TV. It seems like it is supported given I am prompted for google account info and there is an option to "sync bookmarks" in chrome for GTV.
     
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    Hi. Thanks to Carlszone for his post with the following explanation (from the thread that I mentioned in my previous post). As Carl mentioned - make sure that you click on the account that you want to sync:

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    "Thanks to a poster in the Web-nuts GTV group, I think I can explain the problem. As Norbert explains it in his excellent post, we actually have two Bookmark screens. If your account is properly synced you should see a bookmark screen that has an "Other Bookmarks" folder. Many will remember that when we first logged on this is the Bookmark screen we saw. But w/Factory resets and upgrades, this screen reverted back to the unsynced bookmark page. Remember, the Logitech Revue bookmarks are not saved to Google Bookmarks.

    From Chrome>Settings>Google Chrome Sync>checkmark (Sync browser bookmarks w/your Google Acct)>Google Account (Select an Account to sync)>Choose Acct.


    The obvious missing link has been clicking on each acct you want to sync.


    Now you will see the screen that has the Other folder. You can now save sites to this page. Just go to sites and add yer bookmarks as you normally would. The other folder you can use for sites that you want separate from the main folder. For example I use it for Movies and Videos.


    Now, you can also go back and forth from the synced bookmark page to the unsynced w/out loosing any of the synced sites. This is great for retrieving saved Favs and adding them to the synced page. Just remember to repeat the steps in settings.


    So to recap: we have two Bookmark pages. One we will only see if the account is properly synced. Our bookmarks are NOT stored on Google Bookmarks! And you can use both pages as long as you make the necessary changes in Settings."
     
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    I don't see an "other bookmarks" folder. I deleted my account and re-entered it and still don't see that.

    To be clear, I do not use, nor am i trying to sync with google bookmarks. I have bookmarks saved in chrome on my PC and ios device. They are set to sync to my google account. This is good because if my pc or ios device dies, my bookmarks stay constant and in sync. I want to have same functionality in chrome for TV. I appear to be entering the appropriate data in chrome for TV settings (google account info and telling it to sync with that account) but it is not retrieving my already saved bookmarks that I have curated with my PC and ios device. Is what I am trying to do possible?
     
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    Well unfortunately I cannot answer your question from personal experience because the Revue is my only internet device (and I had no saved Chrome bookmarks). What I was able to do personally (from Carlszone post) was to add my GTV bookmarks one at a time to my "other bookmarks" folder. And now in my "other bookmarks" folder those bookmarks are indeed synced to my GTV. When I perform a factory reset - the bookmarks in my "other bookmarks" folder are automatically restored.

    I suspect that the answer to your question is "yes".

    Try this:

    Go to settings on your Revue. Check where it says "sync browser bookmarks with your Google account". Next click where it says "Google Account". Then where it says "choose account" click on your Google account.
     
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    I will see if that option is available on my NSX-GT1, thank you.

    BTW, your web-mix (bookmarks) link is STUPENDOUS!! Nice job!!
     
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    Hi. Thanks for the compliment. I think the key for you to get the "other bookmarks" folder to show up in your GTV bookmarks is follow these specific instructions on your Sony GTV device.. Good luck!

    "From Chrome>Settings>Google Chrome Sync>checkmark (Sync browser bookmarks w/your Google Acct)>Google Account (Select an Account to sync)>Choose Acct.

    The obvious missing link has been clicking on each acct you want to sync."

    If it doesn't show up after you have tried the above procedure - then try rebooting by pressing Alt + Ctrl + DEL
     
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    I came across another thread from back in November where a Sony GTV user was trying to sync his Chrome bookmarks with GTV. The process explained by the poster "eferz" is pretty much the same advice that I gave. However apparently the Chrome bookmark syncing with GTV had some issues and wasn't fully implemented with GTV:

    http://www.googletvforum.org/forum/sony-blu-ray-set-top-box/3683-where-my-bookmarks-3-1-located.html

    and here is another thread from last December about syncing Chrome bookmarks to GTV bookmarks. In this thread eferz mentions that Larry Yang of Google said the Chrome syncing wasn't fully implemented and still needed work:

    http://www.googletvforum.org/forum/logitech-revue/4076-chrome-bookmark-sync-folders.html

    Sorry I can't say for sure if Google has made progress on the Chrome syncing issue since then.
     
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