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From The Las Vegas Strip To Your Living Room: Google TV Partners At CES

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  1. CatfishRivers

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    The Official Google TV Blog: From the Las Vegas Strip to your living room: Google TV partners at CES

    Here are some of the Google TV partners to look out for at CES and throughout 2012:

    LG - We're thrilled to welcome global consumer electronics leader LG to the Google TV family. LG will showcase a new line of TVs powered by Google TV running on their own L9 chipset at CES.

    Marvell - Also new to the Google TV family this year is Marvell, an innovative worldwide leader in chipsets. Marvell will be showcasing a new generation of Google TV solutions which will help bring more products across more price points to consumers.

    MediaTek - We're also excited to partner with MediaTek, the leading Taiwanese chipset designer. MediaTek chipsets will power yet another wave of Google TV devices.

    Samsung - We're excited to work closely with Samsung to bring Google-TV powered Samsung devices to market in 2012.

    Sony - We're happy to build on our partnership with Sony. At CES, Sony will unveil new devices for the US and plans to offer Google TV powered products in several countries around the world in 2012.

    Vizio - Last year we announced our partnership with Vizio at CES. This year we're excited to join Vizio as they hold private demos at CES showcasing their new line of Google TV-powered products.
     
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    I like the lineup of companies. I have been using MediaTek based DVD and Blu-ray players for years, Oppo has always used MediaTek.
     
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    Here's the official press release from LG about their forthcoming GTV products:

    LG to Introduce Google TV at CES 2012 -- ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

    "ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics will introduce its highly anticipated Google TV at the 2012 International CES next week in Las Vegas. LG Smart TV with Google TV* combines the familiarity of Google's Android OS with the convenience and comfort of LG's 3D and Smart TV technologies, offering consumers a new and attractive home entertainment option.

    "LG has constantly strived to provide consumers with wider choices in home entertainment that bring the highest level of sophistication and convenience," said Havis Kwon, President and CEO of the LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company. "Through Google TV, LG has merged Google's established Android operating system with LG's proven 3D and Smart TV technologies, offering consumers a new and enthralling TV experience."


    LG Google TV's most attractive feature is its ease of use, thanks to the combination of its Android-based user interface and the Magic Remote Qwerty designed by LG. LG Google TV's user interface and main screen have been designed for convenient browsing and content selection. Multi-tasking is also possible, as the search, social networking and TV functions can be run simultaneously. The user interface can be accessed using the Magic Remote Qwerty which combines the user-friendly benefits of LG's Magic Remote with a QWERTY keyboard.


    Equipped with LG's own CINEMA 3D technology, LG Google TV provides a home entertainment experience that is immersive, comfortable and convenient. Based on LG's own Film Patterned Retarder (FPR) technology, CINEMA 3D glasses are battery-free and lightweight. The glasses are also very affordable, making LG's Google TV ideal for viewing by a large group of family and friends when used in 3D mode. And with a single click of the remote, any 2D content can be viewed in 3D, thanks to the built-in 2D to 3D conversion engine.


    Alongside Google TV, LG will continue to advance its own Smart TV platform based on NetCast using open web technology such as Webkit browser and Linux. LG Smart TV with NetCast will be available globally in 85 plus countries at launch. With a growing collection of content and services, LG's Smart TV platform will continue to provide consumers with a unique user experience.


    LG Smart TV with Google TV will be available in two series at launch in the US in 2012. The first demonstration of LG's Google TV will take place at CES, Jan. 10-13."
     
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    Google TV ready for expanding spotlight at CES - Chicago Sun-Times (click for full article)

    "Sony's Google TV sets were first and launched with a keyboard in the shape of a game controller. "I think it's our hottest-selling TV," says Brian Siegel, Sony TV vice president.

    The Google TV model from new entrant LG sports a controller that has a full keyboard on one side and a simplified remote on the other.


    "With Google, we believe there's a segment of the audience that wants a little more interactive experience," says Tim Alessi, director of new product development at LG.


    He says LG's first Google TVs should be in stores by early March."

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    "Alessi says LG is ready to do voice navigation but is just waiting for the software to be added by Google. Queiroz declined to comment on Google's voice navigation plans for Google TV."
     
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    Well here's some good news. Vizio will have a new GTV Blu-ray player and set-top box (as will Sony) - plus Vizio will have a line of GTV televisions.

    CES: Google TV Powers Sony, Vizio Blu-ray Players, Media Streamers - Search Engines - News & Reviews - eWeek.com (click for full article)

    "LAS VEGAS--Sony and Vizio introduced Blu-ray disc players and media streaming devices capable of delivering Google TV, the embattled Web TV software platform the search engine hopes to breathe new life into with the help of its OEM partners.

    Sony showed off the NSZ-GS7 Network Media Player and NSZ-GP9 Blu-ray disc player Jan. 9 at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show here. Vizio introduced the VBR430 3D Blu-ray player running Google TV, and the VAP430 Stream Player with Google TV, as well as a new line of Google TV-powered HDTVs for 2012."
     
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