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Google TV Setup: Logitech Revue & Sony Internet TV Users

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  1. Rickaren

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    How to Set Up Google TV



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    Google TV is an internet television and web app platform designed by Google for third-party hardware, including set-top television boxes and internet connected TVs. There are currently a limited number of hardware options available for the platform, including the Logitech Revue set-top box, the Sony Internet TV Blu-ray TV Box, and the Sony Internet TV. This article will guide you through the process of setting up your new Google TV for your hardware of choice.




    Steps


    Logitech Revue Users


    • 1
      Unpack the contents of the Logitech Revue packaging. The box should include the Logitech Revue Companion Box, the Logitech Keyboard Controller, power cord and power supply, IR mini blaster, and HDMI cable.

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    • Connect the cables.

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      • Connect the included HDMI cable from the “HDMI In” port on your Logitech companion box to your set top box (STB). (Your setup box is typically the hardware used to receive your digital cable subscription).
      • Also connect the power cable from the companion box’s “Power” port to your wall outlet or power source.
      • Connect the HDMI cable from your box’s “HDMI Out” port to the HDMI port on your HDTV. If you want to use an Audio-Video Receiver (AVR), connect the HDMI cable from the “HDMI Out” port on the companion box to the HDMI port on your AVR. You can then connect your TV via an HDMI cable from the “HDMI Out” port on your AVR to the “HDMI In” port on your TV.

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      • You can optionally connect the companion box to an internet modem via the “Ethernet” port using an Ethernet cable. Alternatively, you can use a Wi-Fi connection using a local network.
    • 3
      Turn power on all of the devices. Also slide the power switch on your Logitech Keyboard Controller to “ON”.

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    • 4
      To set up accessories such as the Logitech TV Cam, connect it via the USB port on the back of the Logitech companion box and follow the onscreen instructions.

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      Follow the onscreen instructions to set up your display, network, location, Google account, TV broadcast provider, and connected devices and accessories.

    Sony Internet TV Blu-ray Player TV Box Users


    • 1
      Unpack the contents of the Sony Internet TV Blu-ray TV Box packaging. The packaging should include the Internet TV Blu-ray TV Box, Keypad, 2 AA batteries, HDMI cable, IR Blaster cable, AC power cord, AC adapter, and documentation.
    • 2
      Connect the HDMI cable from the “HDMI IN” port on your TV box to the “HDMI OUT” port on the Internet TV Box.

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      • Alternatively, you can instead connect the Internet TV Box to your AV Receiver that is connected to your TV via an HDMI cable.
    • 3
      Connect an HDMI cable (not included) from the “HDMI IN” port on the Internet TV box to the “HDMI OUT” port on your Cable or Satellite Box.

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      Connect your cable or satellite box to your router using a LAN cable. You can alternatively use a wireless connection by setting it up later during the onscreen instructions.

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      Connect the IR Blaster cable to the Internet TV box and place it next to the remote sensor on your cable or satellite box.

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    • 6
      Connect the Internet TV Box to your router or modem using a LAN cable. You can alternatively connect wireless via WiFi during the onscreen instructions later.

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      Connect the TV to a power source such as your wall outlet using the provided AC adapter and AC power cord. Change the input selector on your TV until the signal from the TV Box appears on your screen. You should see the Sony start up logo or the first onscreen instruction.

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      Press the “on/standby” button on the TV box to turn it on and follow the onscreen instructions to complete the setup process.

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    Sony Internet TV Users


    • 1
      Unpack the contents of the Sony Internet TV packaging. The box should include the Internet TV, Keypad, IR Blaster cable, AC power cord, 2 AA batteries, and the Table-Top Stand, cable cover, and documentation.
    • 2
      If you are using a wired connection, connect your TV to your router or modem using a LAN cable. If you want to use a WiFi connection, you can set it up during the onscreen instructions later on.

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      Connect the HDMI cable from the HDMI port on the Sony Internet TV to the HDMI port on your cable or satellite box. Connect the IR Blaster cable to the TV and place it next to the remote sensor of your cable or satellite box.

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      You can optionally connect other devices such as an AV Receiver using an optically digital cable or IR blaster cable, or devices such as Blu-ray players and game consoles using an HDMI cable or IR receiver.

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    • 5
      Connect the Sony Internet TV to a power source such as a wall outlet and press the “on/standby” button to turn it on.

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      Insert the two included AA batteries in the keypad.

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      Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the setup process.

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    Tips


    • Write down the model and make of your AVR, STB, and TV as well as the port they utilize on your Logitech Companion box. You will need this information during the onscreen setup process.







    Things You’ll Need


    • A Sony Internet TV or…
    • A Logitech Revue and compatible HDTV or Sony Internet Blu-ray player and compatible HDTV.
    • Broadband internet connection.
    • Cable or satellite box





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  2. sprank1

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    Good information, but I have one question -
    Why include the link to "how to use the Google Chrome Web Store"? When I tried to go to the web store with my Google TV, I got a message saying my device was not supported yet and I should visit the site from a computer running google chrome.

    So - I am guessing that the web store apps will not work with the Google TV version of Chrome. OR ... amd I doing something wrong?

    :)
     
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    There were several advertising Links on that site that I deleted before posting. I suspect that was one of them I failed to remove, since there were "Using Google" computer Links, there too. Maybe a Link for future use on GTV, maybe not?
     

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