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Looking into Sony's NSZGT1

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  1. Justin1989

    Justin1989 New Member

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    Hello Everyone,

    I have recently been looking into the only devices which come with Google TV. The Logitech Revue and also the Sony NSZGT1. While the revue looked like it would be a great device due to its qwerty keyboard and sleek look, I realized they are discontinuing the device. This left me with my only other option, provided by Sony. I have read multiple reviews (November 2010 are usual dates) and unfortunately am left stuck in the air. I have also read quite a few user remarks here on the forums about the new updates, etc. My main concern is have a lot of the "jitters" disappeared from updates? I do understand the Sony remote is not the best; but I can live with that. I have been a major fan of the Android Operating System and if this device works as I would hope; I would love to add it to the collection of devices I already have. I am looking for opinions from recent purchasers, or long time users. I am very tech savvy; with an easy learning curve for any device I come by.

    Any opinions are greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
     
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    ctgtvuser New Member

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    I think its a great device for any system where the user, techie or not, wants instant e-net or wifi access to web content, interesting apps, music, games, home networking functions ... and of course, great quality TV, both network and non-network. I have had my GT1 since last Christmas, where I traded up for a newly purchased but mostly dysfunctional LG blu-ray that wouldn't connect to my network - and I've never regretted that trade. When I brought the Sony home, it was pretty seamless to incorporate and I didn't go through the myriad of setup and connection issues you've seen posted over the months. My cable/internet provider is Comcast and I play my sound through an older Bose system via optical cable and HDMI to my older 780p DLP. True web some content is blocked ... but for me its more the exception than the rule. Web content is out there and you just need to look for it. Early problems with "jittery" screens have been resolved with regular updates that are pushed to Sony's devices automatically and the latest completely new system version and look along with Android Market access is fantastic - it was like getting a new unit. Given the device is selling at Best Buy for $299 or less, I'd make the plunge ... I think you'll find it a great way to spend your tech savvy time playing around with features, web content, and other fun ways to waste your time. In fact, I've even purchased a 32" Sony GTV 1080p LED now for our Master Bedroom ... its a great way to start and end the day, if TV is part of your options. Sony has been a good consumer brand over the years and I think will stand by its reputation on this product line along with Googles spirited entry into our living room.
     
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    thats the one i have. It's easy to use. the remote is better then the computer keyboard the revue has and without the glitches like the revue. you hold the left scroll to go up and down. right trigger to zoom I use it everyday and batteries last like 2 months. oh and blueray. check to see if theres a newer version of this google box. make sure u set privacy and safety = safe search or else you get porn thumbnails while searching for videos.
     
  4. Justin1989

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    Thanks for the replies everyone. I am sure I will get a Google TV device; as much as I like the Sony more than the Revue, I am still more fascinated by the Logitech keyboard/remote. However none the less, these Sony devices are selling for $180 at Best Buy. I might have to pick one up sometime.
     
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    I bought this yesterday at the Sony Store at the outlet mall. They had refurbished units for $129 or new units for $159 for Black Friday. This is my first Blu-Ray player, so at those prices the Google TV features are a bonus. For now I just have the NSZGT1 connected to a 55" Samsung LCD TV and my wireless network with no HDMI input for watching live TV and no A/V receiver. I have played a Blu-Ray movie and streamed videos from Netflix and Amazon. I'm happy with this device so far. Before, I had to attach my iPad for watching Netflix on my TV, but the TV has a built-in app for Amazon.

    I'm not used to the controller yet, but I was baffled at the store. It has an optical sensor that detects how you move your thumb over it, so you control the mouse pointer that way. Considering Sony's experience with game controller design, I find this controller confusing. With game controllers, you normally use the direction controls with your left thumb and select with your right thumb. The NSZGT1 controller has basically 2 independent controls with a 5-way on the left and the optical sensor/click button on the right.

    One thing that's disappointing is that the device doesn't read data discs with media files on them. I thought this was basically a standard feature on disc players by now. Even the cheap DVD player I bought at Linens-and-Things many years ago could read data discs and some media formats and codecs.
     
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    you'll get used to the control fast.
     

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