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  1. CatfishRivers

    CatfishRivers Well-Known Member

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    I'm making this post for links to sellers of GTV hardware. Please feel free to post additional GTV hardware sources if I miss some.

    1) Tiger Direct has refurbished Logitech Revue for $99 Logitech 996-000104 Revue With Google TV - Web Browser, Internet Apps, Companion Box, Intuitive Keyboard, Built-in Expandability (Refurbished) at TigerDirect.com


    2) Tiger Direct also has Revue camera and mini-controller: Search Results for Logitech Revue at TigerDirect.com


    3) Tiger Direct has the refurbished Logitech Revue bundle (Logitech Revue plus Revue camera) for $149.99: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1728996&CatId=3675


    4) Walmart has the Sony GTV Blu-Ray for $299.99: Sony Blu-Ray Player Powered By Google, NSZ-GT1 - Walmart.com


    5) Dell has the Sony GTV Blu-Ray for $298: SONY CORPORATION NSZ-GT1 GOOGLE Internet TV Wi-Fi Blu-ray Disc Player : TVs - Flat Screen HDTVs & Accessories | Dell


    6) Best Buy has the Sony GTV Blu-Ray in stock: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/searchpage.jsp;jsessionid=CE8A01E32243E5AAE075CEB13F65860F.bbolsp-app03-34?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&_dynSessConf=-2667567598444112960&id=pcat17071&type=page&st=Google+TV&sc=Global&cp=1&nrp=15&sp=&qp=&list=n&iht=y&usc=All+Cate
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    7) Amazon has new, used, and refurbished Logitech Revues (from third party resellers) at various prices: http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Companion-Google-Keyboard-Controller/dp/B0040QE98O


    8) Amazon has new and used Sony GTV Blu-Ray (from third party resellers). The new Blu-Rays run about $300 and I saw a used one for $220. Plus they have a small selection of mostly used Sony GTV televisions: http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&keywords=Sony Google TV&rh=i:aps,k:Sony Google TV&page=1


    9) The Sony web site has their GTV Blu-Ray in stock for $299: http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/st...551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&partNumber=NSZGT1


    10) Amazon has the new 47 in. LG GTV television listed for sale. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0074WVYWA...e=asn&creative=395093&creativeASIN=B0074WVYWA


    11) J&R has the 47in. & 55in. LG GTV televisions in stock: http://www.jr.com/product/productListing.jsp?Ntt=+Google&N=3546


    12) Logitech Revue on Ebay: http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...evue+with+google+tv&_sacat=See-All-Categories


    13) Sony Google TV on Ebay (currently only the GTV Blu-Ray is offered): http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw...tech+revue+with+google+tv&_osacat=0&_from=R40


    14) Circuit City has refurbished Logitech Revues: http://www.circuitcity.com/applications/SearchTools/search.asp?keywords=logitech+revue


    15) NewEgg has refurbished Logitech Revues for $86.99 plus free shipping: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...NodeId=1&Description=Logitech+Revue&x=16&y=15
     
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    Maybe instead of "new" we should call them "unrefurbished"! :) "New" sounds so...second generation.

    And now, on a random note: I was at a friend's house yesterday, and spotted their Revue (refurb, Amazon) -- we must have spent 2 hours, checking out apps and me demonstrating all the useful tips and tricks I learned here. We agreed afterward that (with expectations at a reasonable level) it really is a wonderful device.

    -Matt
     
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    Yeah I had heard something to that effect. Anyway if anyone was thinking of buying a Revue - IMO the NEW Revues are a better deal because they come with the full 1 year warranty. Refurbished Revues come with a much shorter warranty (although an extended warranty can be purchased for an additional fee in most cases).


    I have been happy with my Revue for the most part - which I purchased new 17 months ago for $249. However I recently ran into a snag in which my Revue won't download the new 3.2 update. According to Logitech support this just "occurs" on a certain number of Revues (no definitive explanation was given as to why) and they say there is no fix.. Logitech has offered to send me a refurbished replacement Revue in exchange for my current Revue. I'm beyond my 1-year warranty so I'll see what happens. (My Revue is still working good with the 3.1 update).


    Even though the Revue is only $99 I'm not inclined to purchase another (as a spare) - but would rather buy one of the new GTV boxes from Sony or Vizio when they come out. (Even though the new Sony GTV Box is $199). The one thing about the new upcoming GTV boxes that I'm not a fan of - is the tiny buttons on the smaller remotes are not optimal for doing much typing. The keyboard on the Revue was ideal IMO.
     
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    I saw the problems you've been having with the update and I've been keeping my fingers crossed. It seems really unfair -- you're a great asset to the forum and if anyone deserves a smooth and easy update it's you (and revue5!). I am also curious to see how the new hardware performs, and more importantly, how aggressively/meekly Google supports/promotes it!

    -Matt
     
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    Not sure if this is new news or what exactly this is as I've never heard of it, but the main unit looks a lot like a Revue (perhaps Logitech sold the Revue technology to someone else to recoup some of their investment???) but I spotted this on the WalMart site this morning (Out of Stock online but may be available in-store)
    CrystalView Google Android Smart TV Media Center with HDMI
    Buy from Walmart

    Online
    $249.00



    Out of stock online








    Item Description
    The CrystalView Google Android Smart TV Media Center with HDMI puts you in control of all types of media formats from the comfort of your easy chair! Turn your television into a multi-function entertainment and watch movies, surf the web, email, play games and more. The Home Media Center remote makes it easy to navigate to all of your favorite websites. The included remote sends messages in a snap with its QWERTY keyboard. The Home Media Center makes it easy to listen to all types of music, view home videos and share photos with your friends without sitting in front of a computer. With built-in SD card slot and three USB ports, you can easily upload personal media files. The Wireless remote control unlocks all of the Home Media Center's features. You can download thousands of Apps using the built-in AppsLib store. Simply set up an account and you're ready to go. Games, social networking, news, shopping and many more apps can be downloaded directly to the media center.

    CrystalView Google Android Smart TV Media Center with HDMI:
    • SD card slot
    • 3 x USB ports
    • Ethernet port for wired Internet connection
    • HDMI port
    • Smartphone style slide out QWERTY keyboard on remote
    • Touch pad with cursor and multi-touch mode on remote
    • Operating system: Google Android 2.3
    • 1.2GHz processor
    • System RAM: DDR III 512MB
    • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
    • HDMI output up to 1080p
    • Includes 4' HDMI cable[​IMG]
     
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    The CrystalView Google TV setbox is apparantly available at multiple sources, here it is at Amazon for $349 (probably not selling very many at that price!)
    While similar in shape to the Revue this unit has 3 USB ports and an SD Card slot, possibly only 1 HDMI port (out), and a very different remote control from the Revue.
     
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    I believe this is "android TV" and not the official Google TV platform. A big hint is that the CrystalView box currently runs android 2.3. As such - being android TV (and Not Google TV) means it does not have the HDMI overlays and interaction with a TV source like the official Google TV platform does.

    There are a lot of different kinds (brands) of these "android TV devices" - currently all coming from China. Some erroneously claim to be Google TV. I've seen some different models for less than $100.

    Ironically android TV is turning out to be a real competitor to Google TV - and IMO is only causing market confusion and fragmentation.
     
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