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Coming this fall: GoogleTV on Intel-powered Sony TVs

5/20/2010 05:00 PM EDT
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MIrandaSB
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MIrandaSB   1/26/2011 7:19:04 PM
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I love being able to use my Revue, its fantastic. I purchased mine from DISH, since I work there I knew when they were going to launch it. I ordered it the same day, and since then. Its the Bonnie to my Clyde. The set-up was super easy, and moving between the screens is super smooth. You have the option to watch picture in picture, and surf the net at the same time. Its worth it! (Its not so expensive with DISH BTW)

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MeirG   6/10/2010 10:56:13 AM
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Connecting our TV sets to the Internet can (and IMHO will) replace the neighboring video rental store. I am more than willing to pay for the contents on a per-view basis rather than paying a constant but nevertheless exorbitant fee to my Cable-TV operator. This could also help to cut out the blood-sucking middlemen, make it more profitable to the content creators and a little less expensive for the viewer. A win-win for both. And yes, Google, with its search engine (including keywords for the type of video you are looking for?), could mediate the two and profit too. Why not?

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John826   5/26/2010 5:46:37 PM
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Getting Google involved will only push the development and spread its acceptance faster and farther. I have been watching streaming internet content on my TV's for about a year now courtesy of the Netgear EVA9150 and the PlayonLabs software. I disconnected my cable TV, but kept the internet connection. I can get more content than I need, it is truly amazing. Everything connects via HDMI and and ethernet cable. The Netgear has a wireless feature but it gets choppy when you stream HD, the cable solves that proble. Check it out.... John

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zhgreader   5/26/2010 12:40:52 AM
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new combat on tv set.

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whizkidtn   5/24/2010 2:29:04 PM
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IMHO, you better have the service providers on board and pushing this to really penetrate the space and generate revenues.

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PWithington2   5/21/2010 11:01:48 AM
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The cable tv providers don't like this as it makes them operators of a data pipe and unable to derive revenues from content.

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CamilleK   5/21/2010 7:33:07 AM
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Mike & Rick, I, for one, applaud Google's efforts that will open up alternatives to the end-user who have no or little choice choices. I am concerned when cable providers gobble up content producers and broadcast networks. Google TV could restore some balance and media diversity. Call me radical, but this is the equalizer move we all could use to build a better medium for media. Oh and I do think Google Wave is defining what e-mail and messaging and collaborative communication should be. I tried it and it is terrific. Give it time to get established/fully deployed like gmail did.

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rick merritt   5/21/2010 5:19:48 AM
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Hi Mike, The value for us TV watchers is we can start accessing any video content (Web or broadcast) more easily, it's better navigation than today's EPGs and its a way to help use the TV screen as a photo viewer and player of mobile and Web apps. And yes, Google and Intel and others hope to make some money on it reaching more eyeballs.

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MikeSantarini   5/20/2010 8:35:38 PM
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Rick, I have some questions I'd like you to answer. Why do I and other consumers need this? What's the value add for this other than allowing google and intel to get into new markets? Google's already had a hand in shaking up print publishing (print ads/ ad dollars). Is this an attempt to try to do the same to broadcast (tv commercials)?

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rick merritt   5/20/2010 7:35:43 PM
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Will GoogleTV succeed where other Web TV efforts have largely failed?

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