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5/9/2011 02:17 PM EDT
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JLS
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JLS   5/13/2011 6:23:43 PM
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I agree. With the loss of Apple, Samsung has the motivation to do something big, even if it is just to rub apple's nose in it. That is a big loss to make up.

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elctrnx_lyf   5/10/2011 5:12:28 PM
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Google is trying the strong hand this time. And sure samsung can be a right candidate for the partnership. We would probably listen lot of interesting news after the Google I/O.

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goafrit   5/10/2011 1:56:34 PM
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This could be the end of TV as we know it. It all depends on content and we are here to see. Samsung is having a fun time, let them ride it very well.

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mflynn56   5/10/2011 6:15:25 AM
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Samsung has established a comprehensive application platform for it's Smart TV platform. It would be interesting if they move to support GoogleTV as well.

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kdboyce   5/10/2011 2:59:35 AM
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Don't forget that Apple is having a fallout with Samsung to some degree, and it could just be opportunistic for Google and Samsung to get together on something in Apple's space.

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chanj0   5/9/2011 9:07:52 PM
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Using a PC to do simple word processing may be a challenge to some people. Techies or people having engineering background may find build a PC to watch TV is easy. However, most people would rather invest money instead of time and effort. I can see the value of TV. I am still curious of what GoogleTV is bringing to the table.

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selinz   5/9/2011 7:58:44 PM
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Samsung has it's own media hub which is too expensive at this point (basically a way to purchase overpriced movies in low res). It does give them streaming hooks, however. And Netflix has been dragging their butt on Android. I could see Samsung offering Google TV on their phones and tablets. If I had that option I would drop Netflix and pick this up, assuming comparable pricing. They can leverage the entire Android market now if Google TV has pricing comparable to Netflix.

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Bert22306   5/9/2011 7:52:33 PM
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Thing is, I have a PC dedicated to my TV-audio system, it's really easy to use to get any streaming media on my TV system. So quite frankly, I can't figure out why GoogleTV or AppleTV have any following at all. Who needs these specialty schemes at all? Try it for yourselves. On any PC or Mac, set up your favorites (or bookmarks), and then see how very simple it is to navigate between these sites and access the streaming media, without ever having to touch the keyboard. Using the mouse is no more difficult than using a typical TV remote, is it? So, once you've set up the favorites, you're done using the keyboard. I find it hard to buy this idea that GoogleTV can make the experience so much easier than what I just described. When setting such a system up in your entertainment center, use the TV as PC monitor, and use a wireless mouse to "do the walking." Just move the mouse on the couch next to you. It's quite simple. Most flat panel TVs these days have RGB inputs and mini-phone analog stereo audio, as well as HDMI inputs. All PCs pretty much have RGB and stereo audio built into the motherboard, and HDMI available with PCI adapters. So it's easy to set up, easy to use, and totally flexible. Meaning, you can even get e-mail and browse any web site, on this setup.

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Athlor   5/9/2011 7:18:52 PM
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With all the free and paid streaming video sites online, to have it all under a standardized simple tv-like interface would be worthy accomplishment.

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chanj0   5/9/2011 4:36:11 PM
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The previous launch of GoogleTV with Logitech and Sony doesn't seem to stir enough interest. What makes Google and Samsung believe this launch will attract enough attention? As a consumer, do you find browsing the web via your TV be useful? On the other hands, what application would you want to do via your TV other than watching news, shows and movies?

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