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12-25-2010, 05:33 PM #21
No surprise here it was rushed for the holiday season. Its what goodle gets for using its customers as live beta testers.
Almost all reviews said it was not ready for prime time, and at $300 well they simply could not sell the cost.
Hopefully, this will come back.
12-25-2010, 07:43 PM #22
12-25-2010, 07:53 PM #23
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12-25-2010, 08:25 PM #24
I actually love my Logitech Revue, but there are some critical problems that need to addressed ASAP. 1) It needs to be able to communicate with your DVR or, at the very least, your online DVR management. If it's not aware of what you have recorded, and can't directly schedule recordings, it's TV usefulness is seriously limited. 2) It absolutely has to hit the $100 price point, or $150 at the high end. Personally, the DVR integration is a big enough deal that I'm switching from U-Verse to Dish. With that ironed out, GoogleTV will be epic.
12-25-2010, 09:31 PM #25
12-25-2010, 10:05 PM #26
Apple TV is making a comeback!
12-25-2010, 10:15 PM #27
12-25-2010, 11:16 PM #28
12-26-2010, 12:11 AM #29
The other half is that it's not simply plug and play.
Google TV provides a much better "technology" and solves a real problem (easily finding content on cable, for example) but it's not something anyone can just plug in and use.
Google TV is something best suited for set-top box integration or enthusiasts until there is a way to integrate it into an existing environment easier.
With Cable I might be able to see what I want, sometime, hopefully now, IF I can find it on now, or maybe later... did I record it? Hmm, how do I get to that on demand section on Cable? Etc, etc. It's a challege.
With Netflix and Hulu I get it now and with AppleTV (or HTPCs, or PS3s, etc etc) I get it now and easily. Instant gratification.
Something the Cable Companies better understand quick or die.
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12-26-2010, 12:35 AM #30
12-26-2010, 03:59 AM #31
iTV and GoodleTV are both ghey in my opinion. They don't DO anything. I run a G5 to my TV. HUNDREDS of movies. THOUSANDS of songs. And a full computer that can be controlled via wireless mouse from my couch, PROFICIENTLY. Something the Sony GoogleTVs FAIL at sooooo bad. Those PS controller looking remotes are pieces of totally unusable sh!t. iTV is crap IMO because it requires a jailbreak to stream MY video collection, all because Steve wants a few bucks from me. It's locked down, has a LAME HD, and basically zero features. (What? Music pictures and movie rentals?) CoughNetflixCoughXboxCough. Between my G5, Xbox, PC and PS3, if iTV or GoogleTV wants a spot in my house, they'd better learn to give me tugjobs and cook breakfast.iPhone 4 to Android directly back to iPhone 4. I learned my lesson and will never leave iOS again.
12-26-2010, 05:41 AM #32
Yeah well not all of us pirate everything.
Even if you did buy all these so-called hundreds of films and thousands of songs, not all of us are rich trolls with nothing better to do with our lives.
12-26-2010, 06:00 AM #33
The guy is right, Apple is a smart firm. Whether you like their products or not doesn't really matter. They thrive at the moment so you can't really question their ways.We're all just toymakers in the game of life.
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12-26-2010, 06:06 AM #34
Don't hate, princess. Ain't nothin "so-called" about em. And you say I have nothing better to do because you don't have em. If you did, you'd like it. I'm not rich. Just a hard workin dude with a GED. And I'm not trollin. Just stating my personal opinion on two devices I think are total trash. MY opinion. Not yours.
Meanwhile, isn't there a queen for you to save? Tea to drink? Crumpets to do whatever it is you do with crumpets?
^That's trollin, baby girl.iPhone 4 to Android directly back to iPhone 4. I learned my lesson and will never leave iOS again.
12-26-2010, 09:17 AM #35
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12-26-2010, 10:12 AM #36
Maybe it's cause outside of MMi, I've never heard of the Google TV, but I hear about the Apple TV all the time. It's all about marketingName? whereswaldo
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12-26-2010, 10:20 AM #37
Strange, this is the first I've really heard of Google TV. I may have heard it mentioned a couple times, but I didn't know it was out to market (and I have about 20 tech sites as my homepage RSS feed through iGoogle). Maybe that's the problem - people don't know about it.
Either way, Apple TV sales are pretty dismal, too. It seems like Google mistakenly thought there was money in this field. I only feel sorry for Gigabyte in all this, they're a good company, but even then my sympathy only goes so far for such a risky move.
12-26-2010, 11:22 AM #38
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