Pros Sony?s Google TV box converted my idiot SAMSUNG TV into Intelligent TV. Remote works great. Changing channel, volume, mouse, typing works great. While browsing Channel +/- button works as Page up/Down!! Web browsing while watching TV works great.
Cons No games yet and limited apps available. Can?t download any thing. Sony please provide me option to upload/download files. Most frustrating part was Youtube.com/leanback bookmark. Don?t select youtube.com/leanback. While browsing can?t go forward.
Summary Once I took it out of box within 30 minutes I finished installation and started using it. In setup process it asks you to all the info and then does software updates. Then you need enter all setup info again.
Remote works great. Changing channel, volume, mouse, typing works great. While browsing Channel +/- button works as Page up/Down!!
Web browsing while watching TV works great. If you open Excel attachment in gmail it uses google docs. Can?t download any thing. Sony please provide me option to upload/download files.
Performance and Speed is really good. As soon as I put DVD into blu ray disk, before I could reach my remote to change device DVD started playing on TV. Great feature Sony!!
Search is really nice. You can do it while watching TV.
Creating and Deleting bookmarks is simple. Created Bookmarks for all favorite channels and websites.
Cons: No games yet and very limited apps available. But I know they are on the way once android market opens up for Google TV.
Can?t download any thing. Sony please provide me option to upload/download files.
While browsing you can go back to previous site but can?t go forward. Sony please provide that feature. It?s an opportunity for App Developer to provide such user friendly feature.
Most frustrating part was Youtube.com/leanback bookmark. 1st time when I open youtube app, I selected Youtube leanback. The problem with leanback is it shows all crappy vides at the background when you open youtube app again. I don?t want to show such video?s to my kids. I tried to update that bookmark, but couldn?t do it. Tried to delete cookies of it but did not found anything. Deleted bookmark and recreated it but still it kept default setting as youtube leanback. After lot of frustration I restore factory setting and did all setup again. Recreated all bookmarks again. This time I made sure that I say ?No Thankyou? to youtube leanback. Don?t select youtube.com/leanback.
Summary: Sony and Google kept there promise. Apps market will bring revolution on TV platform.
Pros DVD playback (bluray), Adobe Flash Support, Remote Control, updates to include Hulu, etc... Android Marketplace in 2011!!
Cons Only if you're scared of Google having this much more of your info should you be concerned. (But let's face it -- everyone else has it too, including MS, Apple, and Facebook.)
Summary Love Love Love the device. Can see all TV delivered this way! This is the killer device.
Love the Google integration! Love the full internet! Love the ease of use.
Pros Neat looking Remote & Blueray player all for $100 more than the Logitech Revue
Cons Thumbs operation doesn't work well or at all, can't sync up to my RCN Tivo, Samsung TV and Pionner AVR.
Summary What a wasted concept. I'd rather now get a Tivo Slide. I am happier hooking up my macbook to my tv and doing things that way. Returning the item back to best buy today. This concept was not executed well at all and sony rushed it. You will see lots of negative posts on this product and believe me it is real. I had to do setup twice and the whole process is terrible wasted over 1hr on this crap.
Pros flexible with using the television or DVD.
Cons Lack of firmware updating.
Pros 1. Android Honeycomb and Market access
2. Good Blu-ray player, but PS3 is better
3. You can root it and side load apps
4. Chrome browser is great
5. Love the keyboard (unlike most others)
Cons 1. Some websites are blocked for Google TV
2. Power hungry, when on.
3. Developer interest is not as much as I expected.