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Google TV by Sony Revealed-Exclusive First Photos

September 28th, 2010 · 8 Comments · Connected TVs, LED LCD Flat Panels, News

Updated 9/29/10

(September 28, 2010) Best Buy conducted its holiday preview press event today in New York City.  Included among the hot items for the fourth quarter  was the first Google HDTV, the Sony NSX-46GT1. HD GURU received a quick demo and snapped these exclusive photos.

The Sony NSX-46GT1 features a slim depth and appears to use LED edge lighting.  It has a chrome plated stand and a white back. The screen is 46″ diagonal (we expect other screen sizes to be offered). The Google demo utilized  (Update) a wireless USB Internet dongle a flash drive loaded with photos of screen simulations  connected to the rear jack pack. However, the Sony TV next to it had live working Google TV functionality and it was verified by the Google spokesperson taking our requests to go to specific websites and demonstrate other functions ,  (see photo after break).

In addition to the streaming content,  you can surf the Internet via Google’s Chrome browser controlled by Sony’s remote (not demoed) or an iPhone or Android smart phone, according to the Google spokesperson.

Other functionality includes a TV search. Type in the name of the program and the time and channel appears on the screen. When “Football” was entered in the program search box the games schedule with day, time and channel come up on the screen. Google was using a Dish Network receiver for the demo, though it is designed to work with all cable, phone and satellite providers .

The first photo shows some of the TVs streaming services available on the new Sony, below a screen view of the Google home page (on another demo TV using a prototype stand alone Google TV box). You can surf the net while watching a TV program via a window in the lower right hand corner.

Google previously announced a stand-alone box for existing HDTVs to be offered by Logitech, however they have not provide a release date.

Sony is expected to demo a new Blu-ray player with built-in Google TV on October 12th, 2010 at its press event in New York City. Stay tuned.

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8 Comments so far ↓

  • Sarah

    If you have tried the Google TV you’ll see it’s great. I just purchased the Google TV from DISH. I get to watch TV or switch over and browse the web. I can play games, watch YouTube videos and even check my emails. I got the Google TV for $179.00 and with DISH there is only a $4.00 integration fee. As an employee with DISH I have to say this is the best out there next to our TV everywhere.

  • agus

    nice post, and great article… double impact..

  • jay

    @ No
    Man you have to think clearly.
    All tv’s will have this by next year.
    Sony is just the first to get it.
    Cable receivers will have it aswell, and so will satellite receivers.
    It will be everywhere in the us that is..

  • P11D

    First commenter certainly works for Microsoft!

  • No

    GIVEN GOOGLE’S VERY SUSPICIOUS PERSONAL INFORMATION DATA COLLECTION AND STORAGE, I WILL NOT BE BUYING A SONY IN 2011 AS PREVIOUSLY PLANNED.

    A QUICK INTERNET SEARCH ON THEIR ORIGINS AND PRACTICES SHOULD MAKE ANYONE A BIT CAUTIOUS. SEE “SCROOGLE” WEBSITE.

  • I Don't Get It

    I’m kinda confused what it does that my 52″ LCD tv doesn’t. I have PIP so I can watch a channel while browsing the web already. I think this is another situation of branding something that exists but has no label such as podcast and blog.

  • Joe Smith

    Dude, I’m so stoked for this. I think the guys behind this have their act together, and are really trying to bring a lot of progress to watching television. AppleTV looks cool, but is nothing to what this hopes to provide, personal opinion.

  • psychoace

    This is the largest sized screen that’s in production right now. They are making a 32in and 40in and that’s it for now. If you expect larger then you have to wait. I temped at there distribution warehouse a couple of weeks ago. They already have plenty of these tv’s in stock and ready to ship if they haven’t already.

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