dealslogitech revue with google tv + free 2-business…

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This is much better then the built in non Google TV i have seen. I have personally seen both and a Visio built in internet TV and the Logitech Review. The Review wins.

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My wife told me if I watch any more of Kevin Bacon I might just turn into him. crosses fingers

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GoogleTV is not ready for Prime Time. They're being blocked by most of the streaming content providers.

If you really want one of these streaming box thingies, go for the AppleTV, which is surprisingly only $99. 60% off and you get a product that works.

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To the above post: Apples are made to be eaten, not used.

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@rangerscott: Let's see your Angry Dance to see how you're coming along.

Here's the Flight of the Conchords version of the Bacon Angry Dance to inspire you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMjgSkfQPSY

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@turbinejesse: Face reality, fanboi. Not all Apple products are overpriced.

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@marcoselmalo: It may be one of their cheaper products but it's for a reason. AppleTV is pretty weak when it comes to performance and their GUI isn't that great... I would go with Boxee Box. You pay a little bit more, but their codec support trumps all other set-top boxes and is well worth it.

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@vituminx: Fair point. I've heard good things about Boxee. I've heard good things about other products as well. But the GoogleTV? I've heard bad to, at best, lukewarm things.

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Love my Roku. Nuff said. :-)

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and yes... Sadly, but true, Google TV is NOT ready for primetime. In fact they asked all the vendors to NOT DISPLAY IT at the upcoming CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Vegas. WOW!

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I've got one. Very poor video support (beta I know), laggy interface, limited to windows media player sharing and not network drives, browser speed is slow even when connected through Ethernet. Good thing I got it for free as a dev.

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Although when I first looked at these before they came out I thought man I will have to have that. Now that it's out and not getting good reviews I have better things to spend $300 on.

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@caffeine_dude: did you have any actual reasons for coming to this conclusion? worst post ever.

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Own it and love it. Its great for browsing the web, netflix and getting your content up on the tv. use it for podcasts, live streams, etc (TWIT FTW). Yes, its blocked by the major networks, but honestly, it makes no difference to me

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@nullx42: they actually fixed that in the update this week, i have a 1TB drive hooked up to it and it plays everything i throw at it

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Don't have any experience with this new item or with Apple TV but Roku does rock--easy to use and hookup! I just bought the XDS from Amazon and currently have the HD which is great too but just doesn't have wireless N capability.

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oh and the Roku XDS was only $79.99 from Amazon a couple days ago

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@thewagssgd: How many codecs does it support? Can you play ripped DVD VOB files? How does codec support compare to Boxee/XBMC?

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This thing cannot touch Boxee or XBMC for playback of local or network shared files. It's only useful for Netflix streaming, in which case you'd be better off getting a Roku. Google TV is absolutely not ready. We got one for free, and haven't found a way to make it useful yet.

Also, this is hardly a "deal". That's the normal list price.

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I have ripped DVDs with Handbreak and watch them on Revue over the network via Mediatomb. No Windows required.

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@marcoselmalo: Really, you can't link to FotC while I'm at work. People stare at me.

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GoogleTV > AppleTV

I have an Apple TV. The thing is truly and utterly UNUSABLE. Apple once again chose fashion over function and the controller makes typing to search for anything the most tedious process imaginable. Has anyone seen The Onion's sketch about the Apple Laptop with just a big wheel? Yeah, that about sums up AppleTV.

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Can the people who commented that they got a free Google TV box and stated that they don't like it please let me try it out! With all the bad reviews and whining about this product I would like to experience it first hand and see just how terrible it is. As a college student I have limited resources, most of which is spent on beer and/or pizza. Again, please send me the free google tv box you received so I can try it out, I promise, I mean promise I will send it back. Please email me at markaksamit@yahoo.com if you are willing to give away your Google TV box you despise so much. Oh yeah, if you don't like your Apple TV or other product I'm willing to try those out as well.

That is all.

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I am a beta tester for Google TV for Dish Network
The product is very good. After Feb it will have access to the Google App store and currently has excellent access to sites and functions. If you are a DISH customer it is the best way to search for shows and programs you want to view. It will store account information and as of Sunday it has the most awesome Netflix app in the App industry (I also use iPhone)
Happy Holidays

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@tp546: The Review can control Direct TV, Stereo from an ir blaster. Play media from a NAS, watch videos, Netflix, browse the web. The Vizio TV meh had some internet gadgets, and youtube. You did have the option to rent for 4 bucks or buy the movie for $20. Vizio TV $1500 for a 55" with 'internet' or you can get the 55" vizio for $1000 + the review for 250.
Price and feature win win.

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@markaksamit: If you get too many offers, please send one my way!

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@caffeine_dude: dude....check out boxee. Cheaper, more robust, and does everything you just listed, plus more (minus the dish-tv integration).

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Do people that aren't grandparents in recreational vehicles still use Dish TV?

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marcoselmalo Not sure where you live but here in Orlando you can get D-TV DISH or buy cable from BrightHouse. The later has an average of 300 hours of down time a year has the worst bandwidth of any high speed provider in central FL. They are also known for price raises annually. D-TV and Dish are on par to each other it depends on what type of programming one wants
Maybe where you live you have other options but generalizations about other areas is basically uneducated

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I received a free revue from Google and I have to say I'm happy. If I were to guess I'd say half the price is for the keyboard alone. The keyboard is amazing!

As far as the software goes, it is a bit laggy but it works. I don't ever use Hulu, or Network TV on the internet so I'm not really worried about those sites not being supported. What I do use it for is a UI for my cable tv (comcast) and for Netflix. If you don't have a cable or dish subscription I'd hold off on it.

When the app store opens up (next month I think?) and a boxee/xbmc app is created this will be even that more amazing. Right now I still use my HTPC for TV shows. I'm hoping that all changes once new apps show up.

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Hi my name is Jason I am a dish network employee and an internet junkie. I love everything to do with the internet and now with the Logitech revue, we can do it all from one spot if we chose to. Tweeters will tweet, Facebook-ians can play their games, and everyone can watch tv. If you love the internet and everything it has to offer, Google TV with Logitech revue is the way to go.