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Will you buy Google TV?

Discussion in 'TV & Video' started by Rob, May 24, 2010.


When Google TV launches, will you buy it?

  1. Yes, I will buy an actual Sony Google TV for myself

    16 vote(s)
  2. Yes, I will buy an actual Sony Google TV as a gift

    0 vote(s)
  3. Yes, I will buy a Google TV box to plug into my existing TV

    90 vote(s)
  4. Yes, I will buy a Google TV box as a gift, to plug into existing TV

    0 vote(s)
  5. No, I will probably buy it but will play wait and see

    37 vote(s)
  6. No, I will not buy it

    8 vote(s)
  7. I am Steve Jobs.

    13 vote(s)
  1. Rob

    Rob Galaxy S20 Ultra
    Administrator Thread Starter

    It'll be interesting to see how this poll changes over time.

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  2. Phases


    I will be buying the logitech box for our home.

    Possible gifts in the future.
  3. BiGMERF

    BiGMERF Extreme Android User

    wait and see for me right now. I have 2 fairly new tv's right now...
  4. Phases


    So do I, which is why I won't be buying a TV with it built in, I'll just get the Logitech box or the Sony BR player and give my current one away.
  5. BiGMERF

    BiGMERF Extreme Android User

    give your current one away? hmmmm, you the man! if i did get the BR, I would just put the other in my bedroom. Im just afraid of the astronomical prices that may acompany a player with all the capabilities and wifi.. maybe a PS3 would be a better choice with hopefully a firmware upgrade that includes android

    So how are things anyway , phases. better?
  6. Justaddh30

    Justaddh30 Newbie

    I'd love to get a Sony HDTV that is 3D-enabled and Google TV enabled this Christmas.
  7. Larkin Vain

    Larkin Vain Lurker

    I will buy a google tv device for my existing 42" lcd tv. :)
  8. Have they said anything about a price range for the logitech box? That will be the deciding factor for me.
  9. Jaguox

    Jaguox Newbie

    Actually, that would be awesome. I know Sony recently caused a huge uproar by disabling the "Install other OS" feature that many people had used to install Linux, but if that could be cracked to install Android/Google TV it would definitely be a preferable (and maybe free) way to use GoogleTV. I currently use netflix with my PS3, and I'm all for doing the most with as few devices as possible.
  10. Justaddh30

    Justaddh30 Newbie

    I doubt PS3 will be cracked/hacked, especially to the point of installing Google TV, although I'd love to be wrong or see Sony implement it.

    But I get your point about doing with fewer devices. The first thought that ran through my mind with Google TV was "can't I achieve most of this with a DVI cable?" As it stands I output video, games, and web content to my TV with my computer and switch inputs to cable when I want to watch TV.

    However, as was stated during the Google TV unveiling, it's all about not having to push the 'input' button on the TV remote. This is why I'd like to have an HDTV that integrates Google TV so I can have the best of both worlds, all the functionality and integration without an extra device.
  11. Zenze

    Zenze Well-Known Member

    Google TV is interesting, in the meantime I'm going to try out Boxee. It actually seems like it will be able to do most of what I want to do and I can install it onto a computer I already have.
  12. Shadzy

    Shadzy Lurker

    I will buy the Sony Google TV. Im in need of a new large TV and this would seem the best way forward :D
  13. Chroma

    Chroma Android Enthusiast

    I've wanted up upgrade from my 32" Samsung LCD for a while, I just need to see some quality-for-price from Sony.
  14. Roadblock

    Roadblock Well-Known Member

    I really don't know much about Google TV but as someone who has never paid Netflix any other online delivery method, if you have to "pay" for Google TV, probably not.

    Every DVD, Blueray etc is already out there on torrent sights and TV, heck, I have a dozen different torrent RRS feeds, I come home from work and find high-def shows waiting on my computer already. With no crappy ads either!
  15. gapstone

    gapstone Lurker

    Yeah, and so does every person in the world, but only the very smart, and or ambitious ones will be able to do that in the upcoming future. ISPs are putting the crack down on that. You probaly wont go to jail, but you wont be able to get internet in the future. It will be reported like a credit record, and all ISPs will be required to investigate before they give you access to the internet if you have already been shut off due to P2P illegal downloads. Use Peerblock, and dont download brand new movies. Chances are VERY high (Like 95% of the tv shows you download) are on an Amazon cloud server, which means your ISP will be getting your IP address on a delevery ticket with a fine. The ISP will unload you like yesterdays chinese lunch.

    SO, I think it will be a very happy welcome to get a tv service that is legit via internet. Even if it does cost a few bucks or has a few adds. The internet is so full of tight wads basterds, its like everybody wants something for nothing as soon as they log on to a computer. This is our worlds future economy. Grow up and be a patriot, not a theif.
  16. Lepodo

    Lepodo Newbie

    Hmm, I like the overall concept of google tv, but i think it will end up like apple said it would, a failure, just like apple tv. they never really hit off, and companies like foxtel and skytv will continue to dominate the television market. just my opinion. ;)
  17. SoFLO

    SoFLO Guest

    I won't buy it now (going to be pumping in money upgrading our entertainment experience later this year) but I'm interested in seeing how it turns out. Maybe down the road.
  18. iTyler

    iTyler Newbie

    That depends. There are rumors that Apple might be cooking up a new Apple TV, so I want to wait and see both devices, as much as I love Google and Android, I'll buy the device I think is best... If I do buy a Google TV, it'll just be a box to plus into my existing TV.
  19. PleaseBreathe

    PleaseBreathe Newbie

    Google TV sounds great but I'll have to see how it pans out. I don't subscribe to cable service so it would only benefit me by expanding my Internet TV experience beyond what my Roku box provides. I hope it turns out as good as everyone is hoping.
  20. Definitely buying the Logitech Revue for my Samsung 42" as soon as it is available!
  21. I voted that I will buy a Sony Google TV, but it depends on several factors.

    I am for sure waiting to pull the trigger on buying a nice tv until Google TV launches. I want to see how they are spec'd and what the pricing will be like before I will 100% commit to a Sony/Google combo.

    I am not a die hard Sony fan though, in fact, I have been displeased with some of their (non tv-related) products on more than one occasion. I am however a die hard Logitech fan and have never been disappointed by their products and I have(had) quite a few.

    So I guess I will wait and see. Either way I imagine regular televisions will get a fairly significant price chop when the Google TV and Internet televisions become more popular. This is reason in itself for me to wait. For now, my 24" will have to do...
  22. sadiepaige01

    sadiepaige01 Guest

    I am not sure but Google is opening up the Google TV platform to developers to allow them to create new applications. In addition, existing Android applications not requiring phone capabilities will be able to run directly on the Google TV platform.
  23. fjdouse

    fjdouse Newbie

    I voted no. Maybe I'm a luddite but I've absolutely no interest in having a Google box connected to my TV, I'd never use it.
  24. hero_hont

    hero_hont Newbie

    hello guys.
    I thinks I don't buying it. Google demoed a broken piece of equipment which didn’t even work for them, and they have a broken business model. The only real money they’ll make is by selling your user data to the federal government.\

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  25. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    Think back 10 years ... see any changes? Is anyone still using floppys? Nope. Yeah ... change is inevitable with hiccups along the way. If it works it will sell, and you can select what YOU want to watch, and eventually we'll all be using it.

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