Sony Internet TV with Google TV
Strictly speaking the Sony Internet TV is not a media server nor a media streamer box exactly. However the Sony Internet TV is the first high definition television (or any television for that matter) to be delivered with Google TV and it is a truly exciting product.
If you already have a high definition TV (as about 60 million American households currently do) then you are probably not in the market for another HD and any of the media server products featured on this site will be of more interest to you.
If you are specifically after Google TV (like a lot of other people) then have a look at the Logitech Revue Box.
But back to the Sony Internet TV and firstly, what is Google TV and what does it do?
Google TV is an open software platform which has basically integrated the Internet and television as we know it into a single package where you can have a complete web browser with full search capability on your high definition TV screen.
You can search and access all those videos, songs and games on the Internet from the comfort of your couch and enjoy them on your full home entertainment system rather than your little PC screen.
You can have an individual home page on Google TV with all your favorite movies and programs waiting to be enjoyed. Another great feature of Google TV is the Apps – the same sort of Apps that have revolutionized the smart phone. Google TV is definitely Smart TV.
You can read more about Google TV here.
Sony’s implementation of Google TV on the Sony Internet TV range is superb.
Coupling Sony’s traditional television superiority in high definition viewing, product quality and ease of use with the undoubted future of TV (which is Google TV) makes for a compelling entertainment product.
The Sony Internet TV comes in four screen sizes – 46″, 40″, 32″ and 24″, all with Google TV loaded and ready to go.
Future updates of Google TV are provided automatically online at no cost so future enhancements of Google TV will be free of charge.
Built-in to the Sony Internet TV range is high speed wireless networking, and a high speed Ethernet connection is provided.
There is no shortage of other connections for video, audio and data (USB).
How to control a HD TV which has full Internet capability (and more) provided a real challenge but Sony engineers came up with a superb keypad device.
It has a full keyboard, mouse and a host of single function buttons which make navigating your way around very easy.
In an added touch of functional innovation, you can download an App to your iPhone or Android smart phone which allows the phone to act as an additional remote control device.
Click the link to see a detailed Sony Internet TV review.
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