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Sony to preview Google TV set on October 12

updated 06:10 pm EDT, Fri September 24, 2010

Sony teases Google TV event for October 12

Sony tonight sent an invitation to the press for an official unveiling of its Google TV-capable Bravia line. The request implies just one model as the "first Internet Television" and shows a glimpse of a new look that combines the monolithic design of existing sets with a new wireframe stand. Sony doesn't give clues as to features but expects to have live demos.

Most of the features are likely to be those coming directly from Google itself. The Google TV platform provides live searching of both the web and supported set-top boxes, such as the programming guide and the DVR. It runs on Android and will support third-party apps, but most activity will happen in a full Chrome browser with support for Flash.

Sony is so far the only company to have lined up for a fully integrated TV. The only other partners to date are Logitech and Dish, who will provide a separate Google TV box and eventually a full Dish device respectively.

by MacNN Staff



  1. facebook_Aaditi

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    Hi Tech Gadgets

    A few years ago I think this kind of capability might have been welcomed by many. The ability to sit on the couch, have good web access and a system designed for displaying content from the Internet and from traditional sources would have seemed revolutionary (and much better than the old Web TV stuff). Now I'm not so sure. People use iPads, smart-phones and net-books to easily surf the web while watching TV which is much nicer than surrendering screen real estate on the TV to do the same thing. And many TVs, Blu Ray players and game consoles can connect directly to online video sources like Netflix. The content from Google TV will have to be really special to get people to use it.

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