Gizmodo of the Day


Introducing….Sony-Google Internet TV

Sam Girdle, Gizmodo

Sony’s Google TV-powered Internet TV is genuinely surprising in a few ways: Besides the gnarly remote with a full keyboard, the most expensive model is only $1400, and it’s on sale this weekend.

  • The Sony Internet TV lineup will consist of four models: 24″, 32″, 40″, and 46″
  • The four sets will span from $599 to $1399, available for pre-order at SonyStyle.com now
  • Sony is also offering an accompanying, Internet-capable Blu-ray deckz
  • The Sony TV will be the only Google TV-enabled device available for this holiday season
  • The TV appears to lack much of the hardware functionality of the other Google TV device we’ve seen so far, such as the Logitech Revue’s video chatting.
  • It’s on sale this weekend at Sony Style

The Google TV Implementation

The Internet TV uses Chrome for its Google TV browser and search functionality. Search will cull content from live TV, your DVR, and the web, as well as serving up bookmarked programming. The Sony Internet TV will be able to tap into the rest of Google TV’s Android ecosystem.

Sony is touting their button-encrusted, rather large remote as a definitive, convenient way of managing its Internet TV and Blu-ray setup. We’re still trying to guess what all those buttons do. Sony says design elements have been borrowed from the PS3, in addition to a full QWERTY keyboard and mouse functionality.

 


Sam Girdle, Gizmodo

OH MAN, this would be a perfect Black Friday gift for yourself/a friend.

but mostly, for yourself. How much fun is it going to be to play with that HUGE remote?

I can’t believe remotes are now being made with QWERTY keyboards…

Will this be on your list on Black Friday?