Rated 4 out of 5
by Yabster AWESOME TV AND INTERNET DEVICE.
This TV is awesome, especially for the price. The apps are a little scarce for now but I'm sure many more are to come. I wish it had a hard drive and could install programs like a PC but I suspect that will happen in the future. Sony offered a discount and 24 months free financing to sweeten the deal. Dopes! I would have paid full price and still been very happy with it. The super slim case is beautiful and would fit anywhere. It's nicer than the 3 other flatscreens I own and was the cheapest yet.
I just feel a little bad that I'm going to hang it up in an auto repair shop. Maybe I will get another for home
December 15, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5
by Fresnoborn I WANT O_O!
I really just have a question or 3 really... I really really really! want this TV. But i need to know if it works w/ the PS3, can i use picture in picture while on PS3(like be on PSN and watch tv or surf the web at the same time), and does it require a anti virus plan or whatever(like Norton, & ect)???
November 16, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by PaulPLI A TV to grow with
All TV's have pros and cons but this SONY Google TV in my opinion has many more pros than cons. The picture quality and sound is excellent and if you are looking for an easy way to get on the internet on your TV then this will do it.
Not sure what some of the complaints are regarding no free access, etc. Internet television is at its infancy and so far it seems that SONY and Google are making new AP'S available everyday. Many of these AP's are free. There is also easy access to Netflix ( low monthly rate) Youtube (free) , Pandora (free) and all plus many others work great. No matter what you expect...The Google Chrome browser works like a PC and since this TV is both wireless AND Ethernet capable you should not have a problem surfing the net in no time.
I am totally satisfied with my purchase and confident that both SONY and Google will support this TV. Only have it a month and SONY already updated the software for easier on screen navigation.
At the current price....it is a steal compared to other smart TV's.
November 25, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by ATLguy So Far So Good
So I was in the market for a TV and the launch of the new Sony/Google TV caught my eye. I will say that I'm not as particular as some TV 'experts' when it comes to black levels and other htz levels, but I will say that in the 48hrs that I've had the Sony, it's been great. The seamless web integration is why I choose this TV. Guests and I sat around on Saturday watching football games and were able to stream games from ESPN3 without a problem, while also pulling up videos from youtube or facts and figures from other sites on the web. It's everything that I wanted it to be. There are a ton of other feature I haven't even looked at, all in due time. Picture and sound seem great to me, but again I'm no expert. Set up took about 15mins, but was really easy. The TV did all the work. The controller has a lot going on, and am still attempting to figure some things out, as well as just get use to it, but nothing that I would say is reason to avoid.
October 18, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by Racer569 Finally someone got Internet TV right
I’ve been waiting for someone to design this and finally Sony and Google figured it out. It’s a great start, not many apps out of the box but I expect the app development to follow. A very few web sites/apps crash but I’m not worried, I’m sure an update will fix these nits down the line. Great picture quality. The remote takes some time to learn but it works great. The TV DOES work with a normal/universal IR remote so you can still use a simple remote for those in the household that don’t want to mess around with the (relatively) complex Sony remote. I do wish it had more type of I/O, specifically analog audio. My AV receiver is using the digital input from the BD player and the TV only has a digital audio output so I’m stuck with using the TV speakers for broadcast. Since it’s so new I can’t speak to reliability but I’ve always had good luck with Sony products. So far I’m impressed and happy with the TV.
October 25, 2010
Rated 3 out of 5 by sonydogg Interesting but not helpful...... yet
the remote control was easy to use however the non-techy person would take addition time with the dual menu controls. The fact that you sometimes require both hands to operate the TV is a draw back.Application switching is frustrating as some applications are suspended and shutting them down is guess work at this point. HD from Netflix is absolutely beautiful but it is a limited with no browsing functionality. The startup is pretty long, 30-45 sec. The quick start option virtually eliminates that. The Google TV "what's on" menu item really useful. It not only provides channels, but detailed program descriptions without having to drill into additional menues. Sorting by movies, comedy, food and so on. It is a bit of adjustment getting away from the "guide" to determine what's on and search base on what I really wan to see at that point in time.
October 28, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by surfagrl excellent tv but google needs work
As far as a TV, this is excellent-picture quality is fabulous, with LED you can see clearly from any viewing position and it borrows styling cues from the ipad so it's beautiful to look at.
My only complaint relates more to google tv and whatever licensing agreements it needs to work on. As many reviewers have noted internet tv is in its infancy. Yes that is true. However what is accessible through the google platform on this tv is lacking. I can watch most tv programs and netflix from my home laptop with hulu standard, netflix and the network websites. However when I try to do that with this tv, it asks that I sign in to DISH (don't have) or tells me that an agreement with hulu plus is forthcoming and won't allow me the same access I get with my home computer. May have to resort to hooking the laptop to the TV but that sort of defeats the purpose of the internet TV right?
December 9, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by GRBWI Capabilities were oversold
Have been watching a lot of streaming video from Hulu and ESPN3 by connecting a PC to an LCD TV with a VGA or HDMI cable, and was looking for a more convenient way to do this, so I purchased a Sony/Google Chrome internet TV at Sears. The sales associate told me that both would work on this TV. But I found out that ESPN3 needs Adobe Flash 10.3 and Chrome only supports version 10.1. So ESPN3 doesn't work. And I don't know what the problem is with Hulu - seems to be a licensing disagreement where Hulu content is not being made available to this internet TV platform. Obviously, caveat emptor when buying electronics from Sears, but I still feel the promise of this product is not fulfilled. As an earlier review said, "Nothing to see here". I agree.
October 9, 2011