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Old 07-31-11, 06:53 AM
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Logitech Revue (Google TV) drops to $100

I may just get it for Netflix and web, the qwerty keyboard is a nice plus. Seems like a much better option compared to the roku and apple tv, even though I don't have cable or dish at the $100 price point.


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Old 07-31-11, 09:25 AM
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Re: Logitech Revue (Google TV) drops to $100

What exactly does it do?
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Old 07-31-11, 10:01 AM
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Re: Logitech Revue (Google TV) drops to $100

I don't need to browse the Internet on my tv. Thats what my PC is for. Most DVD and blu-ray players already have Netflix, pandora, and YouTube in them. Makes the Google TV somewhat pointless to me, even for a $100.
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Old 07-31-11, 10:14 AM
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Re: Logitech Revue (Google TV) drops to $100

Never saw the point of it. Looked cool but I won't be able to use it with digital cable or my Tivo.
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Originally Posted by Timber View Post
Never saw the point of it. Looked cool but I won't be able to use it with digital cable or my Tivo.
I haven't exactly been following Google TV's development, but isn't using it with digital cable and Tivo the entire point of this thing?



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Old 07-31-11, 11:14 AM
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Re: Logitech Revue (Google TV) drops to $100

I'm with others who don't really see the point. Regardless of what the product is this would be a warning sign for me...

"Sales of Logitech Revue were slightly negative during the quarter, as returns of the product were higher than the very modest sales", according to prepared statements for today's earnings conference call.
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Old 07-31-11, 11:22 AM
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Re: Logitech Revue (Google TV) drops to $100

If it had MLB.tv, local streaming, etc. - id give it a shot.
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Old 07-31-11, 11:33 AM
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Re: Logitech Revue (Google TV) drops to $100

I thought about getting it at $100...although I don't think the prices have dropped yet online.

I don't think this thing would be as useful without the hooking up your set top cable box to it though.
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Re: Logitech Revue (Google TV) drops to $100

Originally Posted by al_bundy View Post
What exactly does it do?
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Re: Logitech Revue (Google TV) drops to $100

Originally Posted by fumanstan View Post
I thought about getting it at $100...although I don't think the prices have dropped yet online.

I don't think this thing would be as useful without the hooking up your set top cable box to it though.

i was thinking of getting a box for netflix and web, the other options i saw out there for $100 is the roku xps or the apple tv. at the same price point, spec wise, the revue seems better to me because it has the qwerty keyboard. also, i may get cable in the future, i don't know yet. and it is supposed to get 3.1 with market support soon as well.

although, i am open to suggestions, is there a better device that you guys can recommend for me?

click on the "see price in cart" on the right frame. it shows up at $100 for me. logitech also shows same price direct from them.
http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Compa.../dp/B0040QE98O


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Re: Logitech Revue (Google TV) drops to $100

If it didn't need cable or some other feed to be useful, I'd consider it.
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Re: Logitech Revue (Google TV) drops to $100

Originally Posted by Suprmallet View Post
If it didn't need cable or some other feed to be useful, I'd consider it.
I have a dish receiver, used to use it just for hd tuner before I got a hdtv, I wonder if it'd work, and if it has hdmi out, can't remember, I got it for like $20 no contact years ago.
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Re: Logitech Revue (Google TV) drops to $100

Originally Posted by D.Pham00 View Post
i was thinking of getting a box for netflix and web, the other options i saw out there for $100 is the roku xps or the apple tv. at the same price point, spec wise, the revue seems better to me because it has the qwerty keyboard. also, i may get cable in the future, i don't know yet. and it is supposed to get 3.1 with market support soon as well.

although, i am open to suggestions, is there a better device that you guys can recommend for me?

click on the "see price in cart" on the right frame. it shows up at $100 for me. logitech also shows same price direct from them.
http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Compa.../dp/B0040QE98O


http://www.logitech.com/en-us/smartTV/revue
Yeah, I spoke too soon. It just dropped today with Logitech putting out another press release.
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Originally Posted by D.Pham00 View Post

It's like webtv on steroids

Other than streaming porn on to the tv this thing has no use to most people. For most people tv is a passive experience to relax, not madly search for everything and interrupt your show every 10 seconds
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Old 08-01-11, 01:50 PM
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For most people tv is a passive experience to relax, not madly search for everything and interrupt your show every 10 seconds
Uh, I don't think Google TV intends for any user to interrupt their show to search every 10 seconds. That's an odd comment.

The concept of aggregating all content sources (including broadcast TV and DVR) and making it all searchable is actually a pretty awesome one. Unfortunately, Google has failed miserably to get the kind of corporate partners needed to make the concept useful. And a gimped concept is certainly not worth anywhere near the original asking price of the Revue, which has been proven in the marketplace.
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Old 08-01-11, 03:34 PM
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It's something that should be integrated into TVs, as a standalone it doesn't seem worth the effort.... That said -- I am interested to see how it works with the pending android overhaul Google is apparently releasing soon. Allowing content providers the ability to create their own specific apps is intriguing, unfortunately I fear it will cause a Hulu-style "We're for computers ONLY, allowing you to stream us on your TV is against the rooooolz." with a lot of the content.

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It's something that should be integrated into TVs, as a standalone it doesn't seem worth the effort.... That said -- I am interested to see how it works with the pending android overhaul Google is apparently releasing soon. Allowing content providers the ability to create their own specific apps is intriguing, unfortunately I fear it will cause a Hulu-style "We're for computers ONLY, allowing you to stream us on your TV is against the rooooolz." with a lot of the content.
If I recall from the original Google TV announcement, it is slated to be built into some TV models. I vaguely remember the range of models being underwhelming though. This is another example of Google's failure to secure sufficient corporate partners.

And I share your other sentiments. It seems most of the major content owners are still unsure of the monetizing scheme for streaming and are tangled up with the TV provider conglomerates. What seems most likely is significant fragmentation of the sources for streaming content, which would actually make the aggregation and searchability all the more useful.
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The only other hardware partners were Intel for the basic hardware and Sony which made integrated TVs and a Blu-ray set-top box. I think Toshiba and Vizio have signed on, but I don't know if they have any TVs out yet. They already had their own "Internet Apps", which provided a good chunk of the same functionality.
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Re: Logitech Revue (Google TV) drops to $100

Has anyone considered just hooking up the laptop to the tv and getting a wireless keyboard w/ touch pad and getting full access to the web on the tv....it would work like the logitech revue except without the blocking of hulu plus. also you would get the ability to watch stuff you cant on these type of devices like abcfamily shows which post to the site after airing on tv but cant be access thru any channel. ...maybe this only makes sense to me since i have an extra laptop i dont use anymore laying around, what do other people think?
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a lot of people do that.
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Old 08-02-11, 08:17 AM
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then whats the benefit of getting something like the logitech revue?
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Originally Posted by traptw1thin View Post
then whats the benefit of getting something like the logitech revue?
-- Not everyone has a spare laptop laying around.
-- Building a new HTPC requires a certain level of expertise, effort, and cost that are prohibitive for many consumers compared to a retail solution like the Revue.
-- The Google TV software is optimized for a TV screen and aggregates video content from many sources (including some non-web sources) so that it's searchable.

The bigger thing that dwarfs the benefits of Logitech Revue is that the primary streaming providers (Netflix, Hulu, Youtube) are ubiquitous in many set-top boxes (Blu-ray players, game consoles, roku, etc) and Google hasn't secured enough additional partnerships to set Google TV apart.
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Old 08-02-11, 08:45 AM
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This is $99 and allows you to surf and search for media through numerous outlets. Custom Interface specifically meant to be used on TVs.

Plus I don't have a spare laptop.

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ok like i said it may only make sense to me since i have a spare laptop laying around. @kefrank whats a HTPC?
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ok like i said it may only make sense to me since i have a spare laptop laying around. @kefrank whats a HTPC?
Home Theater PC.
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