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Sony - Wi-Fi Built-In Blu-ray Player with Google TV

This Blu-ray player comes with Google TV built in. You can surf the Internet on your TV screen just like you would on a computer - check e-mail, update Facebook, check your fantasy football stats and more. Built-in wireless connectivity lets you access movies, photos, music and more online. With picture-in-picture, you can even surf the Web while you watch TV or movies. Learn more about Google TV products Smart Blu-ray PlayerGet a world of instant entertainment with this smart Blu-ray player. Connect to the Internet and stream movies, listen to music and access a wide variety of other content on your HDTV. Learn more about smart products.CinemaNow
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I have my Tv mounted on the wall with my components in a closet behind the TV

I am very interested in purchasing this unit but if it does not offer BlueTooth or cannot receive a signal behind a wall I am not sure what options I have. Today I use a Harmony remote with infrared extender. does this device have an extender?
3 years, 5 months ago
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the sony google TV blu ray player is controlled by its QWERTY remote control using RF. you can NOT control this device with an IR extender as. Would be nice.
3 years, 1 month ago
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The SITV will not transfer signals through walls without some possibility of signal lost, but will support IR blasters.
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Does the HDTV have to be internet connectable?

3 years, 5 months ago
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zomypod
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No, your HDTV does not have to be an Internet TV (nor would you need/want it to be).

This Sony device *is* smart/Internet TV.

All you need is an HDMI connection on your flat screen TV, and an Internet connection to which you'll connect this Sony player.
2 years, 10 months ago
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Without the Internet this player can be in "Blu-ray Only" mode
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If you purchase the Sony Internet TV, is it necessary to get the sony internet blu-ray disc player also?

Trying to purchase graduation gifts and this was on the wish list in addition to the Sony Internet Tv.
3 years, 5 months ago
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It is not necessary to purchase both, they have the same Google feature. Only difference is that the Bluray Player obviously plays the Bluray movies, but the web search options are the same.
2 years, 9 months ago
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The Google Internet TV feature on TV and Blu-ray player works the same way. The Internet Blu-ray player is not required with the Internet Television. You can just purchase a regular Blu-ray player.
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Can you play an ipod touch, nano, iphone through it

Is there an ipod jack or an input or other besides usb.
3 years, 3 months ago
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No IPod jack
2 years, 6 months ago
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The NSZGT1 cannot play an iPod device via the USB, however, you can connect a FAT32 USB storage device to play or view your favorite MP3s, Videos and pictures.
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can you still use the verizon remote to control the tv and will this unit be compatible with other brands of tv's such as Panasonic Plasma tv.

3 years, 1 month ago
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The remote controls the Sony device, your TV, and your DVR/Cable/Satellite box.

You will be able to put your Verizon remote control in storage, along with your Panasonic plasma TV (or any other TV) remote control. The all-in-one remote control that comes with this device will replace all of those remotes.

By the way, my living room TV that has this Sony device connected is also a 3-4 year old Panasonic plasma TV (42"). They work together wonderfully!
2 years, 10 months ago
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The NSZGT1 Blu-Ray Player with Internet TV is compatible with other brands of Televisions that has HDMI input port. Yes, you can still control your TV with the Verizon remote control.
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Can you watch ESPN 3 on it?

3 years ago
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Unfortunately, not as of now. ESPN3.com just updated their site to Flash 11, but good news is that Google finally announced an update to bring current Flash to allow websites like ESPN3.com to work.
2 years, 10 months ago
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mkoertje
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This Blu-ray player does not have a TV tuner. you would connect your cable to either a cable box, or your television directly. please consult your local cable provider to determine available channel programing.
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Is the "google TV" software the same and has the same features as that on the Logitech Revue?

3 years ago
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Before this week's heralded, major Google TV software update, the software on this Sony device and the Logitech Revue was almost exactly the same.

One major difference on this device is the beautiful integration of the Blu-Ray/DVD disc player. For example:

When using a Logitech Revue, if you have a Blu Ray or DVD player, you have to set down the Logitech remote, pick up your TV's remote, switch input to your Blu-Ray/DVD player, set down your TV remote, pick up your Blu Ray/DVD player's remote, watch the movie, pick up your TV's remote, switch back to Google TV as the input, set down your TV's remote, pick up your Logitech remote, and go back to using Google TV.

With this Sony device, you simply insert a disc into the player and it automatically switches over to playing the disc. To return to Google TV or regular TV, just use the "Home" button on the Sony remote. I'm really happy to have been able to put *all* my other remotes away and just use this one very functional all-in-one remote.

Since the major Google TV software update, only Sony devices have it so far. Google says the Logitech update is coming "soon". So, for this current, hopefully brief moment in time, the Sony device has much more advanced software than the Logitech Revue.
2 years, 10 months ago
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Google TV delivers a new experience by bringing the TV and internet together. Using your existing cable or satellite service and at no additional cost, Google TV gives you access to more entertainment options and simplifies the process of finding what you’re looking. Plus, you can enjoy both TV and web content at the same time, on the same screen. To see more cool features of the Internet Television, please visit Sony’s eSupport website.
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can you open multiple tabs while on the internet?

3 years ago
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dragongod
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Yes, just push the Menu button and select the "New Tab" or "New Incognito Tab" and that will launch a new tab for you. You can also hold the Home button down to view open activities which allows you to close or switch around those activities.
2 years, 10 months ago
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No, you can however, bookmark pages and return to them quickly.
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Comcast viewable directly through Blu-ray disc player

Can you leave this disc player off and watch a Comcast broadcast if hdmi cables are passed from cable box to the player? Assuming there is an hdmi cable from the player to the television also.
2 years, 11 months ago
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When setting up this Sony device, you connect your cable box/DVR to it, which is controlled by this Sony device. You then watch TV -- which is fully integrated into the Google TV (smart TV) operating system of this device -- using the included all-in-one Sony remote.

I never turn mine off, and see no need to ever do so.
2 years, 10 months ago
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The Blu-ray Disc Player/Internet TV must be on in order for the signal to go through.
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i have dsl internet w/ wireless..hdtv connected using antenna..can i hook this up to tv & be able to have internet to watch the free tv and movies str

i have verizon dsl internet w/ wireless router to connect to it...HDTV with 1 hdmi...can i use this on the tv for free internet streaming & free tv shows and my windows web browsing the internet??? as i was thinking of getting a blu-ray dvd player anyway & hooking desktop pc to it..but if i can do the same with this i'll go for it. Also do you need to setup an account w/ card or checking acct. to use it?? don't want to do that. ROKU 2 requires that to just set it up, even if u r only planning on using the free stuff.
2 years, 10 months ago
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First, you don't need a credit card or pay anything to use the device and its various features.

Second, it comes with a web browser (Google Chrome) for internet surfing. However, some sites are limited/blocked by their creators, like Hulu, which does so (according to Hulu) because of their contractual agreements with content providers.

This device does not seem to be intended to replace TV -- it integrates your cable/DVR/satellite TV into the broader smart TV (Google TV) operating system and interface, which is EXTRAORDINARY!

Check out the new Google TV website for more info, especially on the new software/firmware update: http://www.google.com/tv/

To use Netflix and other pay sites, of course you need to pay them directly in order to use them. However, not subscribing will not affect your use of this amazing device in any way.

I have 2 of these, buying 4 more. I hate Roku and think Apple TV is a joke.
2 years, 10 months ago
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MadisonTechnophile
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Yes you can Access more entertainment than ever with this Sony Internet TV Blu-ray Disc player powered by Google TV. Search the entire web and TV listings to find exactly what you're looking for—plus download made-for-TV apps from Android Market™. Watch TV, browse the internet, Crackle,YouTube, Podcasts all these are free right out of the box, all you need to do is set up a Google Account and register your device at My Essentials its that easy.

Paid for subscription services are also available such as Netflix Music and Video unlimited ( now with a 180 day free trial), those however will require you to provide information.
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