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Well let's talk about the our big story I think this week is Google TV we saw the first iteration of Google TV in -- piece of hardware the Logitech revue.
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Most families have maybe 300 bucks to spend between now and the end of the -- on one gadget that's gonna have kept their TV and I have a feeling it's going to be an Xbox connect to.
At least that's the way it is with most my friends who have talked to black -- I really like this device I really want it I just think it's a little Trace of the.
Yeah I mean that's what struck me immediately I think it was a collective gasp in the room the other day.
Knew I know you're there I mean I think there's a class collective gasp and we heard that.
299 dollar price point -- I was sitting there as an Italian you know there are sitting next Michael -- -- -- the price is announcing just started this thing.
But let's -- for us.
Rob resent you really want it but it's like what do you get from -- that you don't get from an apple content to your TV.
What you get from -- that you don't get from outsiders allowed I have my wife is never gonna let you have to Kiki device that -- TV in the living room I see the Logitech revue.
He's the same problem let's -- -- this -- the best thing I mean this is what you know it's it's just a box it's got.
Now here's what struck me and -- and there was also another collective gasp in the room when a keyboard was announced as the machine interaction point with yeah.
You know look I wrote my piece today I what we -- a fight over remote control in the house.
Laura -- who want this keyboards sitting on your coffee to.
I have to say that going with a nicely according remote instead of the keyboard probably do the trick for me I think it is and then -- to strategically partner with the use.
He's hardware partners on but the price point -- -- a little steep right now.
I'm -- a lot more than -- of HDMI cable from your laugh at your TV.
Even much more than something like the Boxee box -- just do that scene is gonna cost 200 dollars and you know offer the same kind of web browsing web.
We're an interesting point to -- right now with all of this isn't -- I mean it's.
They're all hobbies you know Steve Jobs -- it was a hobby for apple TV and they're all hobbies right now I think this is young but they're all sold out not bad not about a hobby.
That's I think that like if they compare to the apple TV -- that the remote you don't get stupid.
Big gas remote you get your iPad -- -- therapist that I cautioning that it the iPod Touch is 229 dollars since the entry point.
For the good -- apple T write the iPad -- 500 dollars.
That in a well I'm not a lot of people have -- as an -- as a solid off the -- well how about an android abounds and I -- relatives are there any interaction and they showed off of course not just that large keyboard.
But also using an on an android or an iPhone downloads and I mean I think if you're dirty enough to put her view on your TV you were definitely nearly enough -- -- -- -- -- -- and houses are different than when television -- It's not it's no different from what television in that it will fail just as bad as what collision -- half a half I mean it's you always think that's.
Just like we calculate that there should be a plant somewhere in orbit by -- -- was doing to other planets also in the solar system.
All these companies seem to think that there has to be a marker for real computer the pointing to a TV -- we've seen no indications of of our calculations prove it has to exist.
And so that's why they keep coming up -- these ideas that will have a really full fledged computer in the will be a keyboard and you won't want to use this from twelve feet away.
When I think that the apple -- -- really Smart thing by simply saying.
Step one -- let's look at every single successful.
Network enabled TV accessory out there there is exactly what it's called the roku they're selling them -- great let's build something like that start from there.
Yeah and that is sixty dollars course the roku box is sixty dollars a big I've been a long fan of roku and what they've done.
He had the channel apps within the roku box -- you can choose and select.
You can add the roku newscaster channel which gives you some contents on some fox from ABC CBS.
Embassy but even so they're able to get people interest -- and by simply saying get your -- -- Netflix -- -- a free service called network Netflix streaming gives eighty bucks we will give you.
Tens of thousands of movies and TV shows you don't have to pay an extra penny for and it will all be in HD none of the stuff but with the convergence device android apps will be deployed across you'll be able to find out what's makers because of the NBA stars are playing -- want to probably -- goes.
On and on about how people don't wanna switch from and what one can put to -- and that they're building this box to takeover info one layer everything in -- one.
But the fact of the matter is people are very comfortable switching imports because it -- a cable box to.
International accident Blu-ray player to us all the time except for my mom who needs me to come home.
Breath once a month to figure out -- not what is on what that I have restaurants and dialing up there LL back and and it's 40% of my company's revenue.
-- -- Aren't these devices really can be judged on what contents available on them because like I I was trying to watch the Xbox Live.
Concert the other night Neil Young was not at farm -- and it would.
It was being streamed on Xbox Live and I couldn't watch it on my rock and -- roku box in my it's my Xbox didn't play it and I.
At that point I would have considered buying you know.
And one of these boxes if I knew it played and -- other people tell me the same thing about Hulu is -- favorite TV show available on this thing may be all by one.
It does it does have one big advantage and that if you do make the web -- -- -- some of the experience but not tell people this is the web browsing device.
And simply savior and YouTube great YouTube video will play full screen here HDTV you subscribe to Hulu plus great they'll play full put full full determine your -- your screen.
It is a problem when you get into what the apple TV rental system.
And you start to see great I guess I'll be able to see last night's Big Bang theory now that's not available -- -- maybe LB embassy last -- -- a talk show or even a partner from a no that -- being held for purchase.
They make a -- because what was so frustrating I wrote a piece a few weeks ago about roku and evidently this at a fan of them for a long time and I started up he's -- don't tell anyone but I don't have cable network and in cable but I just managed to you know I have at my office I have always different ways and watching content.
Through my roku box here and huge BitTorrent and I all of the pirate problem apparently had a lot of -- me.
I download Linux I guess today I -- 1950s videos from the from an archetype that he's the only thing I grabbed him.
But I have Netflix streaming and so I get all these shows you know -- wanna watch a full season of Dexter get it this way but now.
The other night it struck me but we couldn't watch modern family.
I couldn't put on modern family because it wasn't available yet here it wasn't available here I couldn't get it's it I was -- you know what that's it.
Just getting cable -- I'm sick of it.
To secure the Hamas -- broadcast over the -- even -- confidence and -- but I couldn't watch it live because I was I was out doing something I couldn't watch it live I you know -- -- a -- conversation with -- Mathis because they always gone on how they wanna be -- -- By some -- you build a box without on this cable card John.
Was just an over the -- to America's that's for most people want to walk up and then all of these -- the service immigration and say this is a -- -- only.
Cut your cable because that fiscal nightmare that they threw up when the switch when you're from analog to digital I instantly went from having about eleven or twelve channels available to two to -- even in Manhattan here I cannot get any real -- -- -- -- lives you live outside of Boston on the night live I live in Manhattan.
And I get like three channel this silliness which went I will be there are great and I follow wants like fox or CBS wants to -- football or something.
It's a crystal clear signal it's almost as good as Blu-ray we know because and when you get the cable box and ends of compressing it like crazy and so drops it down for her picture quality but.
Yeah that would be great if I can just get broadcast television.
Through a box that I -- even Tebow who instead of having to stick one of those IL a Gado -- -- -- and whatever it is you know.
So here's a TV opportunity -- Sony and Kevin we can throw the invites for Sony next week.
Google TV baked into the new Sony television.
Unveiled unveiling next week so here's yet another iteration of Google TV.
We should be clear to Google TV of course is the software and all these different hardware manufacturers can take take advantage of it in whatever capacity they want.
But is this perhaps what you're talking about any this might might be a solution if it's there it's in the TV by.
There's a web browser that there are looking at a picture -- -- -- for this -- -- it's what are the elements throughout his like.
Oh yeah you're the giant gap again once again with his giant -- -- One of the big problems those that a lot of people look for reasons that were just discussing.
I got broken from the TV -- because of my inability to only -- now I can only get really TV in one room to the big room it has all the cable TV.
But that's -- -- have -- realist but you know what it's okay if I start one season behind on lost because.
That's available on roku it's okay if I miss this big -- going to be you on NBC next week and because.
If it survives -- 330 three episodes -- eventually got through urine through Meserve -- if it gets canceled after three I never need to worry about me was the murder and what the.
That's kind of the opposite extreme obviously I didn't see you as well you know I had always been a fan of -- I have I have cable would have been a fan Netflix and lots and lots of -- -- consuming media outlet.
And this past Sunday night.
My cable was out and I couldn't watch mad and I expended what previous season you previous seasons catching up on Netflix announced and I couldn't watch it when it was -- -- -- -- -- Dialogue and tweet about it everything and I said oh my gosh I don't know I could be a court cutter and a half yeah that some.
And and that's why I think you know -- in many ways Robert.
-- Google TV.
Relies more on cable that it does the -- -- to do to have the experience of and one of the best features of Google TV is the ability to search your DVR content to look at all of these things.
That are available so -- more relying on cable that you are not right.
-- -- I don't getting rid of cable I mean a lot like a lot of the kids in college rooms are.
But I still want sports I still want that the live shows I want I want content that is only available on cable so far and -- It's not gonna be -- eleven when they get rid of the cable box I swear last night was a revelation was a first night with cable and two years.
And it was glorious I mean I was watching all I'm I would walk barefoot through Animal Planet like -- hole and don't let don't let the world of I don't know but I can tell me about welcomed -- its reliance yet.
I mean I don't have a pretty TV by my -- that -- -- just spotted a 3-D TV and he's like there's no contest here but I'm watching ESPN and I don't even.
Like sports and and that shows you the poll of distribution.
Systems right if you if you get distribute if you get con tent that you wanna watch that's available in glorious HD.
It's hard to fight that with online media misses.
Here our rights in the chat room if you really wanted to see you could just use a VCR.
Back present itself VHS tapes anymore Michael -- says yes you can.
X you can DVR this content search for it through this box but only if it's an additional ten and that's and that that's actually I think -- the biggest hurdle for him.
Her in the new -- platform it when it's on a sunny TV -- the Logitech box is it's not actually integrated with TV.
Hamas tradition our subscriber in which case you have to pay for their box -- -- -- -- and four dollars on top of it.
For four dollars a month for Google TV certainly saw no work at all with Tivo it's not gonna work at all with your current electricity nobody does know anything about Tivo -- you don't -- Tivo interface they push the button and do field literally drop -- in front of it.
You know they didn't -- this -- gets back down to the the people who buy this this Christmas are gonna buy it for Hulu Netflix YouTube.
And what else.
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Oh my gaming console and because plots and and still and I -- -- -- gaming console and an apple TV right deployments and -- -- in an unpopular in the the Logitech price for the camera is a 150 all these so you end.
And video chat solution with Logitech -- -- thousand dollars and third.
Thank you everybody kind of cover my house is gonna get it.
A view that the Xbox Kinect and they're gonna want an Xbox and Xbox -- -- and -- even -- see the apple TV they're not gonna see the Google TV they're not to see the roku box.
We're gonna spent all -- evenings on Xbox this Christmas you know there's one more way to get stuff on your TV that I think it's much more interest into TV and -- browser which is if you buy it.
A -- with why Diana.
-- Intel wireless streaming service the box is a hundred dollars you put that in your TV.
And he can shoot anything that's on a laptop to your TV or -- -- -- -- let me give you wouldn't -- be -- -- there's I mean there's four -- five kind of external solutions -- playing a -- but that's not.
With a lot of stuff is baked into the laptop -- it isn't the answer trying to make the living room simple and I guess I come back as -- get to hear from.
A lot of viewers are just -- -- they don't want all of these courts and dongle and and -- that I would I have.
-- -- -- -- had that with a Toshiba laptop and the quality wasn't all that great.
And that I really don't wanna see stuff on my on my laptop up on my computer unless it's why do you wanna that -- Google Chrome on a Logitech review.
Health and also Sampras alpha.
There were were breaking the untold generation of the habit of sitting down and watching television they've broken that happen now they get there there there are there content either legally or illegally by hitting a web browser or -- when you say hey you mean the kids from it can be these kids today.
Yeah all of the -- -- like would have.
Relevant but I think I that's the only good policy videos to comic con to refresh -- was alert -- the commitment to sign up.
That's slang dictionary please open but too much on getting that we're -- I think that they I think Google -- the Logitech seems to have made advice that's perfect for people over fifty years and over I don't think they've -- -- device that's relevant for anybody under the eight point five.
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