Thursday, November 18, 2010

Google TV: No Need to Tune In Just Yet | Walt Mossberg | Personal Technology | AllThingsD

Surprisingly, the review didn’t conclude with “Buy Apple TV instead”

Google TV has its strong points. The integration of Web video and regular TV, while flawed, is a smart move. There is even a picture-in-picture feature that lets you keep watching TV while, say, using Twitter or any other Web function. And the Logitech box has an optional $150 camera that allows you to make free video calls. It worked well in my one test. Logitech also allows you to control the Revue from an iPhone or Android app.

But this is a 1.0 product. For now, I’d suggest average users dying to watch Internet video on a TV, either plug in a PC or use one of the wireless systems, like Intel’s Wi-Di, that wirelessly beam video from a PC to a TV. Or, you could wait for Google TV to improve.

Google TV: No Need to Tune In Just Yet | Walt Mossberg | Personal Technology | AllThingsD

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