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  • notty22 - Thursday, July 28, 2011 - link

    I find the evolving story interesting. 99 Dollars for a device that offers connectivity to Internets ever expanding content is worth a BUY. IMHO. Hopefully the discounts will extend to the proprietary video camera used for video chat. Making the idea interesting for long distance families, being able to reunion on their televisions.
    Gadgets such as these expose less tech savvy to cutting edge PC goodies. At this price, more will adopt.
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  • steven75 - Thursday, July 28, 2011 - link

    For anyone with an iOS device, the Apple TV is still a better buy for AirPlay alone, especially with the iOS 5 features such as iPad2 wireless mirroring. Reply
  • quiksilvr - Thursday, July 28, 2011 - link

    Go away troll, we like Netflix and web browsing without having the need to get another device. Reply
  • d.rock - Thursday, July 28, 2011 - link

    AppleTV2 has Netflix. And he's right -- for iOS users AirPlay + AppleTV2 is probably a more compelling solution than Google TV at this point. Reply
  • KoolAidMan1 - Friday, July 29, 2011 - link

    Yup, also any PC/Mac through iTunes. It works really really well and its affordable. GoogleTV priced itself out compared to better solutions like the AppleTV and Roku from go, and even at the same price it currently isn't worth getting over those. Its no wonder it failed. Reply
  • JasonInofuentes - Tuesday, August 02, 2011 - link

    No need to call names. Remember, this is Apple's strategy, and it does make for a very compelling ecosystem. There's no arguing that buying into an entirely Apple environment makes for some incredibly high ease of use and a broad feature set. And, given how effective AirPlay is and what sort of potential it has there's no doubt in my mind that anyone with an iPhone should pick up an Apple TV just for the simplicity. It beats hooking up a mini-HDMI cord any day. Reply
  • rs2 - Thursday, July 28, 2011 - link

    Apple *anything* is never a better buy. Unless you enjoy getting ripped off. Reply
  • KoolAidMan1 - Friday, July 29, 2011 - link

    Right, and the Revue at $300 was so much better than the equally or more capable AppleTV or Roku at $100.

    Fanboys of any stripe are hilarious.
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  • MagickMan - Thursday, July 28, 2011 - link

    No way I'd pay $300, or even $250, but for $99 I'll try it out. My Dish DVR even has support for it, so this has turned into a Must Buy for me. Reply
  • jjdenhup - Thursday, July 28, 2011 - link

    i'll wait and see how Google TV2.0 actually runs on the thing before purchase...

    i mean, it's not like they'll raise the price back up if i wait a few more months.
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  • RaiderJ - Thursday, July 28, 2011 - link

    If GoogleTV could act as a functional replacement for an HTPC, on top of all the internet connectivity, it would be a solid win in my book. Not sure how much value it would be to run Android apps... most of them are made to run on a touch screen. Plus, I have a cell phone for that. Reply
  • Lorash - Friday, July 29, 2011 - link

    "If GoogleTV could act as a functional replacement for an HTPC, on top of all the internet connectivity, it would be a solid win in my book."

    Indeed. I'd love to replace my HTPCs with something like this, provided I could get my OTA digital channels with an included or add-on tuner(s).
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  • scott967a - Thursday, July 28, 2011 - link

    Wait for Iomega, or at least if DLink Boxee Box can get bugs fixed. Reply
  • QChronoD - Thursday, July 28, 2011 - link

    I'm tempted to get one of these now, since they're pretty cheap.
    Anyone know if it supports BD ISO or MKV files???
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  • thrawnis - Friday, July 29, 2011 - link

    No one seems to be posting when the price change will take effect. I looked at several online stores they all still show the old pricing. Can anyone link to a trustworthy site listing the $99 pricing? Reply
  • bitstorm - Friday, July 29, 2011 - link

    I don't know if they have released an official date. The best I have seen is "before October 1" so it might be a little bit of a wait. Reply
  • Fritzo - Friday, July 29, 2011 - link

    So where are they? When are the prices going to be slashed? I got used to Apples "Announce it and it happens instantly" mentality :) Reply
  • mindless1 - Monday, August 01, 2011 - link

    Logitech's web store has 'em for $100,

    http://www.logitech.com/en-us/smartTV/revue
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  • pixelstuff - Sunday, July 31, 2011 - link

    I think part of the appeal of Google TV, at least the way it was originally marketed, was having the apps to expand it's functionality. Also the Dish Network DVR indexing never became a reality on Dish's flagship 922 model (why is that?).

    Those are two big features that would set it apart from most other "internet streaming" boxes. Google was presenting a vision of one box to be a control interface to all your content, whether it be internet, DVR, or possibly other future methods. Instead it turned out to be another internet streaming box.

    A box which is in some ways more crippled than other streaming boxes due to the TV networks, Hulu, and others blocking content.
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