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Google TV for Dish $179 confirmed

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by davidmg1, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. Oct 7, 2010 #21 of 146
    clotter

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    My guess? All will need to go through Dish to activate it. $4.00 monthly revenue stream after that. I'm taking a wait & see on this.
     
  2. Oct 7, 2010 #22 of 146
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    $120 off the retail price? But I would guess that the menus are integrated with the Dish receivers then it would be with a retail stand alone unit which would have no menu integration.
     
  3. Oct 7, 2010 #23 of 146
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    Well, I was contemplating becoming an "early adopter" until I ran into this: "Simply connect the Revue box to a compatible DISH Network receiver and your HDTV with HDMI cables."

    Unless my 2003 42" Pany Plasma (pre-HDMI) dies before Google TV comes out, I'm not springing for a new TV. My old one does 720p just fine.
     
  4. Oct 7, 2010 #24 of 146
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    I saw 4$ per month. CHarlie Nickel and diming us.
     
  5. Oct 7, 2010 #25 of 146
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    What will this do that a notebook on my lap while watching tv won't do? Is this thing better than a laptop for internet? If not, who needs it?
     
  6. Oct 7, 2010 #26 of 146
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    If by "do" you mean bells and whistles, it has a couple of "cool" things and adds your DVR content to the search function. If by "do" you mean give you access to content, it looks to me like nothing assuming your laptop video and audio cards are adequate. But maybe someone will want to elaborate.
     
  7. Oct 7, 2010 #27 of 146
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    Seems they got the message, http://revue.logitech.com/MartiniWeb/digitalhome/answers?a_id=487

    The 922 is now listed :rolleyes:.........imagine that. :icon_da: although not all the literature has been updated...:icon_lame One would think a collaboration like this would have been better edited before the roll out..........!pepsi! then again there is the vip922 and "Remote Access" issues :blackeye:...clearly not ready for primetime. :alterhase I'm gonna hang loose on this one.......:icon_stup

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  8. Oct 7, 2010 #28 of 146
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    Yup, not including component out- BIG MISTAKE! I wonder how many of these will be returned because of it.
     
  9. Oct 8, 2010 #29 of 146
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    A licensed digital (HDMI) to analog (Component) converter would probably double the cost of the hardware.

    -- Roger
     
  10. Oct 8, 2010 #30 of 146
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    Does the TV have to have a HDMI input? Or would a HDMI to DVI work?

    Nevermind, I found it on Logitech's web site. It is a definite maybe.
     
  11. Oct 8, 2010 #31 of 146
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    Really, how many HDTV's now in homes that would use this device do not have HDMI input? I would guess that over 95% of HDTVs now in use have an HDMI input.
     
  12. Oct 8, 2010 #32 of 146
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    MY TV has a HDMI input, it is used by the WD Media player. The VIP622 is connected via Component, Only one HDMI on my older (now) TV set.
     
  13. Oct 8, 2010 #33 of 146
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    There are many of us "early adopters" who have perfectly good working HDTV's that don't have HDMI input. And there are some that have a pre-version 1.3 that doesn't support some important elements for Blu-ray quality audio and video. And as noted by TBoneit, a goodly number are out there with one HDMI input already occupied.

    It's not a big deal, but it's somewhat frustrating. I already have a Panasonic Blu-Ray player that allows me to stream from many sources including Amazon. And my Wii can stream from Netflix.

    Being curious I had hoped to be able to use this with my Dish equipment. No big deal.
     
  14. Oct 8, 2010 #34 of 146
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    I have two HDMI ports on my TV. One is for my PS3 and the other is left open since my HDMI port on my 622 died. I would love to run component this thing and let it convert to HDMI so I can connect it to my TV.
     
  15. Oct 9, 2010 #35 of 146
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    If the HDMI port fails on one of my 622s Dish will get a call for a replacement.

    Thoughts on the HDMI requirement - On the Logitech site they say the Revue will control everything in your set up. Turn it on and off, etc. So, maybe they need the HDMI for that?

    Possible workaround - If you have an A/V receiver with HDMI in and component out and don't care about using the control everything function then could you maybe use HDMI for Dish to Revue to A/V and then component to your TV?

    I have enough HDMI ports to do it but I will try the above when I get mine just to see if it works. Because I'm curious that way. :)
     
  16. Oct 9, 2010 #36 of 146
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    I don't think so. I have lots of equipment with both. Some of them cost less than $100.
     
  17. Oct 9, 2010 #37 of 146
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    HDMI between it and the Dish STB but component to the TV should be fine. If it had it, which it should.
     
  18. Oct 9, 2010 #38 of 146
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    HDCP doesn't work on component. There is content that is only available via HDMI w/HDCP to make sure that the content is protected. Content owners don't like boxes that don't protect their content.

    If a box manufacturer is simply making boxes they might get away with building boxes that circumvent protection. But if that box manufacture also wants to make content deals they need to protect the content.
     
  19. Oct 9, 2010 #39 of 146
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    My A/V receiver, like most, will "up convert" every audio and video input type to HDMI. But it won't "down convert" HDMI to anything for the same reason the Revue uses HDMI only on both sides. As everyone notes, it is the HDCP problem.

    Oddly enough though, my Panasonic Blu-ray will output component, though I suppose if the content were protected it wouldn't.

    Since my old Pany Plasma is 720p with only component in, sooner or later I'll have to upgrade. But it is only 7 years old....:sure:
     
  20. Oct 9, 2010 #40 of 146
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    If HDCP is the problem then why do Dish STBs have component out? Not buying it. Manufacturer cheaped out.
     

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