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Integrating GoogleTV with DTV and other SAT and Cable Boxes

Discussion in 'IPTV and Internet Video Delivery' started by itzme, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. itzme

    itzme Hall Of Fame

    Jan 17, 2008
    GoogleTV hasn't beend discussed recently here. I was hoping we could look at what we know and speculate about:

    Will GoogleTV integrate and overlay above any Cable or Sat box? Even DirecTV? Google seems to claim it does here. This demo also shows how it integrates here

    It seems to involve HDMI to integrate. It is intended to bypass the need to switch Inputs on your TV. Does that mean that the GoogleTV box is meant to plug into your Cable or Sat box, then the TV? Would DTV or your cable company need to add code to their firmware? How would it integrate into ANY cable or sat box?

    Now we've see that Sony and Dish are among the GoogleTV partners. What does that mean about this integration? If I buy a Sony TV with GoogleTV (this Fall) built in, will it work with my HR24?

    Anyone know? If not, let's speculate based on what we do know.
  2. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    Where's Craiger? :lol:
  3. Christopher Gould

    Christopher Gould Icon

    Jan 14, 2007
    i think u would plug your sat box into the googletv box then plug your googletv box into the tv or avr then the tv. google would just pass everthing from sat box.
  4. itzme

    itzme Hall Of Fame

    Jan 17, 2008
    I thought of that, but I wondered if there would have to be some code on the Sat box to enable that.
  5. LarryFlowers

    LarryFlowers New Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    This topic was beat to death back in May in this thread... http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=177615

    You won't see any combination of DirecTV & Google or anything else that would require DirecTV to reveal anything to anyone about their encryption algorithms.

    You want to surf the net on your TV, add the google box to the TV and leave DirecTV out of it... our boxes have enough to do with out adding a browser to it.
  6. itzme

    itzme Hall Of Fame

    Jan 17, 2008
    If its going to require the extra box and changing inputs, I guess I'll live with that. But now you're touching on an interesting topic, the purpose for my question. My curiosity about what technology has to be involved. Sorry if I missed it in the May thread where the encryption has to be revealed. I did see the talk of possible "added code" and I guess that is what the discussion was.

    So are the cable companies (some or many) and Dish Network going to have to add code to their boxes that lets the google box unencrypt (is that the word?) their signals and recordings? See that's what I'm wondering, what technology has to be involved for an overlay like that. BTW, I TOTALLY agree that our boxes have enough to do with out adding a browser to it. UNLESS- the cycles, code and processing power to do it come from another processor like the GoogleTV box. Then, why not?

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