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Logitech Revue (Google TV) now $99...

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by RasputinAXP, Jul 31, 2011.

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  1. Wilf

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    I cancelled the Dish integration on my 722 - it just didn't do anything for me. I also have a Google TV hooked up to my 612 where integration is not an option - always worked fine without it. The integration fee was just a waste of money.
     
  2. 34Ford

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    Let us know what you think of the android features when you get the ota update.
     
  3. cjbecker

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    How did you get them to remove the integration? I tried and was told that it was not possible. the csr was pain to work with and refused to remove it. Maybe I should have used better words at the end of the call instead of f*** you. ha!
     
  4. celticpride

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    I use my logitech revue with verizon fios .I dont have to pay no fee. i only use it to surf the internet,i have it hooked up to my onkyo 809 av receiver so i can listen to pandora through my speakers,i prefer to use my tivo guide to search for tv shows.
     
  5. Ira Lacher

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    Has anyone compared the picture quality to just plugging in a laptop with an HDMI connection?
     
  6. Wilf

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    I called Dish and the csr took care of it. No problems at all.

    Wilf
     
  7. RasputinAXP

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    I'm champing at the bit to get Honeycomb on there.
     
  8. 34Ford

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    They announced that they don't plan to produce a successor to the Revue, not that they are "dropping" the Revue.

    They'll continue to sell the remaining inventory of the Revues, and at least for a while, continue to support the Revue. They are interested in selling accessories for Google TV devices, including the Revue, so they have a vested interest in supporting it.

    -- Roger
     
  10. Steve

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    Complete PCWorld article here.

     
  11. klang

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    Too light for a boat anchor, too big for a paper weight. What is left?

    ;)
     
  12. FarmerBob

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    Tire block for small to moderately sized cars?
     
  13. StevenA

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    After doing more reading it seems most people are not giving up their revue. I hope it pans out, mine just came today, LOL
     
  14. Steve

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    Ya. If I was a Revue owner, I'd be looking forward to the 2.0 software update, which should be coming soon. Logitech (and possibly Sony) may have thrown in the towel, but I'm sure Google will continue to work on it.

    And once the Motorola acquisition is complete, I expect Google software on Moto set top boxes won't be far behind.
     
  15. dualsub2006

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    I'm not giving mine up, but I'm also not holding out much hope for support beyond the Honeycomb update. Logitech will release it because they'd like to sell the remaining units that they have in stock, but they won't throw any more resources at it once the warehouse runs out.

    I'll for sure not spend another dime on a Google TV device until Google proves that this thing has legs though. I could see them walking away from it as just another Google flop of a product.
     
  16. Steve

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    Possibly. In that case, however, I think they'll quickly go back to the drawing board.

    After PCs, phones and tablets, I think TV is the next big opportunity. It's been daunting, so far, for anyone who's attempted to change the paradigm, with early attempts by the likes of Microsoft, Apple, Time Warner and others falling flat. With the recent claim by Steve Jobs to his biographer that he finally "cracked the TV code", I'm sure that's providing some incentive for Apple's competitors to try and get out in front of whatever they may now be working on.
     
  17. dualsub2006

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    Google TV has lost what little momentum that it had. One of the product launch partners threw in the towel in under 6 months. I'm personally thinking that Google has already gone back to the drawing board and Google TV lives or dies with this next round of products.

    And Steve Jobs new Apple TV won't crack anything. His vision of cracking an industry always involved transferring control of something from the current market leader to Apple, and content owners aren't going to allow that to happen.

    They make too much money from ad sales and companies like to D* to throw in with Apple and live under their tight fisted grip. Steve's TV is vaporware andbin my mind always will be.
     
  18. StevenA

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    And therein lies the problem, the people who have the content control when we see it, who see's it, whether we can own it, lease it, or only rent it and for how much.

    Think about it, any device you have that you purchased content for is not yours. If you download a movie to your dish DVR and switch to direct, you recordings do not go with you. I'd you want them you have to purchase them again. Same with many other things that are no longer physical properties, your only leasing it. You can't sell it or othwise transfer it to someone else.

    It's a bit annoying if you ask me when they make a movie for $10m and make $70m on it. Not only that they continue to make money well after expenses have been paid for each viewing. It would be akin to car makers having a bill acceptor on the side of your car.
     
  19. Steve

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    Ya. Depends if Jobs meant an iTunes-like model for TV content, or simply an Apple front-end to your TV provider. E.g., an Apple TV device with a Siri-based remote, to control your DVR.

    "I want to record all first-run episodes of CSI".
    "I want to watch last night's Mentalist."
    "Are there any Adam Sandler movies coming up?"
     
  20. Steve

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    "Logitech jumped off the Google TV train earlier this week, but now it looks like another consumer-electronics maker, LG, may be hopping on.

    Citing unnamed sources, Bloomberg Businessweek reports that Seoul, South Korea-based LG plans to unveil a television based on Google software at CES in January. LG is the world's second-largest manufacturer of TV sets. [more]"
     

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