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Will DTV Intergrate Google TV Into Their HD DVR's

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by CraigerCSM, May 28, 2010.

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  1. May 28, 2010 #1 of 131
    CraigerCSM

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    I wonder if Google is just testing Google TV right now with the launch of the Fall launch of the Logitech box and the Sony HDTV's and BluRay players with Google TV built it. Then if it takes off and the public likes it could DTV, Dish and others intergrate the software into their HD DVR's?

    I am just asking this because I am thinking about buying the HR-24 but I would be worried that DTV may partner with Google TV and put it in a future box.

    This is not because of the one box solution that I talk about here. As long as I like playing video games I know I will allways have two boxes. If DTV did intergrate Google TV into its HD DVR I wouldn't mind having two boxes. Especially if DTV also had built in WIFI in its future HD DVR's.
     
  2. May 28, 2010 #2 of 131
    LarryFlowers

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    First Question: How would DirecTV benefit?
     
  3. May 28, 2010 #3 of 131
    CraigerCSM

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    I would think DTV would want to compete with Dish Network and they are supporting Google TV. Dish Network sees a benefit having it. At first it will be with intergrate the Logitech Google TV Box. I wonder if later Dish Network will intergrate the software into its boxes? I couldn't understanding the wording of Dish Network's press release on the subject, if they meant new HD DVR's would be coming out with Google TV built in or just that the Logitech will be more compatible with their HD DVR's? I don't see how Dish Network could make it more compatible with their HD DVR's when Logitech said the box would work will both satellite and cable companies.

    Also you could go to DTV's web site on their HD DVR's with Google TV on it. It would be better than DTV Apps.
     
  4. May 28, 2010 #4 of 131
    LarryFlowers

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    That doesn't benefit DirecTV. If you can purchase a box designed to do this, why would DirecTV spend money on new programming or even new hardware. I can't see that this is any different than buying a Roku box.

    Those that feel the need to have internet access on their TV can simply buy a box whose sole purpose is to do this and do it well, while DirecTV can stay concentrated on the things that it needs to concentrate on.

    I am not saying it isn't possible, I just don't see how DirecTV would benefit. If Dish ever actually builds a box with it built in, that might make a difference, but until they do.....
     
  5. May 28, 2010 #5 of 131
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    The Logitech box will have an HDMI input and output would you loose any signal quality hooking an HR-24 into the Logitech Google TV then hooking the Logitech Google TV box into the HDTV. That Logitech box looks cool. It will have the Intel Atom processor, 4 gigs of ram and 802.11n plus PIP according to one report.

    One report did think Google TV might fail because its adding another set-top box to media centers that already have alot of boxes and they thought intergrating the software into cable and satellite HD DVR's would be better. I still wouldn't mind having two boxes if the Google TV software was intergrated into HD DVR's. Another report said Google TV would be a faster guide then cable HD DVR's guide.
     
  6. May 28, 2010 #6 of 131
    hilmar2k

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    I'm gonna say......no.
     
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    sigma1914

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    I don't get the point of Google TV. Seems like another media box that few will buy.
     
  8. May 28, 2010 #8 of 131
    sigma1914

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    Built in WiFi is pointless now that DECA is here.
     
  9. May 28, 2010 #9 of 131
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    If DTV intergrated the Google TV software into HD DVR's then you wouldn't need to add another box you would just have to swap out the current HD DVR with a DTV Google TV HD DVR if they ever made one, if you wanted Google TV.

    Sigma1914 does DECA work with wifi router/DSL Modem combo unit? Like the 2Wire ones AT&T gives you.
     
  10. May 28, 2010 #10 of 131
    sigma1914

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    And what will Google TV get me?
     
  11. May 28, 2010 #11 of 131
    hilmar2k

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    But why would DIRECTV do that? What's in it for them? Other than the "keeping up with the Jones'" thing with Dish?
     
  12. May 28, 2010 #12 of 131
    CraigerCSM

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    You would have more content to access on an HDTV and videos.

    Here is the keynote on it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASZbArr7vdI
     
  13. May 28, 2010 #13 of 131
    hilmar2k

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    But can/will DIRECTV charge for it? I am not asking what's in it for the consumer, I am asking what's in it for DIRECTV?
     
  14. May 28, 2010 #14 of 131
    sigma1914

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    Content most people have via PCs, Blu-Ray players, etc. It's nothing beneficial or new.
     
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    sigma1914

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    Craiger,
    Hook up a HTPC or wireless laptop to any HDTV...It accomplishes what you want: Internet on your 55" TV.
     
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    west99999

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    yes DECA will work with your router
     
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    BattleZone

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    Just like it did for me about 5 years ago... :lol:
     
  20. May 29, 2010 #20 of 131
    CraigerCSM

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    You can't hook up the HR-24 to an HTPC and surf the web while watching TV at the same time on my 55" TV right?

    One thing Google TV has going for it is cost. A low cost way to get internet on the big screen without having to spend $500 - $1,000 or more. I think rumors has at around $300.00 for the Logitech Google TV box.
     
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