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Sony fans among the first to see and test the Sony Internet TV powered by Google TV

by Team Sony 10/12/2010

We waited. We waited. And then the day finally came. After months of mystery, an excited crowd in New York was among the first to see and try the Sony Internet TV at the official launch of the World’s first HDTV powered by the Google Television platform. While rock star Mike Posner entertained the crowd, groups gathered around the televisions set up to let fans see and experience the combination of Sony engineered hardware with Google’s software.

If you’ve been following the story since the partnership was announced at Google’s annual developer conference earlier this year, you know the new Sony HDTVs will let you watch your favorite shows and browse the internet seamlessly with just one device. It’s the ultimate multitasking tool!

The televisions have a powerful Intel® processor which means while you’re watching your favorite television shows you can quickly do things like search using Google’s Chrome browser, find then watch videos from YouTube, look up sports scores and more. The sets are also built on the Android platform giving you access to a world of apps right on your TV.

Now, to give you a closer look at what fans were able to experience at the event, here are some photos from the night as well as some newly released information on the interface, hardware and platform.

Dual View, lets you watch your favorite shows while doing things like tweeting, checking fantasy football scores, or just browsing online, all in one easy-to-use interface.

Pre-installed apps include Netflix, Pandora®, YouTube™, Napster, Twitter, CNBC, and NBA as well as Sony’s Video On Demand powered by Qriocity ™. The Android™ Market, which will be available in early 2011, will let you add apps.

The Sony Internet TV also runs a Chrome browser.

You can merge multiple content sources in one easy-to-use interface like broadcast and streaming Internet video.

Search for entertainment and information via the Internet and from the content on your television. Sony Internet TV connects to select HD DVR devices from Dish Network, so when you search for a show, content you recorded will also show up in the search results.

A full QWERTY keypad remote with an optical mouse comes with the new sets. You’ll be able to navigate content, type in search terms and control the TV’s user interface using the keypad remote. Soon you’ll be able to use some mobile devices, like an Android phone to control the TV with an app available for download when the Android Market becomes available in early 2011.

The line features four LCD HDTV’s with Edge LED backlight, ranging from 24 to 46 inches and $600 to $1400 in price. Presale has started at Sony Style  and the full line will be available at Sony Style and Best Buy stores starting October 16th.

Keep checking back with us for the latest Sony Internet TV news. We will post the full photo album from the night on our Sony Electronics Facebook page. You can also find information about the Sony Internet TV at www.sony.com/internetTV or from the Sony news and information site.

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  1. Will Sours wrote: October 12, 2010 5:15pm

    I couldn’t find the refresh rate anywhere, do you have it? Also, will there be any possible interaction with the PS3? Maybe GoogleTV on the PS3, or remote play or something?

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  2. Anonymous wrote: October 13, 2010 10:44am

    I think this is an idea but a little late in da Game. Most peeps got their HDTVs already and maybe half of those people already gots their Bluray player (BR regular/PS3/XBoX) too! That would be me! I wouldve JUMPED on the Sony GoogleTV bandwagon years ago but not now. Also that white GTV keyboard is UGLY! It reminds me of those ol’ Brother Printer thingies. Google+Sony CHANGE that keyboard!

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  3. Anonymous wrote: October 13, 2010 6:23pm

    I was hoping this would provide a means to take personal video and still images stored on the home network and show them on the TV. Since this is not mentioned, I have to conclude this is not supported. What a neat way to make home videos viewable on your TV without having to create DVD or BD discs to play.

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    1. Anonymous wrote: October 17, 2010 1:49pm

      Exactly. No word on accessing the PC’s music, photos, etc. It would be great for example, to locate the music on your PC and play it on you home stereo receiver via Sony TV. .. and watch watch TV in the same time … like a media box. Is it possible with the current model?
      Robin

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  4. Alexandre Machado wrote: October 14, 2010 1:56am

    Any ideia when will arive to Portugal? Will the system Android from TV be compatible with the phones of Android like X10 (like switching chanels, acessing from other network, etc…)?

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  5. Anonymous wrote: October 14, 2010 8:36am

    Sorry but this remote is SO 1980. This is unexcusable, try come up with something better (hint touchscreen hint)

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  6. Anonymous wrote: December 4, 2010 12:59am

    Can you make a T.V. that when a commercal comes on the sound goes off?

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  7. Anonymous wrote: December 4, 2010 1:02am

    Can you make a t.v. when the commercal comes on the sound goes off?

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  8. Anonymous wrote: January 20, 2011 3:04pm

    Can you play regular dvds on the BlueRay player?

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  9. Anonymous wrote: January 20, 2011 3:06pm

    Can you play regular dvds on the Blue Ray player?

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    1. Sukhjit wrote: January 20, 2011 5:06pm

      Hey there! Thanks for the comment. Yes, you can play DVDs on the Blue-ray player… I have it and have played DVDs on it just fine.

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  10. Anonymous wrote: January 25, 2011 1:23pm

    i love SONY. MICROSOFT SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. Anonymous wrote: June 3, 2011 5:16am

    Introducing of Sony internet TV powered by Google TV is interesting.Google TV is a necessity of every person because everyone wants to enjoy computer on TV. Google TV provides this opportunity. Now different companies are manufacturing Google TV but Ozitechnology produce cheap and quality Google TV.

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