Today, we are revealing a true Easter Egg: a hidden feature of the 2012 BRAVIA® HX-Series televisions.
If you own such a BRAVIA TV and a Sony Internet Player with Google TV™ NSZ-GS7, chances are that you already connected them using an HDMI® cable. But did you notice that the BRAVIA TV menu changes when you connect the TV and Sony’s Google TV Player? A new menu item “Powered by Google TV” shows up (pictured below)…
From here, you can actually use your BRAVIA Remote Commander to launch applications on Sony’s Google TV Player, such as the Google Play™ Store or TV & Movies. And at this point, you can switch to the Sony Google TV Remote to take advantage of the full QUERTY keyboard – it makes searching for content super simple and convenient. Of course, you can also continue to operate the Android™ application with the BRAVIA Remote, if you like. The bottom line is that you can use either remote to control the synced devices – and we made it this way because we 1) wanted to make your life easier and 2) give you options.
How does this magic work? When you connect the two devices, there are not only TV and Audio signals going from Sony’s Google TV Player to the BRAVIA TV over the HDMI cable. There are also commands passed from the BRAVIA TV to the Internet Player with Google TV, and the TV knows what you connect to it. This information is then used to give you more choice within the BRAVIA menu, and your BRAVIA Remote Commander signals are received by the Internet Player with Google TV.
So, did you know about this before? If not, give it a try and let us know what you think.
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