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Sony NSZ-GS8 Internet Player with Google TV

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Product Highlights
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Voice Search
  • 3-Axis Motion Sensor
  • Ethernet x 1
  • Download Apps Directly to Your TV
  • USB x 2
  • Picture-in-Picture
  • HDMI Output x 1 (Rear)
  • Dolby Digital Plus
  • Built-in Google Chrome Browser

The NSZ-GS8 Internet Player with Google TV from Sony might be the perfect little box for those hoping to Internet-enable their TV without actually replacing the TV itself. Google TV uses your existing cable or satellite service so you do not have to switch inputs to use it.

It includes HDMI pass-through, SPDIF, two USB ports, built-in IR blaster, Ethernet and integrated Wi-Fi to provide plenty of connectivity options. The player provides a remote that is Bluetooth compatible and uses standard batteries. Or you can take advantage of the voice search function. It is the touchpad with options like tap-to-click, drag-to-scroll and even pinch-to-zoom that really helps bring the entire player's functionality directly to your living room.

Transform your iPhone, Android phone or tablet into a versatile remote control with a full QWERTY keyboard. Just download the free media remote app if you're looking for one less remote on the coffee table. The app also lets you send Web pages from your phone to your TV to view on the Chrome browser.

Experience your favorite websites on a grand scale with the built-in Google Chrome browser. With it Flash-based video sites open doors to endless video content and engaging interactivity.

A Real Web Experience for Your TV
Experience your favorite Websites on a grand scale with the built-in Google Chrome browser that is built for speed, simplicity and efficiency. And because it features a Flash media player, Flash-based video sites open doors to endless video content and engaging interactivity. Auto updates ensure added security
Google TV with Built-in Voice Search
Now the searching power of Google is built right into your TV. Craving some highlights from your team or movies starring your favorite actor? Just speak or type it in and enjoy cross-search results from your cable provider, the Internet, apps and even select Dish DVR8 systems. Google TV uses your existing cable or satellite service, so you do not have to switch inputs to use it
More Apps, More Choices
A host of made-for-TV apps like Netflix, Pandora, Amazon instant Video, and YouTube are pre-installed on your Google TV right out of the box. Want more? Download an endless variety of apps from the Google Play Store. You'll find video, music, games, social networking, and news apps -- just like the ones on your smartphone
Remote Control Unlike Any Other
You've never seen a universal remote quite like this. The clickable touchpad works just like the one on your laptop, featuring one-handed operation and multi-touch pinch-and-pull for zoom control. There's also a 3-axis motion sensor for gaming. Flip it over and you'll find a backlit QWERTY keyboard that makes it easy to type at night. And don't worry, it knows which way is facing up so you won't accidentally hit keys on the other side
Goodbye Wires, Hello Wi-Fi
No network cables necessary. Maximize your entertainment while reducing cable clutter and wirelessly stream beautiful, HD video straight from the internet or your home network. Or you can use a wired connection if you choose. It's all seamless, and it's all built-in
PrimeTime App
Last year, your Google TV added the TV & Movies app to help you browse more than 100,000 movies and TV episodes available to watch. Now called PrimeTime, the app makes it even easier to find your favorite content. Easily access PrimeTime anywhere on Google TV and browse for something new while you watch. You can quickly flip through the best programs on live TV, access your favorite channels, see TV shows you recently watched, and find other suggestions based on what you enjoy watching
Picture-in-Picture Perfect
Surf the Web, watch TV, or do both at the same time. Follow your fantasy teams online while you watch the games live, or update your Facebook status while viewing a movie. You can even resize the box and move it to any corner
Webpages Load Quickly
Webpages, videos and apps load quickly with the power of a 1.2GHz dual-core processor
Share with Friends While Watching TV
See all your Facebook and Twitter posts in one place on your TV with the Socialife app. The app also optimizes viewing of photo and video posts for TV-sized screens so you'll never miss an update, tweet, or friend's latest pictures
Updated YouTube App
Sony and Google TV are making it easier and faster to watch YouTube on your TV. With the updated YouTube app for Android devices and Google TV, your devices automatically pair so you can play any YouTube video from your smartphone or tablet on your TV with just one button
Includes Redemption Codes for Three Movies
Start your digital movie collection today with up to $45 in feature films on Google Play. Use the redemption codes inside to add three movies to your Google Play movie library. You can watch your movies unlimited times with Google TV and anywhere else you can access Google Play on the web. Select your three choices from the 15 available movies
Web Browser
Download: Yes
Flash: Yes
Java: Yes
Search: Yes
Streaming: Yes
Web browser: Yes (Google Chrome)
Sony Entertainment Network
Video / Music services: Yes
Media Playback Features
Video:
Play / Stop / Pause: Yes
Prev / Next: Yes
Rev / Fwd: Yes
Repeat: Yes (All / Title)
Music:
Prev / Next: Yes
Play / Stop / Pause: Yes
Rev / Fwd: Yes
Repeat: Yes (All / Title)
Photo:
Play / Stop / Pause: Yes
Rotation: Yes
Slide show playback: Yes
Convenience Features
2nd display (Media remote)
Device: Yes (iPhone, Android)
Help: Yes
Media remote: Yes (Over ver. 2.3)
Remote control: Yes
Noise Reduction
Noise reduction: Yes
3D
Photo: Yes (Firmware update)
Streaming: Yes
Video (from camcorder): Yes (HDMI)
Settings
Initial setup: Yes
Input device setting: Yes
Multiple language display: Yes
Static IP setting: Yes
Wi-Fi settings (WPS): Yes
Initial setup: Yes
Multiple language display: Yes
Wi-Fi settings (WPS): Yes
Audio
Dolby Digital/DTS Compatibility Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus
Built-in Decoder Yes
LPCM Yes
A/V Playback Formats
File Formats Supported 3GPP, AAC, AC3, AVI, GIF, JPEG, MKV, MOV, MP3, MPEG-4, MPEG2 PS, MPEG2 TS, MPO, PNG, WAV, WMA, WMV, Xvid
Network & Internet Multimedia
Network Access Yes, Built-in Wi-Fi
Mobile Device Control Yes
DLNA Home Network Sharing Yes
Input/Output Connectors
Digital 1x HDMI Output
1x Digital Optical Audio Output
Other 1x Ethernet
1x USB Input
General
Tray Type Single Disc Horizontal
Remote Yes
Power Requirements 120 VAC, 60 Hz
Power Consumption Operational: 21.0W
Standby: 0.5W
Energy Star Compliant Yes
Dimensions (WxHxD) 8.0 x 1.3 x 5.1" / 20.3 x 3.3 x 13.0 cm
Weight 1.3 lb / .59 kg
Sony NSZ-GS8 Internet Player with Google TV
  • NSG-MR5U Remote Control
  • 2 x AA Batteries
  • Handbook
  • Instruction Manual
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • Reference Guide
  • Warranty Card
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    SonyNSZ-GS8 Internet Player with Google TV
     
    2.7

    (based on 3 reviews)

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          4.0

          Hope for a canadian update

          By pedrodec

          from Rouyn-Noranda ,qc, Canada

          About Me Casual User

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          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Fast Setup

          Cons

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            Comments about Sony NSZ-GS8 Internet Player with Google TV:

            It turn your TV like a computer.But the sony NSZ-GS8 can't receive canadian area code. I can't configure my satellite receiver and command movies or other stuff. I hope sony prepare a canadian update for a optimize utilisation.By the way, i'm very happy about that product and the fast service or B&H.

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            1.0

            Don't buy this player

            By khv3412

            from omaha,ne

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design

            Cons

            • Difficult Setup
            • Does Not Improve Audio/Video

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            Comments about Sony NSZ-GS8 Internet Player with Google TV:

            If you want youtube, Netflix, hulu or any movies it works ok, but you search for web like they said google chrome fast web search, it is bad. it took me hours tried to make it work but it was not worked it took so long for search one web. Don't waste your money on this.

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            3.0

            Google TV good, but not great yet

            By Drew

            from NJ

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                  Comments about Sony NSZ-GS8 Internet Player with Google TV:

                  The hardware is great but it is held back (and crippled) by lack of NDK support (forthcoming) and Sony's lack of DTS (and HD Audio) licensing. I also wish they would have released the now cancled blu ray version (GP9).

                  Also my remote is having problems, but Sony is sending me a new one.

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