Wall Street Journal tech reporter Walter S. Mossberg had a look at Google TV and said he would “wait for Google TV to improve.”
In his All Things Digital column Mossberg gives a very detailed review of the product and notes it “made an admirably bold effort, but, like others before, it has missed the mark, at least in its first effort.”
Google TV is available in three ways, Mossberg noted, the Logitech Revue – a small black top set box costing $300, a Sony BluRay player that incorporates the feature for $400 and with a Sony TC that has internet access built in, starting at $600.
The reviewer had problems with pixelated images and buffering slowdowns and the inability to run Quicktime video – the Apple video format.
No doubt many will be buying Google TV and Mossberg did state “for now, I’d relegate Google TV to the category of a geek product, not a mainstream, easy solution ready for average users. It’s too complicated, in my view, and some of its functions fall short.”
Some of his problems with the system like searching for shows, I am sure the readers here would be more adept.