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    Anyone tried Google TV?

    Dish Network is offering me an upgrade to a Google TV-integrated receiver. Wondered if it's worth it.



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    Re: Anyone tried Google TV?

    What do you mean "GoogleTV integrated"? You don't need the Logitech Revue?

    Anyway, my dad got the Logitech Revue from Dish Network a couple weeks ago. It's perfect for him since he didn't have a computer or internet before that. He can sit in his lounger and surf the web while watching TV. Not sold on it yet for myself since I can do the same thing with my laptop. There are some cool features of the Review though. The wireless keyboard becomes your remote for the Dish box and TV. You can search for shows just like you'd search the web, etc...



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    Re: Anyone tried Google TV?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    What do you mean "GoogleTV integrated"? You don't need the Logitech Revue?

    Anyway, my dad got the Logitech Revue from Dish Network a couple weeks ago. It's perfect for him since he didn't have a computer or internet before that. He can sit in his lounger and surf the web while watching TV. Not sold on it yet for myself since I can do the same thing with my laptop. There are some cool features of the Review though. The wireless keyboard becomes your remote for the Dish box and TV. You can search for shows just like you'd search the web, etc...
    Yes you do still need the Revue box. My use of the word "integrated" was incorrect. They are offering it as a package with a new DVR upgrade. The equipment is $179, which is $120 off the stand-alone price, and there's a $4/month fee going forward. Like I said, I would not seek something like this out were it not offered to me, but seems like a pretty good price for something with a lot of potential and usefulness.



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    Re: Anyone tried Google TV?

    From the advertising, it looks like you become Kevin Bacon if you get it.

    I haven't used it, but thought that you could get it on various recievers besides the Logitech. Just curious, how long have you had Dish?



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    Re: Anyone tried Google TV?

    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    Yes you do still need the Revue box. My use of the word "integrated" was incorrect. They are offering it as a package with a new DVR upgrade. The equipment is $179, which is $120 off the stand-alone price, and there's a $4/month fee going forward. Like I said, I would not seek something like this out were it not offered to me, but seems like a pretty good price for something with a lot of potential and usefulness.
    If the $4 per month is for two years on contract, you'll end up paying more on their plan than if you just buy it outright.

    48 * 4 = 192 + 179 = $371, you can buy these for $300 online


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    Re: Anyone tried Google TV?

    Quote Originally Posted by CtownCyclone View Post
    From the advertising, it looks like you become Kevin Bacon if you get it.

    I haven't used it, but thought that you could get it on various recievers besides the Logitech. Just curious, how long have you had Dish?
    Had Dish probably 2.5 years or so



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    Re: Anyone tried Google TV?

    Quote Originally Posted by chewbocka View Post
    If the $4 per month is for two years on contract, you'll end up paying more on their plan than if you just buy it outright.

    48 * 4 = 192 + 179 = $371, you can buy these for $300 online
    Um, two years is only 24 months.

    24*4=96+179=275



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    Re: Anyone tried Google TV?

    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    Had Dish probably 2.5 years or so
    I've been a subscriber for 1.5 years. Wonder when my offer is coming along?



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    Re: Anyone tried Google TV?

    Quote Originally Posted by CtownCyclone View Post
    I've been a subscriber for 1.5 years. Wonder when my offer is coming along?
    It actually popped up when I logged onto my account online. Go check it out and see if it's an option for you.



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    Re: Anyone tried Google TV?

    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    Um, two years is only 24 months.

    24*4=96+179=275
    My math skills must not come along with me to this site, this is the 2nd math error I've posted here in two math posts.


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    Re: Anyone tried Google TV?

    This deal is available to all Dish Network customers on their website. My parents got it and I enjoyed using it when I visited them. There is also a smartphone app that turns your phone into the remote if you want to do that. I used it to mess with people watching TV. I've been thinking about getting it and the camera so we can do video calls on the TV.



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    Re: Anyone tried Google TV?

    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    It actually popped up when I logged onto my account online. Go check it out and see if it's an option for you.
    I found it, but I had to search around for it. Time to do some research! Thanks for the heads-up.



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