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Sony Internet Player With Google TV - NSZGS8

Abt Model: NSZGS8 | UPC Code: 027242867444
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Sony Internet Player With Google TV, Model NSZGS8

What’s on TV? That's completely up to you. With voice recognition function, just say what you want to find: movies, TV shows, or websites. You can now easily play YouTube™ videos from your smartphone or tablet on your TV while accessing apps like Amazon Instant Video from Google Play. One box, unlimited entertainment.


  • A real web experience for your TV
    Experience your favorite websites on your TV with the built-in Google Chrome™ browser that’s built for speed, simplicity and efficiency. And because it features a Flash Media Player, you can enjoy endless video content with engaging interactivity
  • Google TV™ built- in with 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 DVR systems. It's all there, instantly. Best of all, Google TV uses your existing cable or satellite service, so you do not have to switch inputs to use it
  • More apps, more choices with the Google Play Store
    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
  • A Remote control unlike any other
    You've never seen a remote quite like this. With a large touchpad on one side and a full keyboard on the other, it's optimized for ease of use. The clickable touchpad works just like the one on your laptop, with one-handed operation plus pinch-and-pull for zoom control. Flip it over and you'll find a backlit QWERTY keyboard. There's also a 3-Axis motion sensor for gaming
  • Primetime- A guide that works for you
    Last year, your Google TV added the TV & Movies app to help you browse 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
  • YouTube: Now, easier to watch on Google TV
    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
  • 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 to your home network. Or if you want, you can still use a wired connection. It’s all seamless and it’s all built-in
  • 3 movie purchases included
    Start your digital movie collection today with up to $45 in feature films on Google Play. Use the redemption codes inside to add 3 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 3 choices from the 15 available movies. Full offer details at
  • Picture-in-picture perfect
    Surf the web, watch TV, or do both at the same time with Picture-in-picture. Follow your fantasy teams online while you watch games live, or update your Facebook® status while viewing a movie. Customize your experience even more by resizing the picture-in-picture box and moving it to any corner that you want
  • Do everything, faster
    Do everything faster with the 1.2 GHz dual-core processor. Load Webpages, videos, apps, and more with the power of Sony’s Internet player
  • Share your thoughts with your 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



  • 3D
    • Photo: Yes (firmware update)
    • Streaming: Yes
    • Video (from camcorder): Yes (HDMI)
  • Audio
    • AV Sync: Yes
    • DDCO/Audio Post: Yes
    • DRC: Yes
  • Built-in Devices
    • Wireless LAN: 802.11/b/g/n (Single Band)
  • Convenience
    • Auto Power Off (Auto Stand-by): Yes
    • BRAVIA Sync: Yes
    • Bravia Google TV ready (tentative name): Yes
    • Custom Wall Paper: Yes
    • Parental Control: Yes (SEN only)
    • Screen Saver: Yes
    • Socialife app: Yes (firmware update)
  • General
    • Internal Local storage: 8GB
    • Startup Screen: Yes
  • Inputs and Outputs
    • Ethernet Connection(s): 100BASE-TX
    • HDMI Output(s): 1 (Rear)
    • Optical Audio Output(s): 1 (Rear)
    • USB Input(s): 2 (Rear)
  • Language
    • Onscreen Keyboard: Yes
  • Power
    • Power Code Type: US
    • Power Consumption (in Operation): 21W
    • Power Consumption (in Standby): Less than 0.5W
    • Power Frequency: 60Hz
    • Power Voltage: AC 120V
  • Power Management
    • Energy Star Compliant: Yes
    • Quick Power On (Quick Start): Yes
  • Remote Control
    • Transmission method: Bluetooth
  • Settings
    • Initial Setup: Yes
    • Input Device Setting: Yes
    • Multiple Language Display: Yes
    • Static IP Setting: Yes
    • WiFi Settings (WPS): Yes
    • Initial Setup: Yes
    • Multiple Language Display: Yes
    • Wifi Settings (WPS): Yes
  • Supplied Accessories
    • Batteries: AA Batteries (2)
    • Handbook: Yes
    • Instruction Manual: Yes
    • Instruction Manual Language: English
    • Quick Setup Guide: Yes
    • Reference Guide: Yes
    • Remote Control: NSG-MR5U
    • Warranty Card: Yes
  • Video Features
    • 24p True Cinema: Yes
    • IP Content Noise Reduction: Yes (firmware update)


  • Coaxial, Optical
    • Dolby Digital bit-stream out: Yes
    • LPCM 2ch (~96kHz/~24bit) out: Yes (~48kHz/~24bit)
  • Decodability
    • Dolby(R): Dolby Digital Plus
  • HDMI Audio Out
    • Dolby Digital Plus bit-stream: Yes
    • Dolby Digital bit-stream: Yes
    • Dolby digital to 5.1ch LPCM: Yes
    • Dolby downmix to 2ch LPCM: Yes
    • LPCM 2ch out: Yes (Up to 192kHz)
    • LPCM 6ch out: Yes (Up to 192kHz)
    • LPCM 8ch out: Yes (Up to 96kHz)


  • 2nd Display (TV SideView)
    • Device: Yes (iPhone, Android)
    • Help: Yes
    • Media Remote: Yes (over ver2.3)
    • Remote Control: Yes

Media Playback

  • Music
    • PREV/NEXT: Yes
    • Play/Stop/Pause: Yes
    • REV/FWD: Yes
    • Repeat: Yes (All/1title)
  • Photo
    • Play/Stop/Pause: Yes
    • Rotation: Yes
    • Slide Show Playback: Yes
  • Video
    • Play/Stop/Pause: Yes
    • Prev/Next: Yes
    • REV/FWD: Yes
    • Repeat: Yes (All/1title)

Network Features

  • Sony Entertainment Network
    • Video/Music services: Yes
  • Web Browser
    • Download: Yes
    • Flash: Yes
    • Java: Yes
    • Search: Yes
    • Streaming: Yes
    • Web Browser: Yes(Google Chrome)
  • Wi-fi
    • Wi-Fi Built in: Yes (2.4GHz)

Supported Media

  • Music
    • 3gpp (AAC LC/LTP): Yes (*.3gp/*.3gpp)
    • 3gpp (HE-AACv1/v2): Yes (*.3gp/*.3gpp)
    • AAC LC/LTP: Yes (*.3gp/*.m4a/*.mp4)
    • AAC-LC: Yes (*.3gp/*.m4a/*.mp4)
    • AC3/DD: Yes (*.mp4/*.mts)
    • HE-AACv1/v2: Yes (*.3gp/*.m4a/*.mp4)
    • LPCM/WAV: Yes (*.wav)
    • MDI: Yes (*.mid/*.xmf/*.mxmf/*.rttl/*.rtx/*.ota/*.imy)
    • MP3: Yes (*.mp3)
    • WMA: Yes (*.asf/*.wma)
  • Photo
    • 3D Sweep Panorama (by Sony): Yes
    • Bitmap: Yes (*.bmp/*.dib)
    • GIF: Yes (*.gif)
    • JPEG: Yes (*.jpg/*.jpe/*.jpeg)
    • MPO: Yes
    • PNG: Yes (*.png)
    • Sweep Panorama (by Sony): Yes
  • USB Storage
    • Digital Still/Video Camera: Yes
    • Flash Memory (FAT32): Yes (Read/Write)
    • Flash Memory (NTFS): Yes (Read)
    • HDD (FAT32): Yes (Read/Write)
    • HDD (NTFS): Yes (Read)
    • Others: PSP
    • Supported File System: FAT32/NTFS
  • Video
    • 3gpp/H264: Yes (*.3gp, *.3g2)
    • 3gpp/H264 -AVC: Yes (*.3gp, *.3g2)
    • 3gpp/MPEG4-SP: Yes (*.3gp9
    • AVI/H.264: Yes (*.avi)
    • AVI/MPEG4 SP: Yes (*.avi)
    • MKV/H.264: Yes (*.mkv)(TrueHD/DTS audio are not supported)
    • MOV: Yes (*.mov)
    • MPEG2 Video/PS: Yes (*.mpg/*.mpe/* .mpeg)
    • MPEG2 Video/TS: Yes (*.m2t/*.mts/*.m2ts)
    • MPEG4 - AAC: Yes (*.mp4/*.m4a9
    • MPEG4 - AAC-LC/LTP: Yes (*.mp4/*.m4a)
    • MPEG4 -HE-AAC v1/v2: Yes (*.mp4/*.m4a)
    • MPEG4/ H.263: Yes (*.mp4/*.m4v/*.mov/*.qt)
    • MPEG4/ H.264 AVC: Yes (*.mp4/*.m4v/*.mov/*.qt)
    • MPEG4/ MPEG4-SP: Yes (*.mp4/*.m4v/*.mov/*.qt)
    • WMV/WMV10: Yes (*.wmv/*.asf)
    • Xvid: Yes (*.avi)

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 1.3"
  • Width: 8"
  • Depth: 5.1"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 1.3 lbs
  • Shipping: 3 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details


  1. Live TV requires off air or other methods of TV transmission. Fees may apply
  2. Broadband speed of at least 2.5 Mbps recommended (10 Mbps for HD). Content subject to change and may require fees. Wireless connectivity requires an 802.11 home network (802.11n recommended)
  3. Universal Remote- Not all products are supported
  4. Voice search requires supplied NSG-MR7U Remote Control or an optional Bluetooth headset or to function
  5. Application must be downloaded from the iTunes® app store or Google Play™. Check Google Play from your device for compatibility. Requires devices connected to the same wireless home network
  6. Fees may apply
  7. Not all space is available for consumer storage
  8. Check Dish Network website for compatibility. (
  9. Check Google Play store on your device for availability and compatibility
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Sony Internet Player With Google TV

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Very limited apps can download and play


from San Diego, CA

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Comments about Sony Internet Player With Google TV:

just do a smart TV can do, nothing more, disappointed

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A good gadget


from Undisclosed

Comments about Sony Internet Player With Google TV:

I was a bit disappointed in the lack of Hulu + support. There is an app called Play on you can download that gets around this deficiency to some extent by making your PC to function as a media server and thus fool Hulu into allowing access. The Netflix interface is excellent. The remote functions well, although the mouse pad takes some practice.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Save your money!!!


from Hammonton, N.J.

Comments about Sony Internet Player With Google TV:

Sorry to say that this Sony product was a let down for me. Purchased my original Internet Player less than a year ago and noticed glitches about two weeks into it. Freeze ups was the main issue and it seemed to be due to heat syncing, in other words the box it self would get very hot to the touch. When you have to start unplugging equipment again and again to get them to work, there is an issue. Sent the unit off to repair and receive a replacement unit in short time, less than two weeks. All was well or so it seemed. Here we go again with freeze ups and signal blocking. Hope your experience is better than what I'm having.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


The Most Under-Rated Internet Player


from Arizona

Comments about Sony Internet Player With Google TV:

Aside from Apple politics...this unit delivers! 1080p, dual core processor, and possesses decent apps for present and future. One will not go wrong in adding this unit to any TV. Last but not least ...the bluetooth is great for using with my Sony Premium Dock RDP-XA900IP as a second speaker ....goodbye SONOS!

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Impressive, with some (temporary) drawbacks


from Washington DC

Comments about Sony Internet Player With Google TV:

As a first time Google TV owner, I have to say that overall, I'm impressed with this device. The new voice search works extremely well, and the new PrimeTime app is a breath of fresh air in discovering live content. The remote control is also refreshing to use in that in addition to using traditional remote control arrow keys, I can now use a touch track pad, backlit keyboard, or my voice to search for, and interact with new content on my device. As for cons, the initial device set-up takes (by it's own menu’s admission) a solid 20 minutes to complete, which seems unusually long for such an advanced device. I also wish the Google Play app store had more compatible apps for the NSZ-GS8, as so many apps currently in the Google Play store are only compatible with mobile Android devices. However, at the very least, I wish for now this player would gain support for the HBO GO and Hulu Plus apps. Integration with Facebook, and especially its new Graph search tool to show Google TV users what's trending inside of their own social networks would also be a welcome addition down the road... Also, as for the three free movies Sony offers, well you only get to choose from 15 movies: Anonymous, Battle Los Angeles, Colombiana, Friends with Benefits, Ghost Rider, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, Jack & Jill, Just Go With It, Men In Black, Men In Black 2, Moneyball, Smurfs, Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3, and The Pirates! Band of Misfits -- This isn’t exactly the most robust or most desirable collection to choose from. So for future Google TV customers, I hope Sony expands their offerings. In conclusion, even with the limitations listed above, this is a very impressive device, if for no other reason than because its Google TV voice and PrimeTime user interfaces make accessible a new world of content to users that in my opinion have essentially been “locked away� behind poor user interfaces for years. This device is a true game changer that I have no doubt will only improve in the months to come.

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