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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.

Features:

  • 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 www.sony.com/PlayMovieOffer
  • 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

Specifications:

General

  • 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)

Audio

  • 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)

Convenience

  • 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

Footnotes:

  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. (http://www.dishnetwork.com/googletv)
  9. Check Google Play store on your device for availability and compatibility
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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Sony Internet Player With Google TV
 
3.2

(based on 43 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (11)

43%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Impressive, with some (temporary) drawbacks

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...Read complete review

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Sony in control!!!!!!

i have a androit tablet and was happy when i found the sony with android for my TV BUT any apps SONY does not like or make money on you will not be able to...Read complete review

i have a androit tablet and was happy when i found the sony with android for my TV BUT any apps SONY does not like or make money on you will not be able to install like RAD.IO or German TV ...what a scam i will get myself a diffrent like roco unit and not been under the control of SONY .... this was the last time i purchased anything from SONY my tablet is a ASUS and they do not control my apps .......shame on sony

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1.0

No more updates

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This product is no longer updated. It is now a piece of junk. Sony should give us a credit.

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5.0

Works great

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from Canton Nc

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It works great. My whole family use it for everything from surfing the web to watching movies shows and videos on Netflix and Youtube. I have one in the living room and one in my man cave.

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1.0

Junk

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from 43206

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I had an Smp-n200 media box previously to this one and for $140 less than the Nsz-gs8 is was 100 times better! This device can not connect to a wireless network and when it does, the connection is terrible and drops out consistently. When playing media from a usb or hard drive the audio becomes out of sync with the video. DO NOT PURCHASE!

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5.0

love it

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from sioux falls

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I receive this as a gift and I have been enjoying this for about 9 months and only thing I wish it have is hulu plus app but other then that I have nothing else to complain about this and I have sony tablet and it work great with nsz gs8 and I have a network harddrive and plays pics, music, video with no problems

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5.0

So good I bought a second one

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from guntown, ms

Comments about Sony Internet Player With Google TV:

Very easy setup, fast download, access to more content than I was even expecting. We loved the first one so much I bought a second one to use in another area.

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3.0

Sony vs Logitech

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from Lakeport, CA.

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I replaced my Logitech Revue with this Sony Google TV, and I expected a lot. The plusses... it's a little faster than the Logitech. The minusses... the keyboard/controller. The Logitech has a full size keyboard/controller. But... the BIG disappointment is that there are as few apps in the Google Play Store, maybe even fewer, than the Logitech Revue. It also has the same operating system version of 3.2, and I hoped that Sony would have come out with newer, based on the fact that it's still being sold and supported by Sony.

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2.0

Very bad product

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from New york, NY

Comments about Sony Internet Player With Google TV:

HDMI port does not accept all devices, sometimes even burning HDMI output port devices. Applications available for this product on play market are very very limited or nonexistent. The device after a couple of hours overheats a lot. In my opinion and evaluation Roku outstrips this product. BAD PRODUCT! Dont buy!

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5.0

Best media player Ever!!!!

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from Miami

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Very good media player and tv. Very pleased with the purchase. Only concern is response time is not too fast and memory capability for storage it gets low if several apps are inatalled. Overall very good. Well done sony

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4.0

A Solid Performer

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from NY

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For a product way cheaper than a computer, this unit does most things quite well, and much better than other media players on the market. If you want good network performance use the Ethernet connection rather than Wi-Fi. Obviously there is room for development, for example compatibility with Skype and VideoLan would be great, but it's a nifty addition to any TV set.

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1.0

Garbage

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from Kingman Az

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This this sucks! The fact that Sony refuses to update their software in this it is in Android 3.2. It should be on software 4.x I love if Sony carried from their customers then we would see updates. You can't even watch Hulu. What type of "smart/android" TV is that?

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