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Samsung to join Sony with Google TV offering

Google TV officially launched not too long ago and brought with it the promise of a new and easy way for consumers to watch their favorite shows on the living room TV. The Google TV service launched with integrated TV sets from Sony and with the set-top box form Logitech.

Bloomberg reports that Sony won't be the only major TV brand offering support for Google TV. Samsung has announced that it will unveiling plans for TVs in January that run Google TV service. January being CES time there should be Google TV enabled sets in abundance at the show from Sony along with the official announcement of plans from Samsung.

At this point, the details of Samsung's plan to support Google TV haven't been decided. Samsung's Yoon Boo Keun said that the company was "open" to using Intel chips inside the TVs supporting Google's service. While Samsung is planning to support Google TV, the service as a whole is under attack by major Studios. All of the major studios are now blocking Google TV users from viewing their shows online.

Still, TV makers are seeing new features like Google TV and web capability on their TVs as a way to fight falling prices and increase profits on their sets. If the service continues to be blocked by major networks and websites, consumer interest in the tech will wane sooner rather than later.





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By Souka on 11/16/2010 12:34:05 PM , Rating: 2
I'm kinda bummed about all the restrictions GoogleTv is hitting.

I've wondered if there's a "hack" to allow the GoogleTV unit to access the blocked sites. If I understand right it's the sites, not GoogleTV, that imposes the restrictions. If so, then I'd think it would be possible to "spoof" the GoogleTV identifier so it looks like a regular PC.

Comments welcome! :)




RE: Google
By HrilL on 11/16/2010 2:08:22 PM , Rating: 2
I believe you can spoof it. It is running Android. You could spoof some of the phones so they could play Hulu after Hulu blocked them. So I assume you are able to do the same.


RE: Google
By The Imir of Groofunkistan on 11/16/2010 2:16:46 PM , Rating: 3
google it


RE: Google
By quiksilvr on 11/17/2010 4:34:50 PM , Rating: 2
I logged in solely just to rate this up! That made my day :D


By PAPutzback on 11/16/2010 12:42:17 PM , Rating: 3
I'm pretty sure Google could buy AMC and SyFy for cash without blinking.




By bruce24 on 11/16/2010 6:39:26 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
I'm pretty sure Google could buy AMC and SyFy for cash without blinking.


AMC is owned by Cablevision

SyFy is owned by NBC Universal, who are about to be bought by Comcast.


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