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Originally Posted by jm9843 View Post

Introducing Plex for Google TV

...And the stock DLNA players are made obsolete before most users have received their update. Although in fairness, the Sony DLNA app does decode DTS so that's something.

I read this last night and I went ahead and finally ordered a Logitech Revue to give this a try. I have been using Plex on my Samsung Blu-Ray player & Android Phone for a bit over a month now and love it. I think the client & server setup is much better & cleaner than something like say XBMC or even MediaBrowser.

The one thing I wish they would do is just make this device a Media Center Extender then I wouldn't need my 360 anymore!

Any chance of that happening Google?
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Unless I'm missing something, I don't see the advantage to Plex other than a fancy interface. I still can't play full resolution m2ts bluray files with hd audio on the revue. Right?
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So I am thinking about getting a Logitech Revue..... I have store credit, so about $50 would get me one.

So.... I hear a lot of complaining about the system here and I am not averse to looking at others (WD, Apple). However, I really like the idea that the Revue has a keyboard and acts a bit more like a "PC"....

I have read some of this thread but it is huge.... can someone please give me their opinion and the good and bad about the system? Have the new updates made things much better?

Thanks!!!
post #1564 of 1827
Got my Revue yesterday and set it up. Of course, I got it to see how GTV 2.0 will be on this thing. In its current state, I can see why this device failed. Local media support is very poor compared to even Boxee Box which uses the same Intel chip inside. Also, way too many websites are blocked.
post #1565 of 1827
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Originally Posted by primetimeguy View Post

Unless I'm missing something, I don't see the advantage to Plex other than a fancy interface. I still can't play full resolution m2ts bluray files with hd audio on the revue. Right?

It will handle 1080p mkv files, but not sure about mt2s. I also don't understand how plex on the revue will handle hs audio. Will it play the core in DTS-HD?
post #1566 of 1827
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Originally Posted by skro View Post

check out plex at plexapp.com
it has a very nice UI, tons of new updates on the server side, the server works with the Plex iOS apps for playback on those devices.

This changes everything for me. Maybe I'll dump my boxee and get this for local/online playback.

I'll have to watch a youtube video or something later because their website doesn't show enough use cases for me.

It seems like it could have a nicer interface then the media player for dlna purposes, but all the other stuff seems unnecessary for me since it seems like duplicate functionality. iOS? That "stuff" stays out of my house.

Does it allow you to mount dvd/blu-ray ISO? That's the one thing I would like (aside from cablecard tuner support) that is clearly missing in DLNA. I'd like to just rip my movies with no effort without losing chapter support and extras... though I never have time to watch extras these days. I guess I just want to rip things like my Lost blu-rays without having to deal with chopping a disc into episode and renaming things.
post #1567 of 1827
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Originally Posted by kilgore777 View Post

So I am thinking about getting a Logitech Revue..... I have store credit, so about $50 would get me one.
So.... I hear a lot of complaining about the system here and I am not averse to looking at others (WD, Apple). However, I really like the idea that the Revue has a keyboard and acts a bit more like a "PC"....
I have read some of this thread but it is huge.... can someone please give me their opinion and the good and bad about the system? Have the new updates made things much better?!

I've had a Revue for about 3 weeks, and I like it. The big Android 3.1 update has not yet been released to Revue boxes, but it should be within a week...I hope so because I bought it in anticipation of an imminent update. I'm not looking for the Revue to work as an HTPC, but the update promises some significant improvements, such as Android Market, ESPN3 streaming, etc. For me, it was $96 well spent, and yes, the keyboard with the track pad is a nice feature and it all works very well. Set up was also quick and easy.
post #1568 of 1827
The only thing I hate about the keyboard is it not being lit. I got a 50% off coupon from Logitech so I bought the small lit keyboard for the Revue and it is nice but now the buttons are tiny. Ah well I guess you can't have everything haha
post #1569 of 1827
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Originally Posted by Sgooter View Post

I've had a Revue for about 3 weeks, and I like it. The big Android 3.1 update has not yet been released to Revue boxes, but it should be within a week...I hope so because I bought it in anticipation of an imminent update. I'm not looking for the Revue to work as an HTPC, but the update promises some significant improvements, such as Android Market, ESPN3 streaming, etc. For me, it was $96 well spent, and yes, the keyboard with the track pad is a nice feature and it all works very well. Set up was also quick and easy.

Sgooter, thanks for the reply. I think at $96 bucks, the system is a good deal (the release price was a different story...)

Also, I noticed that Sony has a Blu Ray with built in Google TV. That appeals to me... I am sort of a minimialist when it comes to equipment. I might check that out too.
post #1570 of 1827
I can't imagine using Google TV without a keyboard. It would suck typing in websites with a remote from a blu ray player. Maybe the remote has a small keyboard like my Vizio tv with the slideout bluetooth keyboard.
post #1571 of 1827
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Originally Posted by betterdan View Post

I can't imagine using Google TV without a keyboard. It would suck typing in websites with a remote from a blu ray player. Maybe the remote has a small keyboard like my Vizio tv with the slideout bluetooth keyboard.

Actually, it comse withy a small keyboard. http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/sto...tNumber=NSZGT1
post #1572 of 1827
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Originally Posted by kilgore777 View Post

So I am thinking about getting a Logitech Revue..... I have store credit, so about $50 would get me one.

So.... I hear a lot of complaining about the system here and I am not averse to looking at others (WD, Apple). However, I really like the idea that the Revue has a keyboard and acts a bit more like a "PC"....

I have read some of this thread but it is huge.... can someone please give me their opinion and the good and bad about the system? Have the new updates made things much better?

Thanks!!!

it really depends what you want to do with it.

things it does pretty well: Netflix, HBO Go, Crackle

things it does ok: web browse. the browser interface isn't as polished as it could be, but its better than the Boxee browser. i wish it had more custom resolutions, as being able to set it to my tv's native 1366x768 would look a lot crisper than setting it to 720p.

things it does not do well: play digital media. the codec and container support is all over the place, and it is compounded by the fact that your media server of choice may further limit file support.
post #1573 of 1827
Hmm, so where's the 3.1 update for Revue?
post #1574 of 1827
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Originally Posted by Brajesh View Post

Hmm, so where's the 3.1 update for Revue?

I'm anxiously awaiting this as well.
post #1575 of 1827
I went and bought Revue in anticipation of the OS update. The sales associate at Best Buy had showed me the updated Google TV on Sony's TV set, and it looked nice and was very fast. I'm not sure if the speed has to do with the chip that Sony uses, or is the new version more refined, I hope to find out soon enough.

Also, I have a general question about streaming files from your PC to Revue: can you set up XBMC in a server mode and then access the menu through Chrome on Revue? XBMC has the option for HTTP control, but I'm not getting anything in Chrome on Revue. If I access it from the Logitech Media Player the list of available files is much smaller than the actual number of files in the folders, and the interface is not nearly as nice as that on XBMC.
Sorry if this question is off the topic, if someone can direct me to an existing thread about this I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks,
Darko
post #1576 of 1827
Just thought I would point out that Plex is now available for Google TV. It might give you much of what you want with XBMC, if not more.

Philip
post #1577 of 1827
Hmm, I thought Plex for GTV was for 3.1 Honeycomb. Will have to Google how to install it.
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post #1579 of 1827
It would appear to be too late even for porn to resuscitate the Revue.
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Interesting... they talk about the Sony NSZ-GT1 Blu-ray player that I am interested in. I am going to have to take a closer look!
post #1582 of 1827
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Originally Posted by kilgore777 View Post

Interesting... they talk about the Sony NSZ-GT1 Blu-ray player that I am interested in. I am going to have to take a closer look!

Since the update doesn't even include Netflix 5.1 (which they hinted at with the older release) I'm not sure how much commitment anyone has.
post #1583 of 1827
Does anyone know if its possible to stream media {mainly AVI and VOB) from a WD TV Live Hub to Google TV? I have the Sony Blu Ray player with 2.0.

Currently when I go to access network content the GTV sees the drive but says there is no playable content. any ideas? I know I could just stream from the PC but I prefer to not have to.

Thanks.

And why doesn't GTV auto capitalize the first letter of a new sentence?
post #1584 of 1827
Logitech getting out = class action suit ? But something interesting, do a Google of Smart TV Boxes.
post #1585 of 1827
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Originally Posted by flippedout View Post

Does anyone know if its possible to stream media {mainly AVI and VOB) from a WD TV Live Hub to Google TV? I have the Sony Blu Ray player with 2.0.

Currently when I go to access network content the GTV sees the drive but says there is no playable content. any ideas? I know I could just stream from the PC but I prefer to not have to.

Thanks.

And why doesn't GTV auto capitalize the first letter of a new sentence?

OK. Just posted an update in the WD TV Live Hub thread too. I didn't have Twonky set to share. Once I selected the right folder to search for media it all worked.
post #1586 of 1827
How do you delete previously viewed web sites on the review? Yup, You guessed it.
post #1587 of 1827
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Originally Posted by orvisg View Post

Logitech getting out = class action suit ?

I don't see how. Google TV 1.0 was simply before it's time and at too high of a price. I think Logitech simply has to support each individual Revue for 1 year - which is the warranty period. This should protect them from a class action suit.

Google TV 2.0 should spice things up - as long as they release at around $100. The Revue released at like $250 which is simply ridiculous for what you actually got.
post #1588 of 1827
Maybe I missed something, is Logitech dumping the Revue?
post #1589 of 1827
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Originally Posted by orvisg View Post

Logitech getting out = class action suit

Not enough customers for a class.
post #1590 of 1827
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Originally Posted by Rick13160 View Post

Maybe I missed something, is Logitech dumping the Revue?

Yep.
http://www.logitechgoogletv.net/logi...y-100-million/
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