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post #691 of 727
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Originally Posted by RawisTheGameHhH View Post

The blu-ray internet tv player received an update last night that most likely broke GTVHacker's root.

Good thing I rooted mine already
post #692 of 727
Hello everyone.

I picked up one of these over the weekend and am happy with the purchase. I have it connected with a Sony HTC CT550W sound bar, a Direct TV HR24 DVR, and a Vizio TV. I used high speed HDMI cables for everything. I was able to get all of the components functioning properly the first go around was pretty pleased with myself. The sony remote synced with, and controlled the Sony sound bar receiver, the Direct tv box, and the TV. I stepped away for awhile and when I powered everything up again I noticed that the Sony receiver was not responding to the NSZ-GT1 remote. I went through the process of setting up the remote with IR Blaster again and cannot get the NSZ-GT1 remote to work with the Sony receiver? The amp LED is on, everything appears to be on the up and up. I have searched a few threads and understand the the wireless SW may be causing some interference. Does anyone have any suggestions, or advise? I would appreciate any help.
post #693 of 727
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Originally Posted by iBike407 View Post

Hello everyone.

I picked up one of these over the weekend and am happy with the purchase. I have it connected with a Sony HTC CT550W sound bar, a Direct TV HR24 DVR, and a Vizio TV. I used high speed HDMI cables for everything. I was able to get all of the components functioning properly the first go around was pretty pleased with myself. The sony remote synced with, and controlled the Sony sound bar receiver, the Direct tv box, and the TV. I stepped away for awhile and when I powered everything up again I noticed that the Sony receiver was not responding to the NSZ-GT1 remote. I went through the process of setting up the remote with IR Blaster again and cannot get the NSZ-GT1 remote to work with the Sony receiver? The amp LED is on, everything appears to be on the up and up. I have searched a few threads and understand the the wireless SW may be causing some interference. Does anyone have any suggestions, or advise? I would appreciate any help.

Please disregard the previous question. I looked through some past threads and found the information that I was looking for.
post #694 of 727
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Originally Posted by j_lm08 View Post

Can you let me know what settings you chose to fix your issue. I dont think I have yet to see Dolby TrueHD out of my reciever either, only PCM.

I'm pretty positive The NSZ-GT1 will not decode Dolby TrueHD and DTS-MA and pass as PCM. At least it won't on my Denon AVR3806 HDMI receiver. I tried another NSZ-GT1 and tried ever option under the audio option. Blurays with PCM tracks work fine.

Shame, because I wanted to replace my Panasonic Bluray player with this unit, but not until I can get this working.
post #695 of 727
I get pass thru no problem for DTS HD and Dolby Tru HD. Make sure following is set:
System settings / picture n sound / sound / BD audio mix = off
Dolby digital pass-thru = on
(Make sure u are only using HDMI! No optical...)

3D also works!

Only remaining problem is I can't connect Comcast box to gTV to Denon receiver to TV. Too many HDMI hops
post #696 of 727
I am very interested in this unit. I purchased the Logitech Revue and it worked until I rebooted it from this point on I have had what appears to be HDMI > DVI handshake issues. (gray screen after it boots to the home screen)

I am connected to an older Toshiba HDTV with a DVI input. I have had no issues with a fat PS3 or my current Pioneer Blu-ray player.

Is anyone else using this until connected to a DVI input and does it work well?

Thanks Eric J.
post #697 of 727
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Originally Posted by Greg T View Post


I'm pretty positive The NSZ-GT1 will not decode Dolby TrueHD and DTS-MA and pass as PCM. At least it won't on my Denon AVR3806 HDMI receiver. I tried another NSZ-GT1 and tried ever option under the audio option. Blurays with PCM tracks work fine.

Shame, because I wanted to replace my Panasonic Bluray player with this unit, but not until I can get this working.

Why do you want it to decode? So the AVR does less processing? Im curious.
I know the AVR will display PCM is the Gtv is doing the decoding, however it should display the codec if the Gtv is passing original sound data.
post #698 of 727
I went to two different stores today, HHGregs and Best Buy. I told them that on my computer media center I was streaming video using XBMC with Navi-X installed and I wanted some way to do the same thing with my big screen TV in the downstairs, with out the hassle of haveing to build another Mediacenter PC. Both places assured me that this Sony NSZ GT1 was what I needed. They said that once it connected to my network, my computer would recognize it and would interface with it. I could then download the XBMC/Navi-X software or just run the computer from the Sony device. I haven't opened the box yet to try it. I thought I would research this more on-line and I'm not finding anything about connecting to a computer, nor anyone who has installed this software to the Sony. Anyone on here know if this is possible? For streaming video I haven't found anything that beats XBMC/Navi-X.
post #699 of 727
First of all, why would you ever trust anyone working at a retail store to know such things. I'm not saying it's impossible, but it is unlikely.

I did a google search on "navi-x xbmc dlna" and there seems to be some twitter posts from Navi-X saying that they support dlna (http://twitter.com/#!/navi_x) via ps3media server and a plugin. This box has pretty good dlna support. It won't be as pretty as XBMC (I have no idea what navi-x is) but you will get folder navigation with album art supported. The box has played everything I've thrown at it including 1080p h264 high profile mkv with DTS-MA.

If you want a prettier interface you can try plex. The server software is free and the Google TV software is $1. My wife uses it and likes it a lot. If you want better XBMC support go rattle their cage and tell them to make a GoogleTV client.
post #700 of 727
did they ever getit to integrate with the 400 disc players..

this thing reminds of those mini imacs
post #701 of 727
I just returned the Sony NSZ GT1. I'll just build a home mediacenter PC and use XBMC with NAVI-X indtsalled. I have this already in my computer, which is upstairs, but I was looking for something to interface with it and my HDTV downstairs.

Navi-X is another program that you can load into XBMC It's very nice addition that has so many links to just about any streaming video for TV shows, old and new.
post #702 of 727
This thread has certainly gone quiet. I have only had a Sony NSZ-GT1 for a few weeks and like it well enough but it is clear Sony better improve on this with the next model. Something like the just released BDP-S790 with Google TV added is what I hope to see released soon but I haven't seen anything about the upcoming model to indicate it will be in that class.
post #703 of 727
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Originally Posted by Chris Gerhard View Post

This thread has certainly gone quiet. I have only had a Sony NSZ-GT1 for a few weeks and like it well enough but it is clear Sony better improve on this with the next model. Something like the just released BDP-S790 with Google TV added is what I hope to see released soon but I haven't seen anything about the upcoming model to indicate it will be in that class.

It has been really quiet, which must either mean people are simple using the device as a BD player or have moved on. Mine is currently sitting unplugged in my closet because I can't decide what to do with it: root it or sell it. I got it from a friend because he didn't have an HDMI HDTV and thought it'd be great to play Amazon Prime Instant Video. Well that was a FAIL because I am nill interested in playing video through the GTV browser :-(

It doesn't appear that rooting is as simple a process that I thought it would be for this particular device. But in looking at the options after rooting, I'm not sure it'd be worth it to be able to install Plex and whatever else it can do. Every time I think about starting to tinker with it I remember I'd get more thrill out of flying a helicopter in Battlefield 3 and go do that. :-/

I preface this with the realization that I'm going about it the mentally lazy way (what can this device do for me vs the correct what can I do with this device) but If anyone has a good list of reasons to root it and really expand functionality please let me know.
post #704 of 727
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Originally Posted by Cravit8 View Post

It has been really quiet, which must either mean people are simple using the device as a BD player or have moved on. Mine is currently sitting unplugged in my closet because I can't decide what to do with it: root it or sell it. I got it from a friend because he didn't have an HDMI HDTV and thought it'd be great to play Amazon Prime Instant Video. Well that was a FAIL because I am nill interested in playing video through the GTV browser :-(

It doesn't appear that rooting is as simple a process that I thought it would be for this particular device. But in looking at the options after rooting, I'm not sure it'd be worth it to be able to install Plex and whatever else it can do. Every time I think about starting to tinker with it I remember I'd get more thrill out of flying a helicopter in Battlefield 3 and go do that. :-/

I preface this with the realization that I'm going about it the mentally lazy way (what can this device do for me vs the correct what can I do with this device) but If anyone has a good list of reasons to root it and really expand functionality please let me know.

I don't have a clue how to root this device and it may be I have prevented that possibility by installing all updates, I haven't followed that discussion at all. I am happy with Google TV as part of my solution for cutting the cord. It is clunky to use but for my needs it works well.
post #705 of 727
I use mine for BDs and streaming files from a server elsewhere in my house, and while it's definitely not the fastest thing around it does all right for my purposes. I just wish it had a more standard remote.
post #706 of 727
I haven't felt the need to root ours. We use ours all the time in the family room (which is basically the secondary TV watching area for our family) for Plex (which has come a long way on Google TV since I first used it) and Netflix. I occasionally use the browser for Amazon VOD and MLB.tv, because I don't think those have apps that work with Google TV (someone please correct me if that's wrong).
post #707 of 727
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Originally Posted by Chris Gerhard View Post


I don't have a clue how to root this device and it may be I have prevented that possibility by installing all updates, I haven't followed that discussion at all. I am happy with Google TV as part of my solution for cutting the cord. It is clunky to use but for my needs it works well.

Maybe I missed a former post, how did you implement this as part of cutting the cord besides Netflix and Hulu ( which can be had on any device)?
post #708 of 727
Actually, it's Hulu that's fairly hard to get on this device - I think you might be able to get it via a Plex channel, but even Chrome on Google TV is blocked by Hulu.

Plex is available in the Google Play store. It's basically an app that allows you to play back local media as well as a number of "channels". I don't have too many channels, but I do have my personal collection of movies and TV shows stored on a server on my home network.
post #709 of 727
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Originally Posted by Cravit8 View Post

Maybe I missed a former post, how did you implement this as part of cutting the cord besides Netflix and Hulu ( which can be had on any device)?

Hulu and most of the big networks, usually those licensed for use exclusively with a PC, block Google TV. Using PlayOn and a PC, I can overcome that limitation but that isn't what makes Google TV valuable to me. PlayOn is limited to standard definition as far as I know and even though it is useful with the blocked standard definition sites, playback doesn't offer much in the way of trick play. Here are links to well over a hundred sites which includes a few dozen I use with Google TV. As a fan of public domain movies, I use Google TV often. Boxes such as Roku don't access nearly as many sites.

Just hit this link with Google TV and bookmark it, it should be possible to find sites with content of interest. The far lower right advances to the next page of links.

http://www.symbaloo.com/mix/googletvcontent

Unfortunately it is clunky because some sites block Google TV using the default browser so switching to generic is often necessary while others are designed to work best with Google TV using the default browser. Lots of complaints about Google TV but if you know how to use it and don't require nice and pretty, it works great in my opinion. If an easy to use program guide is required like I had before dropping DirecTV, Google TV sure isn't the way to cut the cord. If all you want is access to a wide variety of programming, OTA with a good DVR such as TiVo and Google TV can certainly replace cable/satellite TV. It is also necessary to keep cache cleared and storage open and sometimes reset the box which again makes it less than optimal for many but I can deal with all of the awkwardness of using the box easily enough that it doesn't bother me.
post #710 of 727
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Originally Posted by Cravit8 View Post

Maybe I missed a former post, how did you implement this as part of cutting the cord besides Netflix and Hulu ( which can be had on any device)?

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Originally Posted by fefzero View Post

Actually, it's Hulu that's fairly hard to get on this device - I think you might be able to get it via a Plex channel, but even Chrome on Google TV is blocked by Hulu.

Plex is available in the Google Play store. It's basically an app that allows you to play back local media as well as a number of "channels". I don't have too many channels, but I do have my personal collection of movies and TV shows stored on a server on my home network.

I don't have any local files to access but I installed Plex on all 3 Google TV boxes and have the Plex server on a network PC but I can't get it to work for me. I had hoped to access HD streaming from any blocked sites that might be accessible by Plex plugins but so far nothing has worked and nobody at the Plex forum has offered any assistance so I am just doing nothing with it so far. PlayOn on the other hand was a breeze to install and use for the SD stuff. It may be that Plex is really only of use for local files like you have.
post #711 of 727
Google TV via the NSZ-GT1 has really grown on me, although it is too late to root since the last update 02/22/2012 blocked it, I still see a lot of potential with Music/Video streaming using Plex or GTVBox. Also there are a lot of apps, that not officially available for GTV, that you can get to work by side-loading them. Lots of info on that and all things Google TV at the following site.

http://www.googletvforum.org/forum/g...al-discussion/
post #712 of 727
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Originally Posted by timmo View Post

I get pass thru no problem for DTS HD and Dolby Tru HD. Make sure following is set:

System settings / picture n sound / sound / BD audio mix = off

Dolby digital pass-thru = on

(Make sure u are only using HDMI! No optical...)


3D also works!


Only remaining problem is I can't connect Comcast box to gTV to Denon receiver to TV. Too many HDMI hops

Timmo, are you referring to HD Audio via a physical BD placed into the nsz-gt1? Because that works.

But direct play of an mkv (via plex at least) only plays the DTS-Core versus DTS-HD MA. And for TrueHD there is no sound at all. I was told Google TV (the software itself) does not support bitstreaming HD audio. Even though the sony nsz-gt1 hardware supports it and the internal BD player can for a physical BD, the google tv software does not. Which is a HUGE disappointment, as all they need to do it enable bitstreaming of HD audio so as to let your avr do the decoding.
post #713 of 727
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Originally Posted by madburg View Post

Timmo, are you referring to HD Audio via a physical BD placed into the nsz-gt1? Because that works.
But direct play of an mkv (via plex at least) only plays the DTS-Core versus DTS-HD MA. And for TrueHD there is no sound at all. I was told Google TV (the software itself) does not support bitstreaming HD audio. Even though the sony nsz-gt1 hardware supports it and the internal BD player can for a physical BD, the google tv software does not. Which is a HUGE disappointment, as all they need to do it enable bitstreaming of HD audio so as to let your avr do the decoding.

Yes...I was just referring to a physical blu-ray. Sorry if I misunderstood the original question.

I love Plex, but also hate it for the audio issues you mention, etc. I don't find it to be a good solution for high quality movies. For generic things it works great, and that's all I use it for.

I bought an Apple TV once the new version came out, and I love it. I use that for my ripped movies in iTunes and other high quality content. I use both devices for different reasons, and do like to have them both. Funny enough I play my music on Google TV much more so than on Apple TV.

I hope we can buy the new Sony Google TV remote to work with our existing boxes! It looks really nice and is getting great reviews saying it's the best remote with a Qwerty out there...
post #714 of 727
No problem, just wanted to make sure, you didnt have some sort of trick I was unaware of. I am sending mine back due to the lack of HD audio bitstreaming support. I have a mac mini and roku, more than enought for AC3/DTS support. I was so hoping this sony GTV would have given me HD audio bit streaming for the main room.

I have tried everything under the sun and love plex, but the lack of HD audio support is killing me.

Going over to xbmc, going to try there new audio engine builds, looks really good.

As for your ATV, you dont have HD audio support in that either right?
post #715 of 727
I haven't ripped any blu-rays to test it out, so I'm not sure. I'm not expecting it to work though. I wish this stuff was easier and straightforward. I keep putting off building my movie server library with all my DVDs and blu-rays (shifting priorities...).
post #716 of 727
Since DirecTV 3D viewing is disabled if the NSZ-GT1 is in the HDMI path, I wonder if using a HDMI splitter would work. I am thinking about setting it up like this:


DirecTV ---> 3D ready HDMI splitter ----> Google TV ----> Receiver ---> TV
DirecTV ---> 3D ready HDMI splitter --- Receiver ---> TV


I know that as long as the NSZ-GT1 is powered on it will not work because the "lowest common denominator". Would it work if I power it off when watching 3D program using the lower path?

I ordered a 3D ready splitter from Monoprice and will try it out.
post #717 of 727
vrts800,

Here's a link to my solution. I have since just routed both outputs to an upgraded AVR, but you get the gist of it. In there, I linked a product that worked like a champ.
post #718 of 727
Netflx is not working since last week : "We are having trouble playing this title right now. Please try again later or try a different title" and if i try anything else comes up the same error. Any idea ? Am I the only one having this issue?
post #719 of 727
I had a few nights of slow startup on my GT1, but it works fine. Shows start at a crappy resolution, but after a few seconds go HD.
post #720 of 727
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Originally Posted by drhill View Post

I had a few nights of slow startup on my GT1, but it works fine. Shows start at a crappy resolution, but after a few seconds go HD.

I called Netflix and they helped me solve the problem! I had to reauthorize the app and it fixed the issue!

Just received system update today !!! Anyone knows any details about the update?
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