Sony's Google TV series pricing and screen sizes leaked

Sony's Google TV series pricing and screen sizes leaked

Summary: Not only does Logitech manage to steal the spotlight with its Revue box, now Sony is suffering even more due to what looks like leaked information about pricing and screen sizes for its Google TV collection.

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Not only does Logitech manage to steal the spotlight with its Revue box, now Sony is suffering even more due to what looks like leaked information about pricing and screen sizes for its Google TV collection.

According to Sony Insider, the display series will consist of four models, which are convienently named based on their widths:

  • NSX-24GT1: 24-inch display
  • NSX-32GT1: 32-inch display; $1,299.99
  • NSX-40GT1: 40-inch display; $1,499.99
  • NSX-46GT1: 46-inch display; $1,899.99

The pricing for the 24-inch edition is still a mystery, but based on that consistent pricing scale, it will most likely be under $1,000, perhaps even $899.99.

We already got a look at the controller yesterday, and it's not the most gorgeous (or even most decent-looking) remote in the world, to say the least. These TVs are certainly more attractive, but those price tags could scare off the casual consumer.

Sony is set to officially debut its Google TV-related products on October 12th.

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  • DOA

    DOA if these prices are for real.
    wkulecz
  • RE: Sony's Google TV series pricing and screen sizes leaked

    JUST what we need - another new product that we will love "after we understand it". Like there isn't enough stuff out there that I don't understand already - true, my focus is not technical, but I just don't FEEL like having to understand yet more new contrivances.
    TampaBri
  • Will Sony include a tag that says "Google inside"?

    That's the last thing I need. A TV with spyware already preloaded.
    adornoe
    • RE: Sony's Google TV series pricing and screen sizes leaked

      @adornoe@...
      So you're saying current cable companies don't spy on the shows you're watching? Do you live under a rock?
      Droid101
      • Hopefully, BrightHouse is not datamining my viewing habits, whereas...

        Google will be doing it because they're in the business of datamining and advertising and spying on everything one does with any of their sites or products.<br><br>Get the difference?<br><br>The last I looked, and for the 3 years I've been with them, BrightHouse has not tried to sell me any product, and has not tried to steer me to any product, based on my viewing habits.

        So, how much do you enjoy letting strangers into your home and into your computers and into your TV sets?
        adornoe
      • RE: Sony's Google TV series pricing and screen sizes leaked

        @Droid101: So noting his reply back at you, he does live under a rock. Otherwise he would know that just because his service provide is not directly marketing to him that, they are not sharing(selling) that data with others what will and do market to him. <br><br>Every business looks to ways they can bring you back for more of whatever service they provide. They also, know that all data they collect (and they do collect it), and can not directly use, can be used by someone and will sell it. They may scrub the details out here and there, but they do sell it.
        iamanerd
      • iamanerd: Are you afraid of talking to me directly?

        <i>So noting his reply back at you,</i>

        So, if you did have something to say about my post, why didn't you issue the reply to me? I promise, I don't bite too hard.

        <i>he does live under a rock.</i>

        Not really a rock, but some people have referred to it as the "third rock from the sun". My guess is that, even you are living somewhere near that rock.

        <i>Otherwise he would know that just because his service provide is not directly marketing to him that,</i>

        That's right. They are not directly marketing to me, and they better not be selling my information to others. If I find out that they are doing it, it's bye-bye to me as one of their customers.

        However, with Google, everyone comes to them with the understanding that, all of your information can and will be used to enrich them, or to enrich someone else, or to be collected for future use, or to even be used against you if the need arises (government, anyone?).


        <i>they are not sharing(selling) that data with others what will and do market to him.</i>

        Like I said, if they do use my data for purposes that are not pertinent to their servicing of my account, then it's bye-bye to them.

        <i>Every business looks to ways they can bring you back for more of whatever service they provide.</i>

        That hasn't been my experience with Bright House. However, I do know that they know what services I have with them, and they will use my contact information to try to sell me more of whatever other services they have. But, that's not the same as not knowing how my information will be "distributed" to thousands, or even millions, of other entities out there, like would happen with Google.


        <i>They also, know that all data they collect (and they do collect it), and can not directly use, can be used by someone and will sell it.</i>

        Any service company, and even products company, will collect information from customers for servicing those customers after the initial transaction. That's a given and it's understandable.

        What you fail to understand is that, not all information that you give to a service company is automatically available for sale or for datamining, like it is with Google.

        What I do know is that, when I signed up with BrightHouse, and with Verizon before that, I did not get swamped with junk-mail or pop-ups or embedded ads in webpages, specifically targeting me, because I had previously browsed for some product or service on the internet. And, hey, it's not just a Google problem. Yahoo and others do it too. That's why I won't be using Google TV nor Sony TV with "Google inside".

        Do you now understand?

        <i>They may scrub the details out here and there, but they do sell it.</i>

        No doubt there are many businesses who do sell customers contact information, and even their "likes" and "dislikes", but for the most part, not every company is out there to sell your information or to use it to target you again and again with many different forms of advertising. That is what Google is about. That is why I don't use any other service from Google except their search engine once in a while. But, Google's search engine is my last resort after I've used others. So, why would I want to give them more information and to let them in on my "likes" and "dislikes"?

        You may not value your personal privacy, but I'll avoid divulging as much of it as I can.
        adornoe
      • Re: Brighthouse

        Adornoe@...

        I wasn't as 'lucky' as you. I got spammed by 3rd parties of BrightHouse.
        Obviously, you didn't read BrightHouse's Privacy Statement, especially #1 and #2. And they can keep your info they collected on you for 15 years.
        You give up your rights to sue them (and collect attorney fees) under the Federal Cable Act. You must use arbitration.
        If you're lucky enough to live in California, you can request any information divulged to 3rd parties within the last year. If you live anywhere else, you're stuck!
        You also grant them the right to enter your computer, and make any changes they deem necessary.

        Hope that takes some pressure off that rock you're under!

        BTW: There are no 'Reply' buttons for your posts.
        sirpaul2
      • sirpaul2: Even you are missing my point(s)...

        The point is that Google, because of what they are, and because their mission is to use your data and browsing habits to enrich themselves, and to perhaps enrich others, is in the business of automatically using whatever information they can collect from you.

        Google is not in the business of search engines and into datamining because they have your best interests in mind. Google is in it for themselves, and what they need from you as a customer is your personal information, all of it if they can get their hands on it, and your browsing habits, and your "likes and dislikes". That's how they make money.

        Bright House, on the other hand, makes money by selling me their cable and phone and broadband capabilities. They need to collect my personal information in order to continue servicing my account, such as for billing, and even for attempting to sell me on any other services they provide.

        However, neither Bright House, nor even Verizon before that, sold my information for the purposes of enriching themselves more. Now, they may retain my personal information after I cease being a customer, and I don't blame them. That information might be needed for many different purposes by the company, including possible litigation, or future mailings about "new" and "lower" prices on their products. I don't mind that.

        However, I do mind not knowing how Google or Yahoo or MSN is going to use and/or distribute my personal data and my browsing habits. Yeah, each and every company on the internet can issue disclaimer notices about how they might use your data, but since Google is in the business of collecting and datamining and using and dispersing people's information and browsing habits, I will never consider trusting them.

        Now, when it comes to Bright House or Verizon, versus Google, there is a big difference.

        The difference is that, I don't need to use Google. I do however, if I want cable TV and/or broadband, need to purchase either Bright House or Verizon service. In that sense, unless I can make do with just what's available with over-the-air broadcasting, I'll be stuck with Bright House or Verizon.

        And, hey, as a technical person myself, I know that my information will be out there, and from many different companies that need to collect my personal information. But, if I can make it harder for any of them to use my information, I'll feel a lot better about it.

        <i>I wasn't as 'lucky' as you. I got spammed by 3rd parties of BrightHouse.</i>

        How do you know that BrightHouse gave them or sold to them, your information? Are you just guessing?

        <i>Obviously, you didn't read BrightHouse's Privacy Statement, especially #1 and #2. And they can keep your info they collected on you for 15 years.</i>

        As a current and potential future customer, I don't see that being a problem. And, as far as litigation is concerned, Bright House might need to keep your data for a long time.

        <i>You give up your rights to sue them (and collect attorney fees) under the Federal Cable Act. You must use arbitration.</i>

        If they use my information to cause any harm to me or to any family member, then I doubt that their "use policies" could stand up in court.

        <i>If you're lucky enough to live in California,</i>

        I'm sure California has a lot of good people, but a socialist haven like that is not where I'd like to be.


        <i>you can request any information divulged to 3rd parties within the last year. If you live anywhere else, you're stuck!</i>

        I doubt that if a court case had to be brought up against Bright House or Verizon, that either company could make a good case for not providing the information.

        <i>You also grant them the right to enter your computer, and make any changes they deem necessary.</i>

        As far as my computer is concerned, if it's not directly related to the broadband connection, they will not have any access to anything else. Entering my computer without my permission, or without a court order, is beyond any policies they might have.

        <i>Hope that takes some pressure off that rock you're under!</i>

        I see where you too are one of those naive people who thinks that, because your information is everywhere and "you can't do anything about it" or that "resistance is futile", that it's okay to just allow them to have whatever information they can get their hands on. That's a stupid way of looking at it.

        <i>BTW: There are no 'Reply' buttons for your posts.</i>

        Yet, you found a way to issue a reply which I was able to notice.
        adornoe
      • RE: Sony's Google TV series pricing and screen sizes leaked

        I am sure that companies like Brighthouse do sell some information on occasion at a minimum but the main point is that data mining from information from their users then using that information is where the vast majority of Google's revenue comes from. Unlike Brighthouse or similar companies Google can not survive without the use of collected user information.
        non-biased
  • RE: Sony's Google TV series pricing and screen sizes leaked

    Great! But how do we get programing to watch on it? No, I mean in the REAL world. You know, where you barely get DTV signals & you're lucky (real lucky) to get internet as fast as 1.5mbps.
    Then, what about live sports? Can you get that off the internet?
    retmico
  • Google TV is great!

    The Google TV is great just got it from DISH Network where I work. This has great features love the apps it has. This is great for me now that I can do all my work from one spot vs. going to the computer room then back to watch TV and things. This has made life easier, and I would recommend this to everyone. I'm sure that there will possibly be some kind of discount like with when u purchase with DISH.
    Joe1DISH