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Sony NSZ-GS7

alaTest has collected and analyzed 507 reviews of Sony NSZ-GS7. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size. The design is also mentioned favorably. Views are divided on the price. Many are critical about the reliability.

usability, design, size

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony NSZ-GS7 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony NSZ-GS7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony NSZ-GS7 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

0% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony NSZ-GS7 Internet Player with Google TVSony NSZ-GS7 Internet Player with Google TV

Sep, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony NSZ-GS7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 362 user reviews of Sony NSZ-GS7 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Views about the size and design are overall positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

reliability

68% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony NSZ-GS7 Internet Player with Google TV (2012 Model)Sony NSZ-GS7 Internet Player with Google TV (2012 Model)

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Ben Drawbaugh (engadget.com)

Sony NSZ-GS7 Google TV

 

More Info Sony's second try at Google TV brings Blu-ray player, streaming box and a new remote Google TV goes international, Sony NSZ-GS7 set-top box up for preorder in the US and UK Google TV officially switching to ARM, Marvell Armada 1500 CPU to...

One of the best QWERTY remotes for the HT ever ; Noticeably faster than older Google TVs ; HDMI-CEC, 3D and 24p output

Price is steep compared to other streamers ; Google TV ecosystem is still unproven

The NSZ-GS7 is probably the best way add the Google TV experience to your existing TV, but Google still has a way to go before it deserves to be a fixture in most living rooms.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Sony Internet Player With Google TV (NSZ-GS7)

 

The Sony Internet Player With Google TV (NSZ-GS7) is one of the better ways to get Google TV on your HDTV, even if the platform itself still suffers from a lack of polish.

Well-designed remote. Plenty of functionality. Lots of online services and apps.

Not as polished or intuitive as other media hubs. Finding good apps requires combing through many not-so-great ones.

Conclusion Two years after Google launched Google TV, it still lags behind Apple and Roku's media hubs . The Sony Internet Player is an affordable and attractive upgrade over Sony's previous Google TV products, but it's still limited by Google TV's...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Bryan Gardiner (wired.com)

Review: Sony NSZ-GS7 with Google TV

 

Two years after the disastrous Logitech Revue, Google returns for another stab at internet TV, this time partnering with Sony on a standalone box. We...

Double-sided controller has a clickable touchpad and can function as a universal remote. Quick startup. Ports galore, including Ethernet, two USB, digital optical out, HDMI in and out, and an IR blaster. Will play content from external drives

There are better streaming boxes for less than half the price. Web browsing on a TV is still not fun. Glitchy software means that Google TV is still not ready for prime time

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : David Pierce (theverge.com)

Sony NSZ-GS7 with Google TV review

 

Google TV steps up for another round

Faster, more responsive interface ; Hardware is simple and ports are well placed ; Awesome universal search functionality

Google TV needs more content ; App selection is lacking ; Device gets really hot

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.com)

Sony NSZ-GS7 review

 

Google TV has always been an ambitious idea. In its ideal form, you'd be able to access all your home theater content -- including your cable/satellite box, streaming video services and content from the Web -- in a single user interface, powered by...

The Sony NSZ-GS7 has a vastly improved, double-sided remote for Google TV, with a large touch pad and a full keyboard. It's a small, stylish box and the only current set-top box that supports Google TV.

The Google TV software continues to disappoint. There aren't dedicated apps for major streaming services like Amazon Instant, Hulu Plus, and MLB.TV, nor is Google's own movie rental service supported. Major content providers like ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox,...

The Sony NSZ-GS7 has sleek hardware and an innovative remote, but it's hampered by the still too-limited and frustrating Google TV software.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Barb Gonzalez (hometheatermag.com)

Sony NSZ-GS7 Internet Player With Google TV

 

When I decided to review two Google TV media streamers back to back, I thought there would be little difference between them. After all, Google TVs run on an Android platform, and both the Sony Internet Player with Google TV and Vizio's Co-Star would...

Oct, 2012

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Expert review by : Barb Gonzalez (soundandvision.com)

Sony NSZ-GS7 Internet Player With Google TV

 

I tested a number of videos on my 46-inch Samsung 6100 Series LCD and saw that the Sony handled each better than other media streaming devices, including the Vizio Co-Star. These videos were streamed from the same sources—Amazon Instant Video, YouTube,...

Oct, 2012

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Expert review by : Barb Gonzalez (hometheater.com)

Sony NSZ-GS7 Internet Player With Google TV

 

When I decided to review two Google TV media streamers back to back, I thought there would be little difference between them. After all, Google TVs run on an Android platform, and both the Sony Internet Player with Google TV and Vizio's Co-Star would...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Christen Costa (gadgetreview.com)

Sony NSZ-GS7 Google TV Price & Availability Announced, Includes Gaming Remote with QWERTY Keyboard

 

Sony NSZ-GS7 Google TV Price & Availability Announced, Includes Gaming Remote with QWERTY Keyboard

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

Sony NSZ-GS7 Google TV Internet Player

 

Sony is out to revolutionise your TV with its first Google TV add-on box. Or maybe not.

YouTube app is gorgeous ; Streaming quality is good ; Remote control keyboard is responsive

Nowhere near enough dedicated apps ; Extensive reliance on open internet doesn't make for a comfortable user experience ; Current firmware is buggy

It’s also worth adding here that we opted not to make the Google TV remote capable of operating our TV and AV receiver, even though the option for this is there. Why? Because frankly using the remote just for doing all the Google TV stuff is...

Aug, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio decoders:Dolby Digital,Dolby Digital 5.1,Dolby Digital Plus
Audio output channels:5.1
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Plus

Design

Color of product:Black

Disk Drive

Built-in hard drive: Yes
Supported file systems:FAT32, NTFS

Display

3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
Built-in display: No
Second display:Y
Second LCD screen:Y

Energy Management

AC input frequency:60
AC input voltage:120
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):21

Ergonomics

LED Indicators: Yes
Volume Control:Digital

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, AC3, LPCM, MIDI, MP3, WMA / AAC, LPCM, MP3, WMA
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, MPO, PNG / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
Video compression format:3GP, H.264, MOV, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV / AVCHD, MKV, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV, XviD
Video formats supported:3GP,H.264,MOV,MPEG2,MPEG4,WMV / AVCHD,MKV,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4,WMV,XviD

Hard Drive

Built-in hard drive:Y
Supported file systems:FAT32,NTFS

Networking

Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:100
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other Features

Quantity:1
Type:Desktop

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: No
Digital audio optical out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2

Power

AC input frequency:60
AC input voltage:120
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):21

Radio

Supported bands:FM
Supported radio bands:FM

Storage

Built-in storage media: No
Card reader integrated: No
Storage media type: No
Total Storage Capacity:8

Technical Details

Audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Color of product:Black
Handheld remote control: Yes
Online web browsing: Yes
Parental Control: Yes

Video

3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
Full HD:No / Yes
Personal Video Recorder (PVR) included: No
Signal source:Ethernet (RJ-45), IPTV

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:5.12
Height:1.38
Weight:21.2
Width:8.03