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Logitech Revue with Google TV

Logitech Revue with Google TV
alaScore 83

127 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 127 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Satellite Receivers the Logitech Revue with Google TV is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 127 reviews)

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Logitech Revue (Google TV) Review

 

The Revue is based on Google's Google TV concept and is designed to let you search for and enjoy all types of media, be it on a pay TV service, the Internet, a USB hard drive, somewhere on your local network, or on your DVR (although it fully...

Some of the Revue’s shortcomings are caused by third parties who fear Google TV will siphon away the inventory that’s the primary source of their advertising revenue: The ABC, CBS, and NBC television networks, for example, are blocking Google TV, so...

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Logitech Revue Review

 

You can't accuse Google of being unambitious. Not content with having their Android OS take great bites out of the smartphone market, the search giant has also put it to work as the core of Google TV, a new play for the home entertainment segment. Most...

As we’ve seen with Android on smartphones, once Google starts with its iterative updates there’s little stopping it. Unfortunately, it also means that early adopters suffer the pain of v1.0 hardware and software, and a user experience that can end up...

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Logitech Revue with Google TV Review

 

Internet on your television” is probably right up there with jetpacks, flying cars and the white iPhone 4 in terms of consumer disappointment; many companies have claimed to pull it off, none have actually delivered. Logitech wants to change that with...

Full Flash-enabled Web browser on the TV ; Ties together cable, Web, network content ; QWERTY keyboard with built-in touchpad ; Acts as universal remote for TV, cable box, AVR

Universal” search leaves out major sources of content ; Content fragmented across many dissimilar channels ; Heavy reliance on touchpad interface ; Spotty integration with different cable and satellite services ; Steep price tag ; No support for a TV’s...

Logitech comes close to delivering the power of a PC in a set-top box with the Revue, but has a long way to go in making it palatable for mainstream TV fiends.

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Logitech Revue with Google TV

 

The first Google TV device has lots of potential, but the content and apps need to catch up to the hardware.

The simple truth is that Google TV isn't for users who want to cut the cable cord; it's for those who want to enhance their current TV experience. The Logitech Revue does that, but it needs to go further. Judging by hardware alone, the Revue is...

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Logitech's Google TV: Brilliant Concept Hampered ...

 

It's poised to turn the way we watch TV on its head. But a content blockade from major networks could mean the device arrives stillborn.

A smart way to bring the online video to the big screen. Integrated search is a boon to listless channel hoppers. Plays nice with both satellite and cable DVRs. Compatible with a slew of other Logitech remotes and peripherals. Ships with HDMI cable....

Availability of web video is at the mercy of content providers. Drab and uninspired looks. Network slowdowns = visible artifacts and buffering. Handles multitabbed browsing about as well as a smartphone

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Logitech Revue (Google TV)

 

Revolutionary Google TV software enables potential access to virtually all online media with a powerful interface; excellent wireless keyboard; user interface overlays over TV content from cable/satellite box; can control TV, AV receiver, and...

Major content providers like Hulu, CBS, and ABC are currently blocking Google TV; user interface geared toward power users; Google's "universal" search doesn't search Netflix; antiquated Netflix interface; limited app selection at launch; expensive...

The Logitech Revue with Google TV is loaded with potentially game-changing functionality, but its high price, numerous caveats, and current assortment of bugs make it best-suited to early adopters--at least until promised firmware fixes become available.

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Logitech Revue Networked Player Review - PCWorld

 

Seagate delivers a full-featured media streamer at an affordable price, but it's not quite as polished as the WD TV Live Plus.

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Logitech Revue with Google TV

 

Integrates personal media, DVR recordings, on-demand, and Web content into one attractive, easy-to-search interface on your HDTV. Chrome browser and Flash support for full Internet experience. Support for Logitech Harmony remotes

Keyboard remote is awkward to use in some scenarios. Set-up can be a bit involved. Setting up streaming from a networked PC can be a pain. Integration of third-party apps with remote is not great

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Logitech Revue GoogleTV Hands-on Full Review

 

I can't remember a time when a product had more hype (or potential) than when Google announced GoogleTV. The trouble was, the leaked video and descriptions were somewhat vague and nobody truly had a real grasp on what the technology would hold. We, of...

Excellent search ; Superb wireless keyboard ; PIP functionality ; Integrated Harmony remote tech ; Wide-range IR emitters ; Wireless Ethernet bridge ; Full integration with select DISH DVRs

Sub-par Netflix integration ; Somewhat convoluted interface

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Logitech Revue review: Google TV, revisited

 

Last year Google made its play into the living room with the launch of Google TV. For those of us with existing TVs, two devices headlined the launch: the Logitech Revue and the Sony Internet TV Blu-ray player. Today we revisit the Logitech Revue...

Although Google TV runs a optimized version of Android 2.1, the platform has failed to capture the interest of the smartphone OS it was built off. Much of this has to do with the marketing by Google and its partners, Logitech and Sony. The Logitech...

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