Sony NSZ-GS7 & NSZ-GP9 Google TV Devices
Way back in 2010 Sony was the first to introduce a HDTV and blu-ray player powered by Google TV. Now in 2012 they are delivering their second generation devices with two add-on boxes.
The Sony NSZ-GP9 Blu-ray player and Sony NSZ-GS7 network media player will be available in the early summer in North America and Europe.
If you like the idea of owning a Google TV, but the HDTV you currently own, or want to purchase doesn’t feature Google TV HDTV, you can simply connect up one of these Sony Google TV add-on boxes.
Sony has moved away from the Intel hardware and are now making use of ARM hardware, resulting in the Sony NSZ-GP9 Blu-ray player being the same size as a standard blu-ray player, the the Sony NSZ-GS7 streamer not much larger than a Roku box.
Both the NSZ-GP9 and NSZ-GS7 come with a new redesigned remote control which features a backlit QWERTY keyboard, and a touchpad for easy control. The touchpad is also a large click button, simply allowing you to move the cursor and click. The remote also features a three-axis motion sensor which can be used to play games downloaded from the Android Market.
The remote can also be used as a universal remote control to control other devices such as a set top box or the HDTV and sound systems.
The Sony NSZ-GP9 Blu-ray Disc Player also supports voice search functions. Other specially designed Sony apps such as Media Remote and TrackID for iOS and Android mobile devices can be uses to provide cross-device connectivity.