I AM THINKING OF PURCHASING A GOOGLE INTERNET PLAYER . IS THIS COMPATABLE WITH THE GATEWAY SYSTEM WHICH I AM USING?
I've done some research on Google Internet Players and they appear to be separate pieces of hardware, if this is what you are looking at then it will connect to your TV on it's own and will not interface with our Gateway system.
So far the answer is yes, could you possibly provide a link to the hardware you are purchasing?
I am playing with one at home now (Sony NSZ-GS7)...
In short, it is compatible... You have to set the device to control an Arris MP2000 for IR codes (If you don't find Arris, you can also look for Moxi - same company).
What john-crowbard said is not quite correct:
The Google TV (as in the Sony NSZ-GS7 or Logitech Revue) sits inbetween the set-top box and the TV (has HDMI in and out ports), as well as controls the set-top box via an included IR blaster. You need to tell the Google TV what device you are controlling so it can use the appropriate IR code.
While I think these devices have "potential", I believe they are not all that useful in their current state and don't recommend that you spend your money on one. On the other hand, if you happened to get one for free (Thanks Sony / MBNA!) you may want to play with it a couple of hours before you flog it on kijiji...
Just got the Sony NSZ-GS7 and using with the ARRIS Gateway, works great, the ARRIS was in the Sony cable box setup menu so it setup great! The IR blaster is only needed to control my audio unit. The Sony remote controls all the Gateway functions. I purchased the NSZ-GS7 as I have two good 'dumb' LCD's and it was good price at the time. I spent a little time and 99 cents for an APP (big deal) to handle all my DLNA functions and it also works great! I have now access to all my photo and music files located on my desktop computer. I can now do everything the Shaw Gateway system was advertised and is capable of doing (won't beat this dead horse anymore, enough said).
This sounds exactly like what I was looking for, biglar! Does it allow you watch (stream) your recordings remotely as well? I travel a lot for your, an I would love to be able to watch my recordings while I'm on the road.
Unforunately it will not stream remotely, meaning away from home. As the product name implies, Sony Internet Player. I have no problems streaming videos, music, photos to the Sony Internet player on my home network.
Thanks, biglar. I guess I can still stream to a computer in my home and access it remotely. Quality won't be great, but desperate times call for desperate measures
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