With considerable fanfare at a New York press event, Sony unveiled several new models of HDTV sets incorporating the new Google TV functionality. The product announcements came just days after Logitec and Dish Network announced the first Google TV set.
The new Sony models have screen sizes with range from 24 inches to 46 inches. The suggested retail prices range from $600 to $1,000.
“Finally you can seamlessly search your favorite TV programs and websites on the same screen at the same time,” said Sony Home Division Sr. VP Mike Abary as he demonstrated the new devices.
Google TV is powered by Google’s Android software and Chrome web browser. The YouTube video below from the Sony press gathering was posted by PC World.
RBR-TVBR observation: Having web access on a big-screen TV set is certainly something that consumers will embrace. But that doesn’t mean the end of broadcast and/or cable TV to OTT, as Wells Fargo Securities analyst Marci Ryvicker recently noted. It just gives viewers more options. Content has always been king, is king now and will always be king.