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Cool. Wonder how much the set top boxes will cost. Also if there is a subscription charge or if you just buy the hardware and you are all good, sort of like buying a computer and the web is essentially free to use.
If this box outputs actual video feed I have to think that it will have a monster video card. Interesting.

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Cool. Wonder how much the set top boxes will cost. Also if there is a subscription charge or if you just buy the hardware and you are all good, sort of like buying a computer and the web is essentially free to use.
If this box outputs actual video feed I have to think that it will have a monster video card. Interesting.
From the Keynote this morning, this does not seem to be a subscription model. You'll be able to access Google TV via a number of different vectors... Dish Network, a Logitech add-on box, or soon to be released Sony televisions.
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So is this just a dummy box with no memory? Can you use your remote to control it? That would suck typing/searching for content.

Im already doing this with a PC hooked up to my main TV. The software that ties this all together is the only innovation I see here.
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The software that ties this all together is the only innovation I see here.
That's pretty much it. This is Google taking what M$ did with Media Center, and taking it to the next level.
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microsoft invented this years ago. it was called webtv
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Yeah, but Microsoft is gay and Google is hawt!

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microsoft invented this years ago. it was called webtv
Google didn't claim to "invent" anything. We all know WebTV used to exist. The thing is, no one has really done jack squat with it since.

There are people who invent things. Then there are people who take existing things and take them to the next level... innovation. The latter is all Google is doing here.
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Google didn't claim to "invent" anything. We all know WebTV used to exist. The thing is, no one has really done jack squat with it since.
No, but you will have people claim google did invent it. And not everyone knows webtv existed. You have stupid people that don't know whats going on in the middleeast. Or remember the last 10 years of history. Just letting people know this has been around for a long time, and isn't "new technology"

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There are people who invent things. Then there are people who take existing things and take them to the next level... innovation. The latter is all Google is doing here.
I don't see them doing anything new, just setting up a new search engine in finding tv programs better. Theres already Hulu and amazon that lets you watch tv shows and movies.
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WebTV had a monthly fee I believe. I am way too cheap for that. I already pay Comcast for my TV and internet, no way I am paying a monthly for anything else. One time cost for the box, no problem though if it is affordable.

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Sounds like a hotrod netbook with no HD. Interesting.
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