Internet-ready TVs use your broadband connection to deliver dynamic content, whether it's streaming video from Netflix, new music from Pandora, or a quick glance at today's weather forecast.
Although there is overlap, each manufacturer offers a unique bundle of free or paid services, including streaming video and music, social networking apps, online photo galleries, news and financial updates, weather info, sports scores, and a variety of other smartphone-like applications.
Manufacturers continue to add new content to their offerings, keeping customers current through firmware updates, and making a bit of research a prudent step in your buying decision.
Learn more about Internet TVs, how they work, what services are offered by different manufacturers, and exactly what you'll need to get started at our Internet TV 101 customer center.
Sony's NSZ-GT1 Internet TV Blu-ray Disc Player redefines the way a Blu-ray Disc Player looks with its sleek, stylish design. It also makes advances with Google TV on-board: search the entire web, TV listings, and apps to find exactly what you're looking for. Watch TV, browse the Internet, or do both at the same time on the same screen. Plus, finding your favorite content is a breeze thanks to the included, intuitive handheld keypad with mouse. Now you can watch the game while tracking your fantasy team, tweet about the TV show you're watching, or update your Facebook status while viewing TV. Not to mention play back all those Blu-ray Discs and DVDs...
Television, Meet Internet
Google TV Built-in
Google TV delivers a new experience by bringing the TV and internet together. Using your existing cable or satellite service and at no additional cost, Google TV gives you access to more entertainment options and simplifies the process of finding what you're looking for. Plus, you can enjoy both TV and web content at the same time, on the same screen.
Automatic upgrades from the powerful Google TV platform ensure that your Sony Internet device is up-to-date, and you can access thousands of downloadable applications from the library of Android Apps, for new content and capabilities.
Personalize your TV experience with downloadable applications such as:
- Twitter: Keep in touch with people and get real-time updates.
- Napster: MP3 downloads and unlimited on-demand music streaming.
- Pandora: Free, personalized internet radio playing only the music you love.
- Netflix: Instantly watch Hollywood movies and thousands of TV episodes.
- Android Market: Made-for-TV apps redefine your television experience. Discover more with apps from the ever expanding Android Market.
- NBA: Check stats while you watch the game. See standings, video highlights and more
Use the intuitive handheld keypad for easy navigation of Internet features.
Google TV delivers a new experience by bringing the TV and internet together.
Play back Blu-Ray Discs, DVDs (with upscaling to 1080p), CDs and more.
Intuitive Handheld Keypad
Use the intuitive handheld keypad for easy navigation of Internet features. An optical finger sensor offers control the mouse pointer, scrolling, zooming in on images, and more; and a a full QWERTY keyboard is provided for entering text.
Superior Processing With Intel
Intel is at the heart of Sony's TV evolution, delivering processing power and intelligence for world-class HD video, audio and advanced graphics.
Enjoy the convenience of built-in wireless connectivity to make accessing your online entertainment--including movies, photos, music, videos and more--even easier. For those who require or prefer a hardware LAN connection, an Ethernet port is provided as well.
Search Across TV & Internet
Whatever you're searching for, Sony Internet TV will help you find it on TV or the Internet. Whether you're looking for a channel, show, or website, spend less time searching and more time watching.
Surf the Web While Watching TV
Navigate between websites and television channels or enjoy both at the same time, on the same screen, with Picture-in-Picture. Easy as checking your favorite team’s stats while watching the game, or tweet with Twitter while you are watching.
3D Blu-ray Disc Playback
With the convenience of a built-in 3D Blu-ray Disc player, watch your favorite movies in Full HD 1080p in 2D or 3D.1 The network connection means you can access online BD-Live content as well, and 24p True Cinema allows for viewing video at the intended 24 fps (frames per second) picture quality.
Built-in 1080p upscaling converts lower-resolution sources, so you can enjoy your DVDs in full HD quality (along with music from your CDs).
Network/USB Media Playback
Most of us have an increasingly large number of digital media files these days, and the NSZ-GT1 offers support for several formats. Play back MP3 audio files, H.264 and MP4 video, and JPEG/GIF/PNG image files directly from USB devices. You can also just grab them from your network storage device or computer, thanks to DLNA (photo only) and UPnP (video/music/photo) network standards.
Link to Select Mobile Phones
Add your mobile phone to the Google TV experience. Using your existing Android phone or iPhone as an additional remote control, search content with voice navigation, or share web content between the phone and TV.
Easily connect select HD DVR devices from Dish Network to include your previously recorded content in the search results.
NSZ-GT1 Select Specifications
|Supported Media Formats |
|Disc: ||BD-ROM, CD, CD-R/RW, CD-DA, DVD, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, Hybrid BD/DVD, BD/CD, Bonus View, BD Live |
|Video: ||AC/MPEG4-AAC, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC |
|Music: ||MP3 |
|Photo: ||JPEG, GIF, PNG |
|Internet Capability: ||Google TV |
|DLNA/UPnP Playback: ||Photo (DLNA), Video/Music/Photo (UPnP) |
|Inputs and Outputs |
|Digital Audio Output (Optical): ||1 (Rear) |
|Ethernet Connection: ||10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T (Rear) |
|Wireless LAN: ||802.11.a/b/g/n |
|HDMI Input ||1 (Rear) |
|HDMI Output ||1 (Rear) |
|IR Blaster: ||1 (Rear) |
|USB 2.0: ||4 (3 Rear/1 Front) |
|Weight and Dimensions |
|Dimensions (WxHxD): ||13 x 2.3 x 9.8 Inches |
|Weight: ||5.3 lbs. |
1. Broadband Internet connection speed of at least 2.5 Mbps recommended (10 Mbps for HD content). Video quality and picture size vary and are dependent upon broadband speed and delivery by content provider. Select content provided subject to change. Premium content may require additional fees, a subscription and/or PC registration. Wireless connectivity requires a home network with an 802.11 access point (802.11n recommended).
2. Application must be downloaded from the application store. Check phone’s application store from your device for compatibility. Requires that the Google TV device and the remote device be connected to the same home network with the remote device connected through an 802.11 access point (802.11n recommended).
3. Check Dish Network website or owner’s manual for compatibility.
4. 3D requires 3D content, 1080p 3D HDTV, 3D glasses, 3D emitter, and HDMI™ cable (at least 10.2 Gbps).
What's in the Box
Sony NSZ-GT1 Internet TV Blu-ray Disc Player, Keypad With Batteries, HDMI Cable, IR Blaster Cable, AC Power Cord, AC Adapter, Documentation