Sep 05 AT 10:06 PM Taylor Wimberly 18 Comments

First look at the Sony Internet TV

Sony Electronics was showing off the final design of their new Internet TV (better known as the world’s first HDTV powered by Google TV) at IFA in Berlin and we filmed a quick 360 video of the hardware. Unfortunately no demos were being given, but at least we got to see what the entire TV set looked like.

Google TV services will be available on several devices, but the 46-inch Sony Internet TV is the exclusive launch partner so it’s the only HDTV you can purchase this fall. We are still waiting on pricing and availability. Those looking for a cheaper option should keep their eye on the Logitech Revue companion box.

We know some of the internal specs of the Internet TV, but Sony has kept quiet about the type of panel being used and expansion options. The demo units that were on display had their ports taped over, so we are not sure what they are hiding right now. If I had to guess, I would expect to see the 46-inch model debut around $2000-3000.

What do you think of the final design from Sony? How much would you be willing to pay for a HDTV powered by Google TV?

Via: Sony

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  • Oskar

    What i really want is an android powered TV…all Touch Screen!!!!

    • Artem Russakovskii

      Eww, smudges on your screen ftw. No thanks.

    • http://Website thepwneddroid

      Actually, what about a remote that is a picture of what is on your tv, but touch optimized, and you can control a tv from there?

      • Taylor Wimberly

        Samsung already has one of those types of remotes out, but it is not Android or Google TV related.

  • http://Website Stella

    The TV looks amazing but it’s what I expect from Sony. I’m curious about the Google interface.

  • http://Website kidphat

    This is why I think Google TV might fail. Unlike Apple who has a vested interest in the success of Apple TV, Sony/Logitech care more about their own profit than the success of Google TV. There is no way Sony/Logitech would price these devices competitively.

  • http://Website Not Impressed

    $3000? HAHA! Dream on…way to stay competitive and relevant in the consumer’s mind. >_>

    • Taylor Wimberly

      It was just speculation as no one knows which type of display or what accessories will be bundled with the device. I would look at the current high-end HDTV’s from Sony and tack on $300-600 to that price.

  • http://Website zhect

    Qwerty remote?..badass!!.. gotta have one of those.

  • methodz

    3k for a 46″…. umm, NO!

    I will pay the revue price and slap that on my 55″ LED TV

  • Brian

    The pricing will come down, its always high at first. Give it a year and a TV infused with Google TV will cost you around the same as a standard LED or LCD TV costs now. It may become a permanent part of new TVs with alternate software to install. Just like cellphones. I am excited and cant wait until my Samsung 52 inch breaks down and I am “forced” to buy a new TV.

  • Droi

    i really liked the design, but there is no way i’ll pay that much.

  • http://Website MW

    needs to have split screen capability, I know Android can multitask, but I need multiple screens so I can multitask

  • http://Website lautaro noggia

    joder, que carisimo too expensibe!

  • http://[email protected] Joe Stevens

    I like the idea of Google TV but there is no way I am paying $3000 dollars for a 46 inch television. They have got to bring that price down.

  • http://Website Brian Beardmore

    Price and Availability date? Anyone? Anyone? come on Sony, it’s 10/6 … what’s up with the secrecy… be bold… give us a date when I can be in BestBuy to slap down the credit card on one of these sweet TV’s

  • dm500s

    This information you can share everything here is really great. In addition, some mobile devices such as an Android phone, you can control television with an application that will be available for download on Android Market later this fall.

  • http://Website Sarah

    Having Google TV in my home is great. What I love best about it is I can see everything my daughter does. She’s always on Facebook or Myspace, I try not to invade but I have to see what she’s doing at times. I got to Google TV from working at DISH. It was at a good price of $179.00 and low monthly Fee for integration at $4.00. It’s great and educational for Teens.