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Google TV versus PC on TV
So I just got this and at $89 (with coupon), I will keep it no matter what, at least giving it to my dad who doesn't have a PC. Didn't realize it really wouldn't integrate with over-the-air TV; you have to come out of hdmi mode completely to go to over-the-air TV and you won't get picture and web browsing at the same time. Also, you can't search for a show and you can't use its DVR function. Am I wrong?
It seems that if you don't have cable, Netflix or any other paid service, it is just a web browser that get's blocked by major TV channels. In terms of streamlininess, it doesn't even beat my Roku, which I admit doesn't get web browsing, but its remote was easy and a kid could figure it out. I'm even worried my mom couldn't use Google TV.
As a professional, I really can't use much of this device as web browsing on TV is an awkward experience; there is too much screen to absorb. Even if you like the screen size, a PC can actually multitask. Perhaps the only advantage I see is that the screen resolution is a little clearer than a PC hooked to the TV?