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Old 02-27-2012, 03:00 PM
 
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What are the options? It seems Logitech Revue is dead now and the only other option is a Sony Bluray player which I don't want as I already have a Bluray player.

My intent is to browse the web, Netflix, Hulu etc. and watching videos/listen to music stored on my network.
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:07 PM
 
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Take a look at Boxee or Roku. They don't run Google TV like the two you listed, they have their own software.
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:52 PM
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Take a look at Boxee or Roku. They don't run Google TV like the two you listed, they have their own software.
Neither have a browser, which is what the OP asked for in the title. I don't know of qny other box as inexoensive as the Revue with a browser. Boxee and Roku each have their own ecosystems for apps, rather than a browser.

I just installed a 2009-vintage Gateway Windows XP computer on my TV to cover those streaming sites that are blocked to the Revue. Since I had the Bluetooth keyboard and mouse on hand, my total investment is under $100 and it's plenty powerful for this use.
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Old 02-27-2012, 05:51 PM
 
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I don't know about roku but boxee definitely has a browser app built in

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Old 02-27-2012, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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Consider the new Sony SMP-N200 internet player which has a boat load of features that are not offered by any other net player.

I just bought one and will post how well it does. One point all the pundits carp about is the selection screen pictures are to small. To this I say, I'm glad to get off my butt and move a bit closer to the TV to see a MUCH wider selection of movies etc. than the five or so that all the other players offer.

Then some reviewers have heart burn with Sony products in general so a good review from them isn't likely to happen.
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:04 PM
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I don't know about roku but boxee definitely has a browser app built in
I have had a Roku since '08 and it doesn't have a browser. I had the impression from other Boxee owners that that box didn't have a browser, but have to admit I've never seen one IRL. Thanks for the correction.

I have heard that the Boxee box is a bit unstable and that it crashes a lot.
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Old 02-28-2012, 01:14 AM
 
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Boxee looks like a viable solution, thanks! I will have to investigate it further.

The Boxee website DOES state that is has a "full browser", not sure what they consider "full". At $168 it's more expensive than the Logitech Revue and the Revue seemed like a better product since it was running Honeycomb.
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:13 PM
 
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The Sony SMP-N200 internet player has a browser built in.

http://www.docs.sony.com/release/SMP-N200_NX20.pdf

Full HD streaming player with Wi-Fi | smart Streaming Player | SMP-N200 | Sony USA

Sony Network Media Player (SMP-N200) Review - Technorati Gadgets

"With the Network option you have an Internet Browser to surf the web, activate enhanced features and extended service plans. "
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