Sunday, October 10, 2010
Posted by Andy Dixon in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 08:00 AM
"I was just thinking about the last couples days' news regarding Google TV. We know the Logitech Revue works exclusively, at least for a short period of time, with DISH Network's TV / DVR service. And we also learned that Sony's Google TV-powered HDTVs will have "direct integration with select [TV] service providers" (keywords being direct integration). So, if we try and connect the dots, wouldn't it be likely that Logitech may down the line offer a Logitech Revue model with CableCARD support? If this happened, the Logitech Revue would become the ultimate Smart TV device available when compared to what's currently out or forecasted (actually, I just remembered... Microsoft is flirting with the idea - the technology is there - for supporting CableCARDs with Windows Media Center Embedded). The device would work with any HDTV set via HDMI and would be compatible with all Google TV partner service providers. The more I think about it, the more Logitech and Google should be working on this - if they're not already."
Alexander Grundner over at ehomeupgrade posted the above thought on his site. It's an interesting one that might just have some legs. If you aren't sure what Google TV is then check out this explanation from Gizomodo. Google TV is designed to work alongside your existing satellite/cable box, but by adding CableCard support then Logitech would be able to replace the satellite/cable box. Whether Logitech will go down this route or not remains to be seen, but with the way that the market it going and how manufacturers are starting to integrate all the home media devices together, I would not be surprised if Alexanders idea is correct.