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ABC.com is blocking Google TV users from accessing their shows. Blip.tv, on the other hand, welcomes owners of Google TV devices with open arms, and YouTube’s Leanback shines when played on a big screen TV. Check out our video for these and other first impressions.

google tv first look

The media world is abuzz with news today that some of the broadcasters are blocking Google TV from accessing full episodes of TV shows on their websites. We wanted to know what this looks like to a Google TV user, and also wanted to get a sense of how other web offerings look on Google TV, so we took our new Logitech Revue review unit for a spin. Check out the video below for a first walk-through:

We are going to publish a more in-depth review of the Logitech Revue in the coming days, so make sure to check back regularly – and also check out NewTeeVee Live 2010, where Google TV Product Lead Rishi Chandra will talk about the challenges and opportunities of the Google TV platform.

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  1. Nice first impression Janko.
    In the future, it would be great to do a review of shows being made by independent producers who are optimizing their content for Google TV.

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