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Sony NSZ-GS7

alaTest has collected and analyzed 507 reviews of Sony NSZ-GS7. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design. Opinions are divided on the price. Some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, design, size

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony NSZ-GS7 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony NSZ-GS7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony NSZ-GS7 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

0% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony NSZ-GS7 Internet Player with Google TVSony NSZ-GS7 Internet Player with Google TV

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony NSZ-GS7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 362 user reviews of Sony NSZ-GS7 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviews about the size and design are on the whole positive. The price and usability also get good comments, but there are some negative opinions about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

reliability

68% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony NSZ-GS7 Internet Player with Google TV (2012 Model)Sony NSZ-GS7 Internet Player with Google TV (2012 Model)

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

Sony NSZ-GS7 Google TV Internet Player

 

Sony is out to revolutionise your TV with its first Google TV add-on box. Or maybe not.

YouTube app is gorgeous ; Streaming quality is good ; Remote control keyboard is responsive

Nowhere near enough dedicated apps ; Extensive reliance on open internet doesn't make for a comfortable user experience ; Current firmware is buggy

It’s also worth adding here that we opted not to make the Google TV remote capable of operating our TV and AV receiver, even though the option for this is there. Why? Because frankly using the remote just for doing all the Google TV stuff is...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

Sony NSZ-GS7 Internet Player with Google TV

 

We get an early hands-on with Sony's imminent new Google TV set-top box.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sony NSZ-GS7 review

 

Has potential, but needs more apps to realise it

Nice apps ; very usable Chrome browser ; platform has lots of potential

Doesn’t do the basics you might expect ; app store is currently light on content

It’s got potential, but the first Google TV device needs more apps in order to realise it

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Libby Plummer (t3.com)

Hands on: Sony Google TV NSZ-GS7 review: Hands-on

 

The Sony Google TV NSZ-GS7 network media player is due to land in summer 2012

Feb, 2012

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Sony NSZ-GS7 review

 

Google TV is finally here and (for now) it's a little Sony box. Is this the Holy Grail of media streaming?

High performance, full Chrome browser ; Simple and effective TV interface ; Superb movie on demand entertainment

Cluttered remote control ; Lacking go-to apps

Loads of potential, but Google TV needs far more apps to make it the best out there

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Jamie Carter (techradar.com)

Sony NSZ-GS7 review

 

Can the Sony's first Google TV box app the ante?

Unique Google TV platform ; Chrome browser supports Flash video ; Handy HDMI switching ; Excellent YouTube app ; Live thumbnail while browsing

Limited Google Play apps ; Complex remote ; Expensive

Owners of smart TVs are used to apps like YouTube and the BBC iPlayer, and even the ability to surf the web, but Sony's refreshed attempt at Google TV seeks to streamline the whole process by combining a Chrome browser with a selection of Google Play...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony NSZ-GS7 Internet Player with Google TV review

 

Media streaming set-top boxes are nothing new, but Sony's latest device takes a huge leap from the norm, being the first we've seen to use the Google TV operating system, which is a big-screen version of the Android OS found on smartphones. Available...

An interesting first outing for Google TV, but we don’t think it’s ready for the big time

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Matt Egan (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony NSZ-GS7 Google TV review

 

The Sony NSZ-GS7 Internet Player with Google TV is a stylish, slim black set-top box that won't look out of place in the most stylish of living rooms. All the ports and the power cable sit nicely around the back, and a single white LED blinks out from...

Well-built and full-featured, the Sony NSZ-GS7 Internet Player with Google TV is a slick consumer device that will look good in any living room. The trouble right now is that Google TV doesn't really offer enough to justify outlay.

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.co.uk)

Sony NSZ-GS7 review

 

Google TV has always been an ambitious idea. In its ideal form, you'd be able to access all your home theater content -- including your cable/satellite box, streaming video services and content from the Web -- in a single user interface, powered by...

The Sony NSZ-GS7 has a vastly improved, double-sided remote for Google TV, with a large touch pad and a full keyboard. It's a small, stylish box and the only current set-top box that supports Google TV.

The Google TV software continues to disappoint. There aren't dedicated apps for major streaming services like Amazon Instant, Hulu Plus, and MLB.TV, nor is Google's own movie rental service supported. Major content providers like ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox,...

The Sony NSZ-GS7 has sleek hardware and an innovative remote, but it's hampered by the still too-limited and frustrating Google TV software.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by (avforums.com)

Sony NSZ-GS7 Mutimedia Internet Player with Google TV Review

 

Internet Player with Google TV

Sits between HDMI devices and TV ; Controller makes web use very palatable ; Very vesatile ; Well engineered ; Lots of potential ; Google Chrome ; Good media file support

Chronic lack of dedicated apps ; User interface might put some off ; Some lock ups ; Price seems a little high

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Plus
Audio output channels:5.1

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

3D: Yes
Built-in Display: No
Second display:Y

Ergonomics

LED indicators: Yes
Volume Control:Digital

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, AC3, LPCM, MIDI, MP3, WMA / AAC, LPCM, MP3, WMA
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, MPO, PNG / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
Video formats supported:3GP, H.264, MOV, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV / AVCHD, MKV, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV, XVID

Hard drive

Built-In Hard Drive: Yes
Supported file systems:FAT32, NTFS

Networking

Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:100
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other features

Quantity:1
Type:Desktop

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: No
Digital Audio Optical Out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2

Power

AC input frequency:60
AC input voltage:120
Power Consumption (Standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):21

Radio

Supported radio bands:FM

Storage

Built-in storage media: No
Card reader integrated: No
Storage media type: No
Total Storage Capacity:8

Technical Details

Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital
Colour of product:Black
Handheld remote control: Yes
Online web browsing: Yes
Parental control: Yes

Video

3D: Yes
Full HD:No / Yes
Personal Video Recorder (PVR) included: No
Signal source:Ethernet (RJ-45), IPTV

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13
Height :3.5
Weight:600
Width:20.4