Sony's Blu-ray player comes in at just $100 more than Logitech's standalone box, making it an attractive choice for those who want Google TV.
Imagine you're a person who wants Google TV – you've got some choices available to you. Sure, getting a new television is always cool, but if you've already got a great set, it's not really an option. You could go with the Logitech Revue as your source, but $299 for a set-top isn't exactly cheap.
On the other hand, you could shell out just $100 more and get a Sony Blu-ray player with Google TV built in. The Blu-ray player has the same hardware and the same functionality as the Revue and the Sony Internet TVs and offers the bonus of playing back your physical media too.
The Sony Internet TV Blu-ray player has a strange name, and a strange look to boot. It all but ditches that sleek glossy black that we've come to expect from the company, relegating it to the top of the device and surrounding the rest in white.
You'll be able to pick up the Sony Internet TV Blu-ray player for $399 when it comes out later this month.