The Sony NSZ-GT1 is an elegant Blu-ray disc player with manifold features. The product priced at around 400 USD will make you think why the maker has quoted such a price. These days most of the Blu-ray disc players are enabled with internet connection and allow you to watch your favorite movies through NetFlix and also allows you to connect to the YouTube.
Even the NSZ-GT1 is enabled with Wi-Fi that allows you to connect to the internet wirelessly and watch stream videos and TV channels. Through the Google TV Market, you can add your favorite channels in no time.
Actually, the NSZ-GT1 from Sony is the first Blu-ray disc player that comes with preloaded Google TV platform. Google TV brings to you plenty of features like in using streaming media applications, adding satellite channels, accessing web through Chrome browser and last but not the least, making use of the Google Search. Even though the Sony NSZ-GT1 is offering many things through Google TV, the price of the product is quite high and also many leading TV channels are not allowing people to access streaming content.
As far as design is concerned, the NSZ-GT1 looks sophisticated. It measures 13 x 12 x 9.8 inches and this makes you understand that the device is larger than many other Blu-ray disc players available in the market. The top of the player is colored in black and the front portion and the sides are colored in white. The wireless controller that is provided with the NSZ-GT1 appears like PS3 controller with an extra keypad. The keypad appears very tacky and cramped, so much that you won’t feel like even touching it.
In order to use the NSZ-GT1, you need to set up the device. You have to establish a communication between the product and cable set-top box and other components. It takes about 15 minutes to set up the product and get started. You may even have to do a firmware upgrade after the setup that can consume additional 15 to 20 minutes.
The user interface is quite intuitive. When you press the Home Button, the menu will show up on the content you are viewing. Google TV’s bookmarks section lets you manage your favorite content. While you are surfing the web on the Chrome browser, you can use the picture-in-picture feature to watch your favorite movies at the same time. With so many features onboard, you may forget that it is actually a Blu-ray disc player. However, the only major concern is its price.