Most people would love the ability to watch TV and surf the internet at the same time. Just a few years back, this convenience could be had only on HD TVs that featured the D-sub connector. The D-sub connector is a PC display port that allowed people to plug their PCs to their TVs. However this had its conditions. You needed to have a fully functional PC or a laptop, and it was usually not possible to watch TV and browse through the Net at the same time. Some LCD TVs achieved this via the Picture-in-Picture technology or PIP. Still, the fact remained that you needed to hook up your TV to your PC.
Dish Network has now brought a revolutionary technology that would enable you to go online and check mail without having to connect a computer to your TV. In association with search giant Google, Dish network has brought about Google TV.
What is Google TV? Google TV is like having a full-fledged operating system on your set-top box which lets you surf the Web, search for videos and movies, schedule recordings, and a whole lot more. Dish Network has made TV viewing a truly exceptional and enriching experience.
To get Google TV, you need to purchase a Logitech set-top box, the Logitech Revue. This Logitech set-top box comes pre-installed with Google TV, which is actually an Android operating system optimized for your TV. Logitech Revue works if you have a compatible Dish receiver. Simply connect the Logitech Revue Companion Box to a compatible DISH Network receiver and your HDTV with HDMI cables. With DISH TV, no IR blaster is needed.
The Logitech Revue is built for the Internet. It features WiFi and Ethernet so you can easily make it to connect to the Web. You get a wireless Logitech keyboard with this which also functions like a touchpad and remote control. Using this innovative keyboard and its touchpad, you can easily search for the content you are looking for, or simply surf the Web.
With Google TV, your reach is not limited to twitter or Facebook. You get to have the full Web experience as you are used to on your PC. Whether its shopping on Amazon and EBay or getting social with twitter and Facebook, you get to do it all. And the best part is that you dont need a TV for it. You can switch seamlessly from your TV to a YouTube video without any hassle.
With certain accessories, you can do more on your PC. With a Logitech TV cam, you can have video calls with your friends and family in high definition full-screen on your TV. You can even share what you are watching with them should you want to. Another cool accessory is the Harmony app. With the Harmony app installed on your PC and iPhone, you can control your TV or home entertainment system using merely your iPhone, iPad or an Android smartphone. With Dish network, you will always be connected.
DISH Network continuously adds new features to its services to make your TV experience truly special one. The high quality DISH Receiver helps to bring superior picture and sound output in your television.