Logitech Revue

Update: Nirvana328 lets us know that Logitech's cleared this one up in its forums, saying:

These boxes are just the regular boxes you have now and DO NOT have the 3.1 android update on them.

These boxes are not suppose to be released onto store floors until the update is officially released for everyone.

If a store is selling these boxes (it is just an added sticker on the box. Nothing else is different) they have released these boxes prematurely.

Original: We've seen leaks of Honeycomb for the Logitech Revue, and heard rumors of an inevitable OTA update that will bring the Android Market, but this one takes the cake.  An unnamed big-box retailer has received a shipment of Revues with word on the package that they are updated, according to Engadget.  We don't have much else here, the tipster wasn't able to verify that the units inside actually were running Android 3.1, but that's a pretty bold statement to make if it's just waiting for the OTA like the rest of us.  Anybody out there prowling around their local electronics retailer?  Might be a nice way to spend $99 and snatch up some new and improved Googley goodness.

Source: Engadget

 
There are 43 comments

Glenuendo says:

I don't own a Revue but I have the Sony TV. I haven't seen an OTA update yet but it would be nice. Really nice.

mikec8785 says:

I'm assuming "New and Improved" is referring only to the fact that it has Honeycomb. I would hate to think that the hardware was upgraded just after I bought one.

dyinman says:

I'd be a little bummed too since I just bought one. But if it's still $99 I don't mind.

Nirvana328 says:

"these boxes are just the regular boxes you have now and DO NOT have the 3.1 android update on them."

from that link above, in a reply from a Logitech rep. Phew glad my box isn't old news already.

I got one a few months ago. I bought it and a set of $29.99 speakers directly from Logitech for $79.98. Definitely worth it for that price.

Robbzilla says:

Can't wait! Looking forward to having a market on my Revue!

Valter.VX says:

Is Google TV only available on the US? Is it possible to get it working in Portugal? thanks

abhinayp#WP says:

Yes. All GoogleTV mainly does is give u a browser.
So i dont c y it wont work in Portugal.
I sent one to my bro in India. Its working fine there.

Valter.VX says:

Just bought one! :P

Considering I bought one on day one... It is garbage. It screws up the video signal and their customer support is horrible. Google really missed the boat on this one. I will wait for someone else to make a set top box. Cough, cough.. Motorola.

Right now mine is unplugged and won't get plugged back in until it gets the update. Total garbage. The idea is great, execution not so much.

Unibrow says:

I bought one recently and other than not having Hulu (i get around this via playon) it's rather awesome. It's seamlessly integrated so I'm not sure why you are having issues with the box. Really the only thing i dislike is that I still need to have my bluray remote handy.

Bought the first one and worked great for about a month. Then screen would freeze, Constant reboots. Spoke to logitech and they thought it was my electrical outlet. Moved to another plug, same issues. About two months ago, since logitech wasn't gonna honor their warranty I got one for $99. Same issues. I'm sure I am not the only one that this thing constantly reboots for. I am waiting for a non logitech dual core option. Probably Sony and their blue ray google tv option. Maybe the software update that seems to be constantly coming soon will help. Haven't thrown it out just yet. Plus if the update does fix it, I'll have two. Was gonna give one to my mom as a gift but I did enough damage there with giving her a TBolt.

Unibrow says:

that sucks, I'm glad I've had nothing but good luck with mine thus far. I know that feeling all to well though of having issues with nearly everything else I buy. Hopefully the update fixes it for you

rkirmeier says:

Reality and common sense should tell you that it's something in your environment that is causing the problems. 2 different boxes having the same problem which is NOT known to be a problem...

TJH132 says:

Bingo. My first Revue box was constantly freezing and rebooting. After a full reset and a call to customer service, I was told to send it back. I bought another box the same night and it, too, did the exact same thing! Turns out (and I have no explanation for this) my new router when the 'n' signal was turned on would crash the Revue -- every single time! I switched it to 'g' and all's well for nearly a year.

Can't wait for the update.

h2orange says:

I'm not sure how of Google TV not being an intuitive experience has to do with the hardware, but rather the software.

Considering Google now owns Motorola, would that matter much?

barrybilt says:

Very odd. I have 2 units. one in each room. works great. video works great too. I use it every day and have for 6 months. I also have a 500gb USB hard drive hooked up to it, that works flawlessly as well.
on occasion I do have to unplug and plug it back in, but thats like every few weeks or so...and that seems to reset the wifi. only takes a minute or so. I wonder if you just got a bad unit.

willyp87 says:

From logitech forums.
"These boxes are just the regular boxes you have now and DO NOT have the 3.1 android update on them. These boxes are not suppose to be released onto store floors until the update is officially released for everyone. If a store is selling these boxes (it is just an added sticker on the box. Nothing else is different) they have released these boxes prematurally.

Cat
Logitech Support Specialist"

http://forums.logitech.com/t5/Revue/Revue-boxes-promoting-Android-3-1-up...

Jason-Droid says:

Good find thanks.

durhamite says:

I love my review box. Thinking about buying another one!

I was thinking about doing the same, but I'm also thinking about possibly getting the Sony Blu-ray player with Google TV.

Droidbert says:

Hey man how much does the Sony blu-ray player with GTV cost?.. or better yet what stores carry it?

bganga says:

The Sony bluray box with googletv is available for $199 now from lots of places online.

rupst2 says:

I have a revue and and infuse. Forever waiting for honeycomb and gingerbread. :(

duckdive117 says:

I bought mine when they dropped to $99 and I had %50 off from logitec. It works great no reboots or freezing, I have streamed a lot of stuff from my computer, I watch all the UFC fights on it and any Buccaneers games that are not televised and it works great. Renting and streamed movies from Youtube and HD youtube works great as well. 3.1 would be a great update but I get good use out of it now and works flawlessly.
From what logitec is saying about the stores releasing them early it looks like it could be days away from a update

arcadelion says:

I got the same deal on my Revue, but Android Central wouldn't publish the story (even with pics of a receipt). :-\

Anywho, my Revue has worked flawlessly and love that I can control my cable TV with my phone (AT&T Uverse).

Waiting patiently for Honeycomb.

Jcarlton74 says:

How do you watch football games on the Revue? I have tried to find a way to do this since the season started.

jescobe82 says:

Works great with Directv as well

McPlot says:

From Logitech support forums

These boxes are just the regular boxes you have now and DO NOT have the 3.1 android update on them.

These boxes are not suppose to be released onto store floors until the update is officially released for everyone.

If a store is selling these boxes (it is just an added sticker on the box. Nothing else is different) they have released these boxes prematurally.
Cat
Logitech Support Specialist

patpoof says:

I was just in a best buy in Brooklyn ny and I saw this aslo but I dig into settings on the display unit and it still says 2.1

zacisblack says:

I have a hard time believing Google TV will get Honeycomb when ICS is around the corner. IF it can run HC why wouldn't it be able to run ICS? And HC was just a beta platform to enter the tablet market early to gain some ground. I have a hard time believing they would support this since they want one OS for all their devices.

For crying out loud Google doesn't own motorola, they just own mobility

Mobility makes set top boxes.

dreT86 says:

I recently purchased they Google TV box, I havent used it much due to internet and no access to market. However I got it looking forward to this honeycomb update! Its nothing like control my TV with the XOOM

VDub2174 says:

Why did I never think to use my tab as my remote?!?! I'm gonna have to do that when I get home :)

edhe says:

I want an ICS ecosystem. I want an ICS phone, and ICS tablet and an ICS tv that all talk to eachother.

But i need to be able to switch users on the tablet and tv.

VDub2174 says:

OK?

dswatson83 says:

Picked one up from Bestbuy last night and the rep actually told me that it's been updated w/android market access. Either he didn't know what he was talking about or he is a bit premature but it may be fair to say an update is close

frmorrison says:

The update is close, but how close? My bet is on Nov 8. Anyway, GTV is decent, but it needs a better UI to be a good product.

Jet300 says:

I love my Revue and use it for web surfing, YouTube, Netflix, and Amazon Prime regularly. The interface with Optimum, my cable provider is also very good. I can't wait for this update to make this already capable little box even better!

My "Local Retailer" has a larger version of this sticker on the TV used to demo the Logitech revue. When I asked about it they were aware the update wasn't out and said that their Logitech rep. put the sticker up. This update better be coming out soon.

IEFBR14 says:

It looks like the update is coming next week.
http://googletv.blogspot.com/2011/10/update-on-google-tv.html