Logitech's Google TV set-top box will be the Logitech Revue

Logitech just confirmed a previous report from Engadget that its Google TV set-top box will be called the Logitech Revue. Still no word on pricing or when we'll see any of this launch (other than "this fall"), but Logitech did give an explanation regarding the name:

At Logitech, we’re known for certain kinds of products – peripherals, video calling, entertainment control, streaming media….Logitech Revue does everything we’re known for and more. So it couldn’t just be the Harmony Box or Squeezebox TV or, even worse, the Logitech TV Hub (although believe me, we’ve discussed them all). The meaning of Revue is a type of multi-act theatrical entertainment that combined music, dance and sketches – wildly popular between 1910 and 1930.Logitech Revue is a companion box and controller that brings the experience of Google TV to your TV screen. It combines everything on the Web, cable or satellite content, apps, video calling and more that will be wildly popular between 2010 and 2030, until we reinvent interaction again.

So that's that. Now it's time to get this thing into living rooms across America. Specifically, mine. [Logitech (opens in new tab)]

Phil Nickinson
  • I don't know... Logitech seems a little out of their element here. I might wait for alternatives.
  • I like the name and am excited to get GTV. I've been using Windows Media Center for the last 3 years. I have decided to switch to Dish Network, a Google partner, to ready take advantage of GTV. WMC is great but the costs really starting to add up. Looking forward to a more open platform.
  • I wonder if it will support Squeezebox Server. It will be great if it does.
  • Bring it on! Goodbye MythTV hello Googly overlords!
  • Wow that comment about until we reinvent interaction again was a pretty ballsy.
  • Price please ..so i can start collecting bottles and cans!!
  • Forget a seperate box. But I'm interested in seeing what Dishnetwork does with GTV. Since I already have Dish. But I also won't pay extra for this. Since everything else from Google is free. & I think this should subsidize our monthly TV bill.
  • We will pay for the hardware (just like we do with cellphones) but there is no extra monthly fee. We will just hook up the cable and internet service we already have to it. Google/Android doesn't subsidize our phone bills. They aren't going to subsidize our TV bills either. I want to get this myself but I'm not sure if I should get the first one that comes out or wait to see what other companies come up with. It should be a very useful service to have either way.