DISH Network – the popular satellite TV provider trying to give DirecTV a run for their money – surveyed their customers about their upcoming launch of Google TV services to get an idea of what customers would be willing to pay for the features that come along with Google TV (which you can find detailed here). Their findings? Their customers are willing to pay up to $300 for a Google TV-enabled set-top box.
Other findings? They will supposedly be the only provider to offer full integration of Google TV with their existing set-top boxes and accompanying software, bringing together a more seamless experience than we’ve heard about coming from the likes of Logitech and their Revue companion STB. They will also probably charge just $199-$229 for their own box with a $5 monthly fee to cover the rest of the costs (probably on some sort of timed agreement).
I would hope that the equipment would be considered yours to keep after some time as it’s not common for a TV provider to charge for the actual STB (as they have the intention of getting it back should you ever cancel service). Their survey also hinted at the possibility of a Blu-Ray player with Google TV built-in.
We can never walk away with these types of survey expecting everything we see come to fruition, but it’s still nice to get an idea of what they’re thinking about doing in this exciting new space that should hopefully be taking off seen. What would you like to see out of a cable or satellite provider offering Google TV?
[Head on to AndroidGuys – the source – for the rest of the survey screens.]