Inside Google TV… Literally


If you purchased a Sony Internet TV or other iteration of Google TV (Logitech Revue, Sony BluRay Player), chances are you handled your new device delicately and with the greatest of care. But since the mission to gain root access to Google TV is in full swing, there are a few who are gritting their teeth and diving into the device. Literally… into the device.

Over at they’ve done a Google TV Teardown that pulls off the back cover of a Sony Internet TV and takes a look at the guts. Here are a few pictures but head over to their site for more detail:




I’m not sure how many people really care about seeing the guts of Google TV… but I’m sure there will be some interest at seeing what others didn’t have the guts to do themselves. Google TV has only been publicly available for a few days, but the dev community acts fast, and I’m hoping to see some pretty cool stuff on these devices.

Rob Jackson
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  1. LOL, I work right next to the team within Intel responsible for the reference boards.

  2. i make shoes… not as fun…

  3. Hmmm, I see a heatsink, a processor of some sort, what looks to be like a peripheral controller IC, memory IC’s, a couple of fans and….OMG WTF IS THAT BING AD DOING ON THE PAGE?!?!?!?!

  4. Couple tweaks here and there and some little add-on “hack” will make this “Google TV” into a huge “living room computer”…50 inch screen playing StarCraft II anyone?

  5. Where are you people seeing all the the Bing adds?

  6. The cooling seems a little excessive for normal ARM-based components, I wonder how powerful the hardware is…

  7. The main CPU is an Intel Atom (x86) hence the cooling. There are actually two fans, a big one in the back and a small one up front. There is a small ARM CPU in the DVD decoder.

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