Hisense to Debut Google TV Set-Top27 Aug, 2012 By: Chris Tribbey
Georgia-based Hisense will debut a sub-$100, Google TV-enabled set-top box in November, combining Web, application and TV content.
The Hisense Pulse will feature a Chrome browser, Google Play content access, YouTube and other third-party applications. It will support video resolution up to 1080p.
“This box effectively bridges the gap to the latest in home entertainment, without the need for expensive hardware upgrades,” said JoAnne Foist, director of marketing for Hisense U.S.A. “Most people have at least one HDTV in their home and with the addition of a Hisense Pulse with Google TV, we offer the liberty of accessing not just TV, but a host of streaming content, Web surfing and TV apps that are available in Google Play.”
Users will be able to watch content while searching the Internet or using social media applications. The player’s remote includes a dedicated Netflix button and a full keyboard.
“[The player] allows users to take advantage of their existing cable and satellite TV subscriptions and their existing HDTVs to bring many features straight to their fingertips,” Foist said. “The lines between traditional TV and Web content are blurring — people want to watch all types of content, and the Hisense Pulse with Google TV provides exactly that.”