Logitech Denies Suspending Production of Google TV Set-top28 Dec, 2010 By: Chris Tribbey
With plans to show off its Google TV-enabled Revue set-top box at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, Logitech is rebutting a report that it’s suspending production of the device due to software issues.
The Swiss consumer electronics company Dec. 27 denied a holiday weekend report from DigiTimes that Google asked Logitech to suspend shipping the $299 Logitech Revue through January. Logitech unveiled the plug-and-play companion set-top box in early October.
“At Logitech, we usually refrain from commenting on rumors and speculation,” Ashish Arora, VP and GM of Logitech’s digital home group, wrote on the company’s blog. “But I can’t ignore the recent puzzling speculation that Google has asked Logitech to suspend production of Logitech Revue to address software issues.
“Logitech and Google continue to have a collaborative, effective working relationship as we listen to consumer feedback and work together on enhancements to the Google TV platform,” he wrote.
Arora said firmware updates will address any problems consumers are experiencing with the device.
Reviews for Google TV — which is also offered on some Sony products — have been mixed, and ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC, as well as Hulu, have all blocked Google TV owners from accessing their content.