Engadget Reviews GoogleTV

We’ve covered a lot of news on the new GoogleTV, what it may mean for the home theater market and crowd, especially for the price. Here’s an in-depth review of the box with lots of screenshots and videos for you to make your own conclusion.

Of course, almost none of this web video would play without a robust Flash implementation, and that’s one place where Google TV shines. We’re happy to say we had zero problems playing 1080p Flash video on a variety of sites, and we found the controls to be responsive and the quality to be eminently watchable. Flash video playback is arguably the most polished aspect of Google TV — our only complaint is that tiny player controls tend to get lost and hard to hit with the mouse on larger TV screens, a problem that can be solved by mapping the keyboard play / pause buttons to control video playback.