Overview: The Sony Internet TV 3D Blu-ray Disc player (NSZ-GT1), powered
by Google TV lets you access more entertainment than ever from your HDMI
compatible HDTV. The Sony NSZ-GT1 connects between your network (via Ethernet or WiFi), satellite/cable box (via HDMI), and your television (via HDMI). The Sony
Internet TV 3D Blu-ray Disc player lets you search the entire web, TV listings, and
select online apps to find exactly what you're looking for; plus watch your
favorite Blu-ray/DVD disc movie. Watch TV, browse the internet, or do both at
the same time on the same screen. Plus, finding your favorite content is a
breeze thanks to the included, intuitive handheld keypad-style remote control
with integrated mouse.
Sony Internet TV (powered by Google TV)
Disc Compatibility: The NSZ-GT1 Sony Internet TV 3D Blu-ray Disc Player is
compatible with many disc types:
|Disc Type ||Disc Description |
|Blu-ray ||BD-ROM, including 3D |
|DVD ||DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW |
|CD ||CD-Audio, CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, Super Audio CD |
Note: Blu-ray Disc uses the Advanced Access
Content System (AACS) to prevent unauthorized recording of copyrighted material. Like DVD, BD uses region codes. The region code
on your disc must match the region code on your player, otherwise the disc will
not play. The NSZ-GT1 is Blu-ray region A and DVD region 1.
Blu-ray Disc Overview: Blu-ray Disc (BD) is a new
high-definition disc format designed to take advantage of today's high quality
HDTVs. The resolution is up to 1920 x 1080 (1080p) and the data transfer rate is
up to 54 mbps. Blu-ray Disc discs and players offer several advantages over the
standard DVD format:
- Better Picture Quality: Blu-ray Disc is a true
high-definition format offering video at 720p, 1080i, or 1080p resolution.
While standard DVDs look very good on an HDTV, they don't provide a
high-definition signal (not even when you use an up-converting DVD player).
Blu-ray Disc delivers an extraordinarily sharp, clean, detailed picture,
with deeper, richer colors.
- Better Sound Quality: In addition to the same
multi-channel sound formats you're accustomed to with DVD (Dolby Digital and
DTS), Blu-ray Disc offers Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD Master
Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution, and uncompressed 7.1 channel PCM.
- Much Greater Storage Capacity: What makes Blu-ray
Disc's superior picture and sound possible is the much higher storage
capacity of Blu-ray Disc discs. A single-layer Blu-ray Disc can hold 25
gigabytes of data, over five times the amount a standard DVD can hold.
Dual-layer Blu-ray Discs hold 50 gigabytes, which equates to nine hours of
High Definition or 23 hours of Standard Definition video, plus
high-resolution multi-channel audio and the added features and material that
require multiple discs with standard DVD.
- Backward Compatible: To ensure backward-compatibility
with your existing library of discs, Blu-ray Disc players use a dual-laser
mechanism: a blue laser for playing high-definition Blu-ray Discs, and a
conventional red laser for playing DVDs and audio CDs.
Note: As Blu-Ray technology continues to evolve, new
disc types with enhanced functionality will become available. In order for
you to enjoy this new functionality, you will likely be required to update
the firmware in your player. These firmware updates will become available
for downloading from the Internet via the rear panel Ethernet terminal.
MP4 Playback: The Sony
Internet TV 3D Blu-ray Disc Player supports
playback of MP4 video files recorded on DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, and CD-R/RW discs.
JPEG/PNG/GIF/BMP Playback: This unit will play JPEG/PNG/GIF/BMP
still picture files recorded onto DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, and CD-R/RW discs. Still images on your disc can be viewed
in a Slide-Show as well as rotated 90-degrees left or right.
MP3/WMA/AAC Playback: The NSZ-GT1 supports MP3/WMA/AAC
audio files recorded on DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, and CD-R/RW discs. When
stopped and restarted, playback resumes at the same point as long as the tray
hasn't been opened and the player hasn't been turned off.
3D-Ready: The Sony NSZ-GT1 lets you enjoy 3D Blu-ray disc
movies in full HD 1080p. 3D viewing requires compatible 3D content, 3D-ready
HDTV, 3D emitter & glasses, and a high-speed HDMI cable (supporting at least
10.2 Gbps) connection.
4 USB Ports: The Sony NSZ-GT1 is equipped with 4 USB type-A ports (1
front/3 rear). You can connect a USB mass storage class device loaded with
audio, video, and still-image files. The following file formats are supported by
the Internet TV 3D Blu-ray Disc Player via its USB ports.
- MP4 Video
- MP3 audio
- AAC audio
- JPEG image files
Sony Internet TV (powered by Google TV)
Wired (Ethernet) or Wireless (WiFi) Network Connection: The NSZ-GT1
Sony Internet TV 3D Blu-ray Disc Player is equipped with an RJ-45 Ethernet
LAN Port (100BASE-T/100BASE-TX)) and built-in WiFi (802.11a/b/g/n) for either a wired or wireless connection to your
home network and internet provider. Using either the unit's Ethernet or WiFi
network connection, you can search the entire web (via Google TV) or access your
music/video/photo files stored on your PC.
Note: Wireless connectivity requires a home network with an
802.11a/b/g/n access point (802.11n recommended). The unit's WiFi connection
supports the following security functions - WEP, WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK (TKIP),
or WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK (AES).
Intel Processing: Intel is at the heart of the Sony Internet TV
3D Blu-ray Disc
Player, delivering processing power and intelligence for world-class HD video,
audio and advanced graphics.
Built-in Google TV: The Sony NSZ-GT1 Internet TV Sony Internet TV
3D Blu-ray Disc Player
is powered by Google TV. Google TV delivers a new experience by bringing the TV
and internet together. Google TV gives you easy access to the entire web,
internet apps, and your TV listings. Using your existing cable/satellite service and
your homes network/internet connection, Google TV gives you access to more entertainment options and
simplifies the process of finding what you're looking for. Plus, you can enjoy
both TV and web content at the same time, on the same screen.
Note: Broadband Internet connection speed of at least
2.5 Mbps recommended (10 Mbps for HD content). Video quality and picture
size vary and are dependent upon broadband speed and delivery by content
provider. Select content provided subject to change. Premium content may
require additional fees, a subscription and/or PC registration.
Google TV Account: To set up the Google TV, simply sign in
with your Google account. If you use Gmail, sign in with your Gmail username. If
you don't have a Google Account, you can create one during the Google TV signup
Note: You do not need an additional subscription to get Google TV
functionality. Access to premium channels, websites and video-on-demand
would need a subscription or payment to those content providers, just as
they do now on your TV or PC.
Google Search Engine: Whatever you're searching for, the Sony Internet TV Blu-ray
Player will help you find it on television or the internet. Whether you're
looking for a channel, show, or website, you will spend less time searching and
more time watching. You can even navigate between websites (via Google) and television
channels or enjoy both at the same time, on the same screen, with Dual View. You
can choose to customize what items appear when you conduct a search, such as
Bookmarks, Apps, Queue, Sony Recommends, YouTube, Most Visited, History,
Netflix, Pandora, Napster, and
Amazon Video On Demand.
Bookmarks: You can save links to your favorite websites or TV channels
(except for a Cable/Satellite Box controlled via the IR Blaster) as Bookmarks
without having to remember any addresses and channel numbers. The names of
websites or TV programs most visited are stored automatically.
DVR Compatible: You can easily connect select HD DVR devices from Dish
Network to include your previously recorded content in the unit's search
Note: Check Dish Network website for compatibility (http://www.dishnetwork.com/googletv).
Android Apps. Market: You are able to add a new level of
personalization to your Sony Internet TV 3D Blu-ray Disc Player experience with
thousands of downloadable applications from the library of Android Apps that can
add new content and capabilities (coming early 2011).
BD-Live: BD-Live technology allows you to download and
stream bonus content such as additional scenes, shorts, trailers, movie-based
games, and more from a broadband Internet and home network connections (fees may
apply). The Sony Internet TV 3D Blu-ray Disc Player features an Ethernet port and built-in WiFi to
connect to the Internet via your home network and features an internal 8GB
memory for additional storage.
Gracenote Metadata Service: The Gracenote Metadata service
instantly gives you access to detailed information about the movies you are
watching through the Sony NSZ-GT1's internet connectivity. This easy-to-navigate
service displays information such as cast information, genre, jacket art and
more right on the TV screen.
Note: Requires Internet connectivity. Some disc titles
may not be supported by the Gracenote service.
DLNA Certified: DLNA allows you to share music (MP3), video
(MP4), and photo (JPEG) files between DLNA compatible devices using your DLNA
home network and the Sony NSZ-GT1. A DLNA network can be setup hardwired (using
Ethernet port) or wirelessly (built-in WiFi).
Note: Requires home network and DLNA enabled device
(such as a Windows PC).
Upgradeable Operating System: Automatic upgrades from the powerful Google
TV Operating System ensure that the Sony Internet TV 3D Blu-ray Disc Player is
1080p HDMI Input: The
NSZ-GT1 Sony Internet TV 3D Blu-ray Disc Player is equipped with a single HDMI
input to connect your digital satellite receiver or cable box. This connection
allows you to search your digital satellite or cable providers content via the
Sony NSZ-GT1's search engine.
Note: There are no
analog video inputs.
1080p HDMI Output with DVD Upscaling: The Sony NSZ-GT1 also
features a single HDMI output to connect the unit to your HDTV. Through the HDMI
output, the NSZ-GT1 is capable of displaying Blu-ray/DVD disc movies,
satellite/cable programs, and internet content on your television. The
NSZ-GT1 will even upscale the resolution (up to 1080p) of your standard DVD
Note: There are no analog video outputs.
24p True Cinema: Movies are typically recorded on film with
a frame rate of 24 frames per second. When a movie is transferred to Blu-ray
Disc at 24 frames per second the NSZ-GT1 will output that signal to the TV (if
the TV will accept the 1080p/24 format) with no need for conversion.
Cinema Conversion Mode: The Sony Internet TV 3D Blu-ray Disc Player offers two
Cinema Conversion Modes - Auto and Video.
- Auto: The player automatically detects whether the
material is video-based or film-based, and switches to the appropriate
- Video: The conversion method suited for video-based
material will always be selected regardless of the content.
Screen Settings: The Sony NSZ-GT1 features the following
- Picture Size: Set the picture display area to match the
screen size of your television.
- Resolution: Select the resolution (480i, 480p, 720p,
1080i, 1080p) for your connected TV.
- Screen Format: You can select the display configuration
for a 4:3 screen picture on a 16:9 wide screen television. You can select
from the following:
- Original: select when connected to a TV with a wide
mode function; displays a 4:3 screen picture in 16:9 aspect ratio even
on a wide-screen TV
- Fixed Aspect Ratio: changes the picture size to fit
the screen size with the original picture aspect ratio
Noise Reduction: This function improves the picture quality by
reducing the noise in video signals.
BonusView: The BonusView feature provides picture-in-picture
capability with select Blu-ray Disc titles. You can view addition content (such
as director/actor commentary) in a small display window while the movie is
Surround Sound Decoders: The NSZ-GT1 has built-in Dolby
Digital and DTS surround processors; multi-channel PCM Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby
TrueHD, DTS-HD High Resolution, and DTS-HD Master Audio are output through the
HDMI jack (when encoded on the Blu-ray Disc).
- Dolby Digital Plus: Dolby Digital Plus was developed as
an extension to Dolby Digital. The audio coding technology supports 7.1
channel surround sound. Dolby Digital Plus also includes the standard Dolby
Digital bit stream and is compatible with all current Dolby Digital
processors using the optical digital output.
- Dolby TrueHD: Dolby TrueHD is a lossless coding
technology that supports up to 8 channels of multi-channel surround sound
for the next generation optical discs. The reproduced sound is true to the
original source bit-for-bit.
- DTS-HD High Resolution Audio: DTS-HD High Resolution
Audio supports a maximum sampling frequency of 96 kHz, and 7.1 multi-channel
surround. DTS-HD High Resolution Audio has a maximum transmission rate of 6
Mbps, with a lossy compression.
- DTS-HD Master Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio has a maximum
transmission rate of 24.5 Mbps and uses lossless compression (Lossless), and
DTS-HD Master Audio corresponds to a maximum sampling frequency of 192 kHz,
and maximum of 7.1ch.
Digital Audio Output (optical): The Sony NSZ-GT1 is equipped
with a optical digital output. The Audio menu allows you to select the digital
audio format that is passed through the optical digital output. Settings allow
you to transfer Dolby Digital and/or DTS sound tracks, or down-mix surround
bitstreams to 2-channel PCM audio. The maximum sampling frequency can also be
adjusted; 96 kHz/24-bit or 48 kHz/16-bit.
Note: There are no analog audio outputs.
Audio Settings: The NSZ-GT1 allows you to adjust the
following audio settings:
- A/V Sync: This function adjusts the gap between picture and sound
by delaying the sound output with respect to the picture. Synchronize the
picture and sound by delaying the audio output in relation to the picture
output; 0 to 120 milliseconds.
- Audio DRC: The player offers 4 dynamic range
compression levels - Auto, Standard, TV Mode, & Wide Range.
Customizable Home Menu: The Home menu can be customized to suit your
preferences. You can change the menu items to be displayed or rearrange the
order of menu items to make the menu easier to use.
Quick Start: This feature shortens the startup time from
standby mode. When the Quick Start Mode is turned on the standby power
consumption is higher.
Parental Control: The Sony NSZ-GT1 offers Parental Control
settings to limit BD, DVD, and streamed Internet video according to the age of
the users. You can also Allow or Block all unrated Internet video. The control
settings are protected by a custom 4-digit password. You can also lock the disc
tray to prevent it from being opened by mistake.
Screen Saver: The screen saver image appears when you do not
use the player for more than 10 minutes while an on-screen display, such as the
home menu, is displayed on your TV screen. The screen saver image helps prevent
your display devices from becoming damaged.
Auto Standby: The unit goes to standby mode when no buttons/keys are
pressed on the unit or Keypad for more than 2 hours. This feature is disabled
when you are playing BDs/DVDs/CDs/photo files or are updating software.
Keypad Remote: The NSZ-GT1 Sony Internet TV 3D Blu-ray Disc
Player comes with an RF keypad-style remote control (NSG-MR1) for wireless operation. The
remote control features a QWERTY keyboard, Integrated Mouse, Playback & Volume controls, Menu
buttons, and Search Functions. The QWERTY keyboard lets you enter text, keyword
searches, and URLs much easier than a standard remote control. The integrated
mouse control lets you navigate websites just like you do from your computer's
mouse. Since the remote is RF, is doesn't have to pointed straight at the unit.
HDMI Control: The NSZ-GT1 supports the HDMI Control Function, so you
can link operations of this unit to your connected TV and AV receiver.
IR Blaster: The Sony NSZ-GT1 also includes an IR blaster to control your
connected TV, satellite/cable box, and/or AV receiver from the keypad-style remote control.
With this configuration, the keypad-style remote will operate your TV and AV
receiver via IR (not RF).
Mobile Phone App: Add your mobile phone to the Google TV experience.
Using your existing Android phone as an additional remote control,
search contents with voice navigation, or share web contents between the phone
Note: Application must be downloaded from the application store.
Check phone's application store from your device for compatibility. Requires
that the Google TV device and the remote device be connected to the same
home network with the remote device connected through an 802.11 access point