Hisense Pulse with Google TV
The Hisense Pulse with Google TV can run on either WIFI or LAN, it is easy to set up on both. It has a remote which can handle several devices. Hisense Pulse has the Google Chrome browser, and Google TV built in which is the core feature of Google TV. You feel great to know that Google frequently releases much more excited updates for its various apps. It has a keyboard on one side and a touch-pad on the other side (a good design). It is very convenient for control operation though some of may not think so, but for me It worked well. Pulse looks neat and the remote is compact with all those functions.
Mouse gives you nice Web browsing experience with a nice grippy surface and simple scrolling and tap-clicking. The shortcut buttons to the Web, Netflix and other key programming sources are also easy to handle, the size is appropriate, not too many of them and not too big, either, so they're ok. I also like the keyboard on the reverse side of the remote, quite handy for the people who are used to cellphones and ipads, and it includes the joystick input controls for gaming, home button, back button, options menu and PIP control also found on the front of the remote. As usually remotes are designed, I think the touchpad would be on the same side, but that's a relatively minor hardship to get a good, single-hand remote. The following features are marketed for the product and they really work
As the product has all the features which Roku has, comparing to Roku, Pulse is more powerful and intuitive. After using this you will find it much faster than Roku. Pulse has a lot of contents, simple UI flow, and it focuses on streaming not buffering!! Pulse has more content in terms of apps, streaming and web surf. And most importantly, it has Google support and update which is awesome! The visual quality is clear and it doesn't take long to set up. You will find it quite simple and easy to handle.
Unlike other devices, Hisense Pulse has no cooling fan, which means no noise!! It comes with super compact unit. With the Bluetooth Based Remote it looks great and works even better. The Built-in Wi-Fi in Hisense Pulse instantly connects to your home router effortlessly without wires and Honeycomb 3.2 OS and integrates well with Google Play for Apps and services. Provides Flash support for YouTube videos or other web content and DLNA-capable to stream video also from other DLNA-compatible
The only negative thing is that you have to be careful while setting it up. Make sure to plug in the IR blaster ALL the way into the back of the unit. According to the guy who set it up for me, “You have to give it a firm push; placement of the IR blaster, the little gizmo that sends remote control commands from the Pulse to your TV and Set-Top Box or DVR, is quite directional and needs to be fairly close to the units. IR blaster is weak”, if you use Dual Infrared Emitter it will solve most of your IR blaster issues. Local media playback is restricted to what Google TV OS supports. Rest all is fine and can be ignored for minor clichés. Having said that, Local file support is weak, but again, It is not Hisense's fault, It is the limitation of Google TV operating system. If you have a large collection of media files like DVD ISO, MKV with DTS sound and host of media files that you have collected over the years and if you want good support for your local media and do not care about browsing Internet or Android market on your TV please take a look at these two media players.
You can get this device on Amazon for $79.99 which is a great deal with so many features in it. Also comes with free shipping facility.
Hisense Pulse is a good product to replace cable box or satellite box if you don’t use them very often and want premier entertainment experience. Comparing with cable or satellite service, the Pulse is really an economic way to watch TV and use internet services.
It is still a very good purchase if you are planning on getting most of the SMART TV functions that you find in newer generations of HDTVs and set top boxes.