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vpoko
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It seems too easy to overcome technically

There's no way to know what kind of device is connecting to your website unless it tells you. I'm sure it would be trivial to hack the Google TV to make it pretend that it's Internet Explorer running on a Windows PC.

Dodge
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said by vpoko:

There's no way to know what kind of device is connecting to your website unless it tells you. I'm sure it would be trivial to hack the Google TV to make it pretend that it's Internet Explorer running on a Windows PC.
But then they can counter with, "Oh this is IE, mind installing this activex that will make your experience so much better. Oh you can't, well so sorry, do come back when it works"


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Or Google TV could allow you to select which browser you wish to mimic, including the option of specifying a custom browser ID.

If it becomes this easy to break, Google TV won't have much to worry about for now.
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vpoko
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Yeah, they'd need to give you a choice of browsers to mimic, that way the studios could only break it if they found a critical technology supported by all major PC platforms but not Google TV.