said by xenophon:Do they have a normal dedicated remote or do I have to use my phone as a remote?
I live very close to the Google Fiber 'Space' location and was able to check it out a couple times.
Google TV is very nice. The DVR functions are comparable to TWC but what's cool is that any Android phone/tablet can control the DVR/TV with APIs into the DVR, so much more sophisticated DVR feaatures can be written as an Android app rather than hacking the DVR box. This can open the doors to new ways to approach TV/DVR features written by 3rd parties.
Google also says they don't add any additional compression (other than what the source has). I saw no sign of blockiness during hi motion video, which is a problem with TWC - especially SDV channels.