By Amanda Peterson // Global Director, Writing and Brand Architecture on November 19, 2010
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When the Digital Home Team created Logitech Revue, it was to take full advantage of cable and satellite programming – not replace it. But as someone who gave up cable a few years ago and someone who was excited about Revue, I couldn’t resist getting one anyway.
Getting it ready:
- Since there’s no cable box to plug in, I just plugged it into Ethernet, into my TV’s HDMI port and into a power strip.
- Turning on my TV and Revue, I went through the setup and entered the model number of my TV for set up and chose “skip” for the other components. Super simple.
- Under the left navigation bar, I clicked Edit and removed “What’s On”. Won’t be needing that.
- Under Applications ->Settings -> Search, I selected Amazon VOD as searchable items, since that’s where most of my content is going to come from, but it doesn’t get searched by default.
- With my laptop on my lap, I opened the NetFlix app and activated my device. I can’t live without my Instant Queue, but the activation code needs to be confirmed on my computer before it knows my Revue is legit.
And then, I was good to go.
Now, my family takes turns showing each other YouTube videos (“Harry Potter Puppet Pals” is a big hit), watching “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” with my vampire-loving daughter (every episode is on NetFlix Watch It Now), or watching the latest episode of “The Vampire Diaries” on The CW’s website, I’ve got a living room that’s whole lot more social.
And that’s not even including video calling my family in the Midwest on their computer webcams right from the couch – which is also social and entertaining.