Google TV gets ripped apart
There are lots of geeks out there that spent plenty of time as kids and maybe as adults, tearing apart gadgets and gear that they didn't need any more. The catch is that if you want to see what lies inside the shiny new gadget you bought home you have to be willing to void a warranty and risk tearing your new device up.
Luckily, there is no shortage of publications that take the shiny new gadgets and tear them up so we can see what's on the inside without breaking our own gear. TechOn has done just that with the new Sony NXS-24GT1 Google TV. Apparently, the guys had help from some engineers in the task.
As one of the engineers noted, it's messy on the inside with parts and wires running everywhere. The set has three circuit boards in addition to a power supplier. One of the boards has the tuner and a heat sink with one of the boards being the TV board and the other being the Android board that runs the Google TV functions.
The heat sinks can't be removed without a soldering iron, so one of the engineers was handed the iron and the heat sink removed to reveal a SoC chip that helps the TV function with all its cool features. It's apparent that the teardown of a TV is much more complex than tearing down a notebook or something like the Microsoft Kinect.
That's all the tear down that Tech On offered for now and the publication says it will be back later with more. I want to know if the engineers can put the TV back together when the teardown is done so it can be used.