Setup Walk-Through, Part 1
When I shared my wife's Facebook comment with Logitech, the company rep practically beamed and said that was exactly the response they wanted from the audience they really wanted to hear it from. The Revue is supposed to be easy enough for anyone to install and operate. Now, as I said, my wife did most of the initial setup. Our aged amplifier lacks HDMI and is short on several ports, resulting in a chain of splitters and adapters that left my wife baffled as to what went where. So, Logitech's instructions are concise and clear if your home theater setup is fairly simple and modern.
Once your connections are made, the Revue shows a splash screen followed by a few moments of data downloading. This feeds into a little eye candy, with many-colored geometric shapes flying about, followed by another Logitech splash screen. Now you arrive at the keyboard controller tutorial, where you're instructed how to turn the device's power switch on and get comfy with the navigation buttons.
Now comes the configuration. First, Logitech has you "push" each side of the Google TV display area to meet your screen's edge. This is the one place where I found Logitech's instructions poorly worded. Rather than "press and hold" the button, what you actually need to do is repeatedly press each directional button until the blue showing on that side disappears. Holding down the arrow will cause the display area to overshoot your screens borders, leaving you wondering later why the edges of your browser are chopped off.
Next, at Step 4 of 12, you'll choose whether to connect by Ethernet or Wi-Fi. Originally, I went with the wired connection since I have structured wiring to my home theater. Later, I revised my setup options and tried out the wireless option. Admittedly, I had a very strong signal since my 11n access point is about 10 feet from the Revue, but I was shocked to find that I could not tell a difference in performance between the two connection types. Wireless 720p video showed no evidence of frame dropping, and I couldn't detect content taking any longer to load. Traditionally, I've been very skeptical of wireless for HD content because of many disappointments, but Logitech gets it right in the Revue.