Some of Samsung's 2010 and 2011 range of TVs and Blu-ray players can be forced into an infinite loop, by exploiting a flaw in the iOS and Android app remote control connection.
The GTVHacker Sony Recovery Downgrader & Rebooter tool released today will root Sony's HSZ-GT1 Blu-ray player and NSX-GT1 lineup of Google TV-enabled HDTVs. The unsigned kernel includes a new Flash plugin that bypasses the locks that prevented users from streaming content from sites like Hulu, NBC, ABC, CBS, and FOX, and should NTFS drive support.
Sony just announced its 2012 line of smart Blu-ray players at CES, and the highlight is the BDP-S790, which can upscale "any content" to 4K, offers apps like Netflix, Hulu, ad Pandora, and can support Skype with an optional webcam. There's also a BDP-S590 and a BDP-S390, which have Wi-Fi and apps, and a portable BDP-SX910 with a nine-inch screen.
Sony just announced two new Google TV devices at CES: the NSZ-GP9 Blu-ray player and the NSZ-GS7 media streamer. Both feature a new remote with a backlit keyboard, a touchpad with gesture navigation support, and three-axis motion sensing for gaming.