People have been anticipating the release of the first major-brand box to use Google TV. The “big thing” that Google is touting, the reason why they are “better than the rest” is access to the entire web (not just access to a few streaming or VOD sites). The actual quote from the Google TV website is: "TV, apps, search, and the entire web ... together at last."
However, Google just confirmed today in a press release that Hulu will be blocked from their service, so “the entire web” really means “not the entire web.”
Google does claim to be in negotiation for use of Hulu with their service for Hulu Plus customers. We’ll see how that goes.
Just thought you’d like to know.