Can Google TV on the Logitech Revue Turn You Into Kevin Bacon?

Funny Kevin Bacon Commercial Makes the Rounds

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Logitech has a new ad for its Revue device (the set-top box/Blu-Ray player with Google TV) that has Kevin Bacon playing a guy that is a huge Kevin Bacon fan in what quite possibly is some of Kevin Bacon’s finest work to date. 

Maybe this ad is just what Google TV needs to pick itself up after a disappointing launch. 

Logitech’s description for the video says, "Can watching too much Kevin Bacon on the Logitech Revue with Google TV actually turn you into Kevin Bacon? Ivan Cobenk has his fingers crossed."

It will be interesting to see if Logitech produces more Ivan Cobenk commercials in the future or similar ads with other celebrities. 

The Revue is arguably the most imporant device for Google TV’s initial success because its cheaper and much more practical for consumers than buying a whole new TV (from Sony). The true success of the platform, however, will really rely on the number of devices it can get on – the Netflix model (or Android for that matter). If it can get on a wide range of devices, including things like Sony’s Playstation, that will be a huge win for Google TV, even if it doesn’t get the TV networks on board (though that would be pretty helpful too, I’d imagine). 

(via Matt Burns at CrunchGear)


Can Google TV on the Logitech Revue Turn You Into Kevin Bacon?
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  • Guest

    That’s right… when all other marketing ideas fail, bring out the big guns: Kevin Bacon.

  • Guest

    I saw the commercial at least 10 times last night and after getting totally sick of seeing it I still have no idea what ‘Logitech Revue with Google TV’ is. I do know what Kevin Bacon is. But then again, I already knew.
    Big ad agencies sure waste a lot of money – Kevin Bacon is more famous than ever and the actual product is still an unknown.Gads.

  • fettman24

    I am not into commercials at all, but always been a Kevin Bacon fan and this does make me giggle. As a DISH employee I have been able to work with the Logitech Revue quite a bit and can’t help but be pleased with the product.

  • Erik

    No it won’t turn you into Kevin Bacon but this thing is sweet!! I work at Dish and we got to mess around with it this morning….It turns your Biggest TV into a Computer!! You can search Google for favorite shows, actors, themes etc. If you like sports but don’t like the announcers you can put Pandora on in the background and Google search your own stats and such. The keyboard works in place of the Harmony remote (ret. $400) and the box is TINY!! Very cool. Check out more info if u have the time at Dish.com/GoogleTV.

  • Miranda

    What isn’t there to love about Kevin Bacon. ” My wife tells me if I watch any more Kevin Bacon I might actually turn into Kevin Bacon!” LOL that was genius. I am a DISH employee and being excited for the Revue to come out anyways, then seeing Kevin Bacon on the commercial promoting it was awesome. It made my day actually. I use the Revue (since I have to learn about it to tell customers) and I was pleasantly surprised at how easy and user friendly it is. I would highly recommend it! It definitely is not a smorgasbord of difficulties.

    • http://www.webpronews.com/ Chris Crum

      I definitely like this unedited version of the commercial better than the quick TV spots I’ve seen.

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