announced on its Web site this week that it is offering for a limited time free Geek Squad set-up and installation on the purchase of a Sony Internet TV powered by Google TV or Sony Google TV powered Blu-ray Disc player.
"We know that consumers are hungry for the type of connected TV experiences that Sony and Google are bringing to the table," said Mike Vitelli, Best Buy Americas president. "With our physical retail locations, Best Buy is uniquely positioned to bring this experience to life for our customers through our Blue Shirts and Geek Squad Agents. People expect the latest and greatest home entertainment products from us, but also the expertise and support that make it easier for them to enjoy these experiences."
Best Buy said purchasers of Sony Internet TVs powered by Google TV receive consultative support and set-up from a Geek Squad agent. The offer includes delivery, installation and connection of the new gear to the home broadband system. Agents will also offer tips and a tutorial to enable consumers to take advantage of all the features their new sets.
For an unspecified period, Best Buy is the exclusive retailer for Google TV products from Sony and Logitech. Logitech's Revue set-top box powered by Google TV was not listed as part of the free installation offer.
Each store will offer a dedicated kiosk to demonstrate and communicate the new capabilities of the devices.