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Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 14 1:24 pm    Post subject: Smart TVs  Reply with quote    

Do I need one? Our current TV has has done a fine Black Night impersonation but has finally died. The good news is we get a free replacement under warranty as it's too damaged to repair.

Now the prices have come down since we bought it and we can get a bigger Smart TV but is it worth it or is it just going to be more of a pain and go wrong?

To be honest I've not really missed the TV since it gave up a few weeks ago but part of the appeal of a smart TV is sending stuff to it via iPlayer.

Nick



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 14 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I. Certainly watching more and more stuff when I want, not because it's on. I do this mostly by sky, but the smart TVs allow you to do it direct.

Gervase



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 14 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It's a matter of convenience and dosh.The smartest TV is outshone by the dumbest laptop, so if your new TV has an HDMI input, and your laptop is vaguely modern, go with that. On the other hand, if you don't want dangling wires and like the idea of life with just one remote to rule them all, go for a smart TV

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 14 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You can beam iplayer etc (and anything on your computer's hard drive) to any TV with a hdmi socket, via wifi, with a 30 chromecast if that affects your choices at all.

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 14 1:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

a "tv"is just a monitor imho

the bits folk try to build in to "consumer goods " are

a ;less use than pooter stuff.

b;out of their time before they hit the shops

c; see a

Nick



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 14 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I think I disagree, dpack.

It's a TV, for viewing things. A smart TV basically allows for an Internet and hard drive connection, so you can then access iplayer, Youtube, movies and things like Netflix instantly. It does this at least as well as a PC without extra wires, power consumption and having a laptop sat in front of it.

It'll only be out of date when those services change, or new ones come along requiring something more. Given the expected life of a TV now is probably only a few short years, I doubt this is much different than a laptop. I know you can, theoretically, update a PC, but people don't.

Having the Smart option keeps things simple for most people.

12Bore



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 14 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Wot Nick said.
Why faff about connecting the laptop to the TV when you can just press a button?
Pausing live TV is useful too.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 14 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm more with dpack, smart tv's rarely keep up to date.
treat the tv as a monitor.

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 14 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

one of my monitors has a free view box thing and a dvd player that is ok for what is pushed at me but there is a wire that can link it to a lappy or tower if i want big bright picture for utube, independent stuff etc .

the steampunk server has the sound card and 5.1 rig connected to it which is ace for tunes or radio but it can be tasked for vision as well

television can be changed if you want to chose rather than to be told

dpack



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 14 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

television

turn it up to eleven

dpack



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 14 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

these words are still spot on truth .

welcome to my world

Nick



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 14 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

jema wrote:
I'm more with dpack, smart tv's rarely keep up to date.
treat the tv as a monitor.


Nonsense. 95% of TV is repeats anyway. What doesn't your TV do?

dpack



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 14 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
jema wrote:
I'm more with dpack, smart tv's rarely keep up to date.
treat the tv as a monitor.


Nonsense. 95% of TV is repeats anyway. What doesn't your TV do?


television as above

dpack



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 14 1:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

not telly

dpack



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 14 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

part one

not telly but rather educational if you have 4 hrs for all the episodes

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