Smart TVs: Everything You Need to Know

AllanJones

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Jul 23, 2014
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Great article John. For those who live outside US like me, you can access Netflix, Hulu and similar media stations on your Smart TV by using UnoTelly or similar tools.
 

Sweetchickers

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Jan 11, 2015
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I have what is called Mifi in my home which I pay for data usage for wifi capability on my iPhone and PC. I bought a smart tv a proscan and will it require the usage of my data plan to make use of the wifi services as it gets expensive to use if you use a lot of data?
 

Sweetchickers

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Jan 11, 2015
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Is it possible to download tv shows and watch them later on my smart tv ? And will doing it this way save me on my data plan?
 

HZ

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Jan 28, 2015
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I don't care too much about hulu/netflix etc. How do I know if a smartTV allows you to install an app (such as XBMC) from a usb drive? I googled around and could not find much info...
 

what12

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Feb 7, 2015
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I live in the country and Netflix worked with my DSL (1.5 Mb/sec....150 kB/sec) without much interruption. Even with others on the internet at the same time.
 

darude1

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Feb 19, 2015
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why bother with a smart TV? i just use a computer and stream all my tv series, if the title isnt available i just torrent it, same goes for movies.
i also have all the music i need + any application there ever is
 

Docdish

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Jan 2, 2016
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Excellent except can you turn off the smart features and use the 4k UHD tv with a streaming device (Apple). Finding i cant buy a 4k UHD tv without it being smart, all smart browsing platform are pc based, ie, virus and hack porous.
 

alstanton

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Nov 24, 2016
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Can you use a smart TV in an RV and connect to WIFI while traveling? Is there any other equipment needed?
 

Asturia

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Jan 17, 2017
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Finally Explanation in ""ENGLISH"" LOL. Lord I am going crazy with all this technology; which found this article before we bought tv last month. now i need to buy a roku device.
 

seegiej

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Feb 27, 2017
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I've heard that my smart tv may have to be replaced in 4-5 years due to a failure to be able to upgrade any more. Is this true, does anyone know?
 

D_8___

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Apr 8, 2017
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you forgot to mention the difference between a "Smart TV" and a "Smart Cast TV". Mainly, a Smart Cast TV is NOT a Smart TV.
 

armecia

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Jul 22, 2011
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I bought a "smart TV" and it is the dumbest TV in our home. In fact, it "freezes" so much that if I want to watch a TV show to its conclusion I use the bedroom TV (the "dumb" one). Perhaps some time in the future these "smart" TVs will be perfected, but the "smart" TV in our home is going on the auction block to the highest bidder.
 

rgeiken

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Sep 3, 2009
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I had Direct TV with my current Samsung Smart TV, but now have an indoor antenna and You Tube Red, Netflix, and Amazon. The streaming services cost about $35 a month versus $110 a month for Direct TV. I rarely watch much on OTA TV, but sometime watch local newscasts. For me, Steaming Services have cut my TV viewing since I can watch the things that I want anytime and not on a Network Schedule. It will be interesting to see what the future of TV becomes in the years ahead. The best thing about Streaming TV is that you eliminate commercials for the most part.
 

lrdalucard

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Jun 11, 2017
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You forget to cover Gamming and lag input...
So how much lag input does a smart tv has comapred to a normal hd tv?
 
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