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Anyone know about Smart tvs?

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How do the other people in your household or, indeed the neighbors, feel about you blasting your TV at the highest volume possible?

I only did that a few times for short periods, so there have been no complaints.
 

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TV?

As in a device to decode electronic signals into live action video broadcast through the air...?

No. I'm not much good with that. I used to work in TV, making the shit you watch. It's kind of like working in a sausage factory...after one day you do not want that product. Ever.

You do know that it is addictive, right? And it was invented by a communist? And the airwaves are controlled by satan? And the radiation from a screen will make you sterile? And, oh, it kills brain cells. That's why commericals are so ****ing stupid.....the average emotional age of a viewer is 13, if they have slot cars.
LOL I've had Roku since Aug and just turned it on for the first time a week ago. My brain still works.
 

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I'm giving you a 1/2 like... Lol.. I Agree with you on Roku.. Not on Vizio, Samsung.. Lol

Dude I saved and saved to come up with the money to buy a Sharp Aquos. Ended up being the most expensive, worst tv I have ever had. 😂
 

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I absolutely love Roku TV. Every TV I have is Roku. I won’t ever buy anything else.

I’ve had horrible luck with Vizio, Samsung, Sharp, etc.
Some people have what I call "negative electronic karma" where they seem to get more than than their share of lemons. Me? Every TV I've ever owned, from el cheapo to decent price (I never spring for the high dollar ones, don't think they're worth it) has worked for many years. My first LCD TV was handed down to my daughter and she finally put it to rest after 20+ years of service. Same way with computers, radios, etc., I never get a dud.

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I'm looking at a new tv. I have Roku here in my new home and it's a small, old tv with 2 remotes and lousy sound quality. My question is, as I've been browsing, I am seeing smart tvs that are "Google" tvs or "Android" tvs. My son said it doesn't matter, but I wonder. Anyone have experience with a smart tv other than Roku? Does it really not complicate matters?
All smart TVs use an operating system. Samsung uses a proprietary OS called Tizen. Sony and many others use Android, which is made by Google. Apple uses Apple TV. All of them do pretty much the same thing - run apps that access the various streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO, etc. Roku is a common OS that is offered on add on devices and built into many TVs. There is also a Roku app that connects to the Roku streaming service, just to cause confusion.

I would recommend either a TV that uses Roku or Android OS. Both are widely available and support tons of apps. Neither is particularly easier than the other and both are easy to use.
 

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Some people have what I call "negative electronic karma" where they seem to get more than than their share of lemons. Me? Every TV I've ever owned, from el cheapo to decent price (I never spring for the high dollar ones, don't think they're worth it) has worked for many years. My first LCD TV was handed down to my daughter and she finally put it to rest after 20+ years of service. Same way with computers, radios, etc., I never get a dud.

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You wanna come buy my tv for me?
 

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Some people have what I call "negative electronic karma" where they seem to get more than than their share of lemons. Me? Every TV I've ever owned, from el cheapo to decent price (I never spring for the high dollar ones, don't think they're worth it) has worked for many years. My first LCD TV was handed down to my daughter and she finally put it to rest after 20+ years of service. Same way with computers, radios, etc., I never get a dud.

anyone-home-knock-knock.gif

I always tell people who buy Black Friday TVs to buy the extended warranty. I found out that those TVs are so much cheaper because they are built more cheaply, with cheaper parts, etc.

My last Vizio was a 70” 4K and I ended up giving it away in August. Had it a few years and two of the four quadrants were going out.
 

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Some people have what I call "negative electronic karma" where they seem to get more than than their share of lemons. Me? Every TV I've ever owned, from el cheapo to decent price (I never spring for the high dollar ones, don't think they're worth it) has worked for many years. My first LCD TV was handed down to my daughter and she finally put it to rest after 20+ years of service. Same way with computers, radios, etc., I never get a dud.

anyone-home-knock-knock.gif

You know what's going to happen now, don't you? Now that you've put that out there?
 

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You know what's going to happen now, don't you? Now that you've put that out there?
I used the "knock on wood" gif!!
 

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I'm looking at a new tv. I have Roku here in my new home and it's a small, old tv with 2 remotes and lousy sound quality. My question is, as I've been browsing, I am seeing smart tvs that are "Google" tvs or "Android" tvs. My son said it doesn't matter, but I wonder. Anyone have experience with a smart tv other than Roku? Does it really not complicate matters?
If you are an apple household, (iPhones, Macs), just get any TV you want, but get an Apple TV to go with it.
 

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I'm looking at a new tv. I have Roku here in my new home and it's a small, old tv with 2 remotes and lousy sound quality. My question is, as I've been browsing, I am seeing smart tvs that are "Google" tvs or "Android" tvs. My son said it doesn't matter, but I wonder. Anyone have experience with a smart tv other than Roku? Does it really not complicate matters?

They are all about the same. The larger TVs (60'' and above) tend to have more bells and whistles but are about the same.

If you're looking, stick to the middle ground (price-wise) and you'll do fine.
 
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