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Re: Is it time to review Smart TVs ??
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2019, 01:52:47 PM »
Yeah I meant you can't get a good tv without the trojan horse. You can just not ever connect it.

My main display is still a projector, just for video. But we have other TVs in the house and I just caved due to ain't nobody got time...

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Re: Is it time to review Smart TVs ??
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2019, 02:26:14 PM »
>caved due to ain't nobody got time...

Exactly why I shy away from pursuing packet-sniffing and device management on the router.  IOT support & maintenance is not a hobby that I would enjoy.

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Re: Is it time to review Smart TVs ??
« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2019, 02:31:42 PM »

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Re: Is it time to review Smart TVs ??
« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2019, 02:41:46 PM »
>turn off

Sorta, kinda.

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Note that even if you shut off ACR, the TV manufacturer will still get information from your set as long as you accept the basic privacy policyóand you have to do that if you want to use the set for streaming.

And that doesn't address the problem of importing malware to the tv, which has become a significant concern.  IMO, you're going to have to shut down firmware updates and such in order to limit that.

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Re: Is it time to review Smart TVs ??
« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2019, 03:47:01 PM »
>27-inch

The gaming companies are developing 43", 55", and 65" screens. They will be expensive.

Asus 43" (can't buy yet)
https://www.pcgamesn.com/asus/asus-rog-strix-gaming-monitors-ces-2019

Alienware 55" OLED (can't buy yet)
https://www.pcgamer.com/alienwares-55-inch-4k-oled-gaming-monitor-is-definitely-getting-released/

HP 65" ($4,999)
https://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/omen-x-emperium-65-inch-big-format-gaming-display

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Re: Is it time to review Smart TVs ??
« Reply #20 on: June 19, 2019, 03:49:41 PM »
That's why I use a pj for gaming. 4k hdr10 at 135" is quite nice. Only 60 hz though if that matters.

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Re: Is it time to review Smart TVs ??
« Reply #21 on: June 19, 2019, 07:13:31 PM »
I'm using my old dumb TV's until they die.


"Smart TV" strikes me as being an oxymoron.

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Re: Is it time to review Smart TVs ??
« Reply #22 on: June 19, 2019, 07:25:29 PM »
>I'm using my old dumb TV's until they die.

Same here, I bought two 46" Sony Bravias back in 2009 --just before tvs went smart.  I don't watch them, but I'm not hearing any complaints.

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Re: Is it time to review Smart TVs ??
« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2019, 01:56:03 PM »
Somebody has to be making modest sized dumb TVís,  what about the motel and hospital industries I donít think they want Smart TVís?

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Re: Is it time to review Smart TVs ??
« Reply #24 on: June 23, 2019, 10:04:34 PM »
>motel and hospital industries I donít think they want Smart TVís?

They now have a splash screen that asks if you want to use your own streaming accounts.