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Re: Is it time to review Smart TVs ??
« Reply #30 on: June 15, 2022, 08:16:27 AM »
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built-in Roku.
I thought Roku would be a reasonable option.  Or are they now owned by one of the big boys?  Or sell data to them?
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Re: Is it time to review Smart TVs ??
« Reply #31 on: June 15, 2022, 06:47:22 PM »
>thought Roku would be a reasonable option

Oh, she was an early-early-adopter of roku.  And I have yet to see any indication that they are selling data.  For -hopefully- long-term appliances, I think it is better to have separate, dedicated devices as they can individually be replaced when one or the other fails.  That said, I don't recall seeing any dumb tvs with roku. 

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Re: Is it time to review Smart TVs ??
« Reply #32 on: June 19, 2022, 01:15:02 AM »
>If it passes muster once installed, I may order another as a spare as these dumb tvs are getting scarce.

Hot spare on order.

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Re: Is it time to review Smart TVs ??
« Reply #33 on: June 19, 2022, 09:49:11 AM »
> Hot spare on order.

Smart move I think.  These are becoming rare.

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Re: Is it time to review Smart TVs ??
« Reply #34 on: June 19, 2022, 10:59:44 AM »
Dual SONY's let me replace the downstairs TV in an evening. Louise didn't even have to reprogram the remote, the IR codes were the same.

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Re: Is it time to review Smart TVs ??
« Reply #35 on: June 19, 2022, 02:26:15 PM »
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> becoming rare

Worse, the vendors are getting aggressive and forcing wifi connections.  /r is howling about *having* to connect their dishwasher, etc. to wifi or the appliance wouldn't complete the installation.  The vendor says it is to 'update firmware'  ....yeah, right. How much firmware does it take to wash a damn dish?!!! 

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Re: Is it time to review Smart TVs ??
« Reply #36 on: June 19, 2022, 03:13:16 PM »
Frankly, a dish washer should not even need a circuit board (usually the first thing to fail).  Dishwasher used to me mechanical with dials and such.  You don't need a panel or wifi.  It's all BS.

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Re: Is it time to review Smart TVs ??
« Reply #37 on: June 19, 2022, 10:15:56 PM »
It's pretty bad. <y new clothes washer has failed to connect despite a dozen tries. Now, normally, I would not even want to connect, but features that are standard buttons on my 18yo dishwasher, like delayed start, now require you to do it by phone.

So it's not like you get all the function you got from a 2010 machine built in, then some add-ons with the phone. You get a subset of the 2010 functions and to get full 2010 functionality, you need to connect.

I'd be less perturbed out it if the connection function worked.

>> circuit boards

Three failures in 18 years. An understated appliance repair person said to me: "Putting a circuit board in a place that gets constant steam is not really a good design." Basically, if the circuit board goes out and they don't sell it anymore, you trash the machine. It's so bad that it makes me think maybe I should just buy a circuit board for my new dishwasher and warehouse it. Ridiculous.

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Re: Is it time to review Smart TVs ??
« Reply #38 on: June 22, 2022, 01:41:07 AM »
Speak  of the devil...

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https://www.howtogeek.com/812770/your-roku-tv-is-getting-ads-with-buy-buttons-take-a-look/