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    Smart TV

    So, what do I look for?

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    I've done the SmartTV thing, but then I finally settled on the FireTV Cube. To me, it's been a lot of fun. I just tell it "Computer, turn on TV - Find ABC 13 on Hulu"...

    Since the TV is a major expense, as soon as you buy it, you are locked into that technology, whatever it is. The Cube is hooked up to it by HDMI, and it doesn't really matter what TV you have.

    I actually have my Cube feeding into an HDMI splitter which goes to my living room, home office, shop, garage --- so whatever I'm watching can be seen wherever I go. If I'm watching Rachel in the living room, and wanna go to the garage for a bit, I can keep watching her, spellbound, and stay informed on world events.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    I've done the SmartTV thing, but then I finally settled on the FireTV Cube. To me, it's been a lot of fun. I just tell it "Computer, turn on TV - Find ABC 13 on Hulu"...

    Since the TV is a major expense, as soon as you buy it, you are locked into that technology, whatever it is. The Cube is hooked up to it by HDMI, and it doesn't really matter what TV you have.

    I actually have my Cube feeding into an HDMI splitter which goes to my living room, home office, shop, garage --- so whatever I'm watching can be seen wherever I go. If I'm watching Rachel in the living room, and wanna go to the garage for a bit, I can keep watching her, spellbound, and stay informed on world events.

    Is it from Apple? I can't tell from the Amazon page.

    My car is in the shop so I think, assuming car isn't so expensive that I need to hold off, I'll just get a smart TV for now since I'll only have the one and don't want Alexa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teallaura View Post
    Is it from Apple? I can't tell from the Amazon page.

    My car is in the shop so I think, assuming car isn't so expensive that I need to hold off, I'll just get a smart TV for now since I'll only have the one and don't want Alexa.
    OK, so then you go to resolution and all that -- 4K and all kinds of stuff, but I'm an old guy - none of that matters to me cause I can see that "fine" anyway.

    And, SmartTVs are pretty much the same. I have two - a RokuTV which has all the Netflix and other stuff, and a Samsung. I like the Samsung because you can operate it fully from an iPhone or iPad.
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    I think this is getting put off until next year...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teallaura View Post
    I think this is getting put off until next year...
    Walmart has a decent RokuTV, 32" for $129.

    https://www.walmart.com/search/?quer...head=roku%20tv

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Walmart has a decent RokuTV, 32" for $129.

    https://www.walmart.com/search/?quer...head=roku%20tv

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    Cool - we'll see how badly my bank account hates me next month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teallaura View Post
    Cool - we'll see how badly my bank account hates me next month.
    It's pretty cool because you can use Netflix, Sling, Hulu, Vudu.... and all kinds of other apps on it, and many of those are controlled right from the handy dandy remote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    It's pretty cool because you can use Netflix, Sling, Hulu, Vudu.... and all kinds of other apps on it, and many of those are controlled right from the handy dandy remote.

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    I have that TCL Roku TV
    It’s nice but the picture isn’t that good. The colors look flat and a bit washed out.

    I agree with CP
    You are better off with a non-smart TV and just plugging in an external box like a Roku box or Fire TV- then you can always replace it if you need to. Eventually the TV will stop updating its apps as it gets older and the manufacturer decides it is “ obsolete” — and then you will just have a non-smart TV anyway

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