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Does anyone here have a SMART (Internet connected) TV?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Mizzougrad96, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    My wife just ordered me a 42-inch SMART TV for our bedroom to replace the TV we have in there now which I've owned since the year I graduated from college.

    Does anyone else have one? What are some cool things that you can do with it? I know it's not a huge difference from the TVs that are connected to the net through game consoles and stuff like that. It's kind of crazy to see the difference in TVs over the last eight or so years which is the last time we got a new one.
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I have one, but I don't do a whole lot with it because I don't have the wireless keyboard add-on. For now, mine comes pre-loaded with Pandora, Hulu, and a few other services. So the most I get out of it is the music when we have the TV off.

    However, I asked for the keyboard from Santa, and I think (and am eagerly awaiting the chance to test out) that it can act as your browser. So, for instance, if you're watching a game on ESPN3.com, you can throw it there on the big screen. I think. Not sure.

    Also my boys and I are just going to knock ourselves over if/when we can put our favorite YouTube videos on the big screen.
  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I have Apple TV downstairs in our living room and we do the same thing with YouTube. I don't subscribe to Hulu or Netflix.

    I don't know how much I'll use the Internet stuff initially, but since we plan on having this TV for the better part of the next decade, we figured we should get one with net access. It really wasn't much more money either...
  4. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Widescreen internet porn right in your bedroom in living hi def color.

    Thank you, Al Gore.
  5. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Interesting story here -- very few people who have Smart TV actually use it for anything other than watching TV. The conclusion of the techies is that the TV Internet experience just sucks and it's way too hard to do anything on it as opposed to your computer or mobile devices.


    I did get the aforementioned wireless keyboard I had been hoping for. But I looked at the setup instructions, considered how little I would actually use the Internet connection, and decided I didn't want it.
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