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#21 OFFLINE   rmmccann

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:43 AM

This to me sounds like class action lawsuit. I'd liken it to unauthorized/illegal wiretapping. They have no business knowing what goes on in my living room, let alone my household.
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:00 PM

This to me sounds like class action lawsuit. I'd liken it to unauthorized/illegal wiretapping. They have no business knowing what goes on in my living room, let alone my household.


If you agree to it in their terms of service then you are giving them written consent. If you don't agree to it you can't use their service.

So long as they are up front about it, you would always have the option not to sign up.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 03:33 PM

Big Brother is hard at work!!! :lol:
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:32 PM

The sad thing is people will probably be OK with it.

Yes its quite disgusting.....People are more concerned with FACEBOOK or thier STUPID SMARTPHONES than stuff that is important!

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:46 AM

I wonder how many people already have a TV with a camera looking at them that don't know it.

I have a Sony XBR-65HX929. First thing I did was go through all the menus to turn off all the crap. It was then that I happened upon a setting with a small video window displaying my room. Since this is a "smart" (questionable) TV meant to be connected to the internet... Not saying that anything nefarious is going on now but it could. Easily. With just a software update.

Until I find the camera and attach lightdims (blackout ones) my set isn't connected to the net.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 12:14 PM

Why would you want to tape a duck? Duct tape on the other hand.....

Unless you're talking about the brand name of duct tape "Duck Tape"


If you do some research, you'll find that Duck Tape is what it was called originally. I heard a news announcer call it Duck Tape one day and thought: "How stupid can he be to misuse a word such as that on a NYC station?" After some research, I felt kinda stupid... :lol:

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 12:17 PM

This to me sounds like class action lawsuit. I'd liken it to unauthorized/illegal wiretapping. They have no business knowing what goes on in my living room, let alone my household.


I can't imagine that being legal. Or wanted by the public.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 12:19 PM

I wonder how many people already have a TV with a camera looking at them that don't know it.

I have a Sony XBR-65HX929. First thing I did was go through all the menus to turn off all the crap. It was then that I happened upon a setting with a small video window displaying my room. Since this is a "smart" (questionable) TV meant to be connected to the internet... Not saying that anything nefarious is going on now but it could. Easily. With just a software update.

Until I find the camera and attach lightdims (blackout ones) my set isn't connected to the net.


For Skype, perhaps?

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 12:23 PM

both will require mental health assistance though for the people seeing the feed. on the other hand reverse porn!!!!!

New channel: "Couch Roulette". Randomly selected images from the cameras on people's set top boxes. Most of the time you'll get pictures of people staring at the TV ... sometimes you'll get more interesting pictures. Most of the nude pictures will be stuff you do not want to see.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:51 PM

For Skype, perhaps?


Nope. Needs an external camera for Skype.

These "features":
  • Presence
  • Distance Alert
  • Position Control


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Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:32 PM

Nope. Needs an external camera for Skype.

These "features":

  • Presence
  • Distance Alert
  • Position Control


Could all the marketed "smart tv's" have this? [ camera]

The "features" you listed would determine what?

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:00 AM

Could all the marketed "smart tv's" have this? [ camera]

The "features" you listed would determine what?


Presence turns it off if nobody is in the room for some period of time.

Distance Alert tells your kid they are sitting too close.

Position Control... does something to settings based on viewer position... don't recall the details.

Still waiting for a TV that cooks my meals, vacuums the carpet, and does my laundry...




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