Why are so many smart TVs a nightmare to use?

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  1. Mark Holtz

    Mark Holtz New Texan

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    Why are so many smart TVs a nightmare to use?
    TVs look fantastic now. But some of their “smart” interfaces truly suck.
    FULL ARTICLE HERE
     
  2. steve053

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    Thanks for sharing. I had no idea that one of the drivers of lower cost sets is the tv manufacturers tracking and selling usage data. If I understand the article, that revenue stream shrinks to zero if the tv is not connected to the internet.

    Don't know why I never thought about the panel makers selling data when I figured that the roku, firestick, chromcast, apple, et al. "boxes" were definitely collecting and monetizing that data.
     
  3. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Some of the manufacturers do a better job at the UI than others.
     
  4. billsharpe

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    My Roku TV is very easy to use. Great interface for streaming channels plus my FiOS remote works well with it for TV channels. One click on the FiOS remote turns on both the TV and DVR.
     
  5. scooper

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    Since my TVs are "Before Smart TVs", I have to use other means for streaming. I currently have a Fire TV for just one of them, and I admit that I would get another one for the other if I did enough streaming to do it on both of them.
     
  6. Eva

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    I recently got a new TV, but it's a commercial grade one with no smart stuff on it.
     
  7. Kamui

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    samsung blocked my smart tv
     

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