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#1 coldone OFFLINE  

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Posted December 21, 2012 - 07:53 PM

Well I am pretty much sick of not having anything on TV to watch so I a looking at getting an Internet capable TV. I do have WIFI in the house so connectivity shouldnt be a problem. I would like to see if anybody here has had any experience with the WEB TVs. What should I look for what should I avoid?
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Posted December 21, 2012 - 08:04 PM

I have a "smart" tv which is pretty cool. Netflix and the like is really good. The unit I have also has a different box that you can add a cable box,dvd, etc and send the signal wireless to the tv, so you only need a power outlet and no other wires, now mounting is real easy where ever you want.
My best advise is like tractor's get the biggest you can afford. :D
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Posted December 21, 2012 - 08:06 PM

I have to say that the LG's are some of the most reliable and easy to use smart systems out there. The 2 different Samsung systems we sell are both harder to use and / or less reliable (dropped loads, etc)

I have been really impressed with the 42" Lg LED 3D tv, not for the 3D features (a lot of people won't use that) but I think the processing speed is a little better and I like the pic a little better than the non 3D version.

They make a 42, 47, and 55" in this series.
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Posted December 21, 2012 - 08:11 PM

I have to say that the LG's are some of the most reliable and easy to use smart systems out there. The 2 different Samsung systems we sell are both harder to use and / or less reliable (dropped loads, etc)

I have been really impressed with the 42" Lg LED 3D tv, not for the 3D features (a lot of people won't use that) but I think the processing speed is a little better and I like the pic a little better than the non 3D version.

They make a 42, 47, and 55" in this series.

Coldone, I should have said, I have a LG LED but not 3D
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Posted December 21, 2012 - 08:22 PM

John, it's still a great TV, just that the new 3D version seems a little better.

Isn't the Netflix app nice? We use it here with the Wii and I wish we had it integrated... But maybe next TV...

Oh, and I know nothing about the new Google sets from LG, other than the browser is supposed to be a more stable platform and more user friendly. It's supposedly a lite version of Chrome, which we've all seen before in some form or another.

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Posted December 21, 2012 - 09:04 PM

I bought a few of the cheap web tv boxes. the $8 netflix is great for the old tv shows. The good movie selection is kinda slim, lots of movies just not too many good ones. walmart has 2 choices.. RCA and SONY. the sony has more apps built in, RCA was cheaper but the wireless radio crapped out after about 4 months.

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Posted December 21, 2012 - 09:11 PM

Thanks for the recomendations, but how about the supplied apps. Will netflix and hulu be supported? how about youtube?

I have netflix on the wii but its like going to a book store. I can browse for hours before i finally settle on something to watch.

Anybody the roku box?

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Posted December 21, 2012 - 09:31 PM

I've heard good things about roku, just never played with one yet.

Yes, the netflix, hulu, vudu,YouTube etc apps are supported.
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Posted December 21, 2012 - 10:30 PM

I got a Sony blu ray player that had a netflix button and a hulu one. That was a way around a smart tv. Works great for my netflix
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Posted December 22, 2012 - 09:48 AM

We have 2 Vizio TVs that are wireless capable. One in the house and one in the motorhome. Both have been flawless

We bout them at Wal-Mart.
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Posted December 22, 2012 - 10:22 AM

I've played with a few streamer boxes, my favorite is the appletv, the kids like the appletv the best also, just my 2 cents.
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Posted December 22, 2012 - 10:31 AM

As for brands, I have my opinions... But I will keep most of that in check. A BIG part of it is "Where are your service centers located" and "How is the extended warranty handled, is there a loaner?". Etc.

Having a brand new TV in warranty isn't worth much to you if it's in transit to California from PA to the only US svce Dept.

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Posted December 22, 2012 - 08:59 PM

Spent $48 on a roku HD box. going to give it a shot.
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Posted December 22, 2012 - 09:21 PM

Spent $48 on a roku HD box. going to give it a shot.


Please let us know how you like it. Inquiring minds want to know. :D

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Posted December 24, 2012 - 08:17 AM

Thankx for the post guys-As most of you know, I'm a neanderthal about computer stuff, but my LG TV is supposed to "play" off my laptop, but I've never tried it---yet---. I agree regular TV is lousy ----keep the info coming.




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