Smart TV's, worth the extra money?

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Is Smart TV technology worth the added cost?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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    75.0%
  1. Mlaw

    Mlaw Quite Contrarian VIP Gold

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    My nearly 10 year old Panasonic plasma is ready to ride off into the sunset. I want to get a Plasma set, and soon because I'm not sure how much longer they will be manufactured. I have a Chromecast, which lets me mirror my tablet, phone and Laptop, Plasma without Smart TV technology are considerably less expensive. What say you of the Shed?

    I also have a Blu Ray player with Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu.
     
  2. DrivenByDemons

    DrivenByDemons Spinoff Jesus Staff Member

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    If you have Chromecast I say no. If you didn't have Chromecast I'd say no and buy a Chromecast.
     
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    I vote no for no reason other than my TV is smart and I never utilize it because I'm not. :smile:
     
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  4. LonghornJ

    LonghornJ VIP Extreme Gold

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    If your ok with having your living room under constant outside surveillance, go for it
     
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  5. Stevie

    Stevie Now go...Ohm.

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    A Smart TV is an oxymoron
     
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    This. I never use it.
     
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  7. Thelonious Davis

    Thelonious Davis Magical negro.

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    Arent they mostly all smart tv's now?
     
  8. face palm

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    tell us the other stuff you have
     
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    Never use it. Not worth the money.
     
  10. Mlaw

    Mlaw Quite Contrarian VIP Gold

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    Yes, I'm bragging about a 10 year old TV and a $35 device :rolleyes:
     
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  11. Mack

    Mack Well-Known Member VIP

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    I like ours. :dontknow:
     
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    Mlaw Quite Contrarian VIP Gold

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    not necessarily
     
  13. Thelonious Davis

    Thelonious Davis Magical negro.

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    I was just curious is it a huge mark up if so just get a roku they are cheap and do all the same shit you just have to change the channel.
     
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    Mack Well-Known Member VIP

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    My PS4 seems to have less buffering than our smart TVs, though.
     
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    Mlaw Quite Contrarian VIP Gold

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    I'm going to go to 60 or 64 inches from 50
     
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    once I start a movie after it initially buffers it never does again on my PS4 but all 3 of our smart TVs will buffer a couple times during a 2 hour movie.

    Not a real big deal I suppose.
     
  17. Mlaw

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    between the Chromecast and Blu Ray, I don't need the Roku. I'm mirroring from my tablet now, there is a huge price difference
     
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    Agree with this, as long as you have good Wi-Fi where TV is going to be, Chromecast is all you really need. Especially because the apps built into TV's never get updated, whereas the apps on phones and tablets pretty much get it first.
     
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    Sounds like my johnson

    :coffee:
     
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    I have one and I would say no.