Thread: "Smart" TVs
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Old 10-05-2019, 05:22 PM   #6
Curious.George
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Default Re: "Smart" TVs

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Originally Posted by wyrmzr72 View Post
Mine stopped updating a long time ago. I built a Linux box to server as a multimedia system, and for those items that don't work in Linux, I hook up my laptop.
Another option is just a smart DVD/Bluray player, Roku box, or similar.
I'd previously set up a media server but my other half disliked the user interface ("Why is this so complicated??" "Um, maybe because it DOES more??!")

I recently rescued a couple of Roku boxes thinking they would have more intuitive interfaces. But, a cursory examination seems to indicate that they need to "phone home" to obtain the ability to operate on a private network (even if that is just to fetch some firmware -- "channel" -- to allow them to do so).
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