10-30-2011 04:39 PM
I'm confused on all the new tv's out now. I'm looking to buy a Sony 40-46" tv. What is the difference between internet ready & smart tv's. Some say wifi/internet ready etc, & have to have an adapter. Then there is Google tv. All seem to say streaming on line & some some they have a browser for the internet. This is confusing, what i've read on line is the staff in the retail stores don't really know. Sony's web site is confusing. I don't want to purchase a tv thinking i can get on the web to find out all i can get is movies. I can get that without a new tv. Can someone make this simple?
10-30-2011 09:11 PM
Dwallace, thanks for trolling this forum. The difference isnt much between a "Smart TV" or an "internet connectible TV", Samsung just patented the name Smart TV to make it seem different. Samsung does have the most apps though, so they do have some bragging rights. However, do not plan on surfing the internet on these TVs, as most do not have a functional web browser. Apps on a TV are nice though, contrary to Dwallace's unhelpful comments. I use three apps on my TV that I find valuable such as Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Pandora radio.
10-30-2011 09:19 PM
They are the same thing. I don't think Samsung' has the term "smart tv" patented though. LG calls their internet-capability for their TVs "Smart TV".
Deshawn, smart TV isnt all that bad. Depending on where you live, the apps you get are actually pretty good. Netflix for one, hulu, and I'm sure you like basketball. The nba apps works really good on it. (I have an LG smart TV) I havent tried the Sammy one yet.
10-30-2011 09:27 PM
No problem Deshawn. Let me give u some advice though. when you post on these forums make sure you have legitimate arguments rather than short opinions without any back up. I believe almost any HDTV you can purchase nowadays have the smart TV feature. If not, the feature should be listed in the specs of the TV.
10-30-2011 09:30 PM
You're right Hereisjenna. I meant to say Samsung has the liscence to the name "SmartHUB", also I think you owe me a picture of you at PAX lol. BTW, off topic, but why isn't Battlefield 3 compatible with 3D when you said it would be while you were on the development team? I was looking forward to my copy being 3D compatible.
10-30-2011 09:34 PM
Deshawn, all you have to do is click on your name and your profile says all .
Darkwing, there has been some problems with the development, as with all games you should know. 3D will be available on it, most likely a firmware update in a couple months.
10-30-2011 09:54 PM
I have to agree with Dwallace4sho -
Internet ready TV is nothing more than an over hyped marketing gimmick.
I have a 46" Sony Bravia LED Internet TV with all of the Bells and Whistles, including many apps for Netflix, etc. The TV also serves as my monitor for my Desktop PC.
There isn't anything that the TVs internet apps can do. That the PC doesn't do better, faster, and easier. And since I have a PC anyway, and am using the large TV screen as my monitor anyway, There simply isn't any advantage to bothering with the TVs apps.
I am very satisfied (delighted actually) with the way that the TV functions as a traditional TV. But the part of the TVs price that went towards paying for the Internet connectivity. Is a complete and total waste of money.
10-31-2011 05:23 PM