Post by ~misfit~ Post by Geoff May
On the normal TV (outside Sky box), I can mark a programme and the TV automatically changes to
that programme when said programme starts. I've had that option on the TV for over 10 years.
You may have Geoff but I dare say that some of us haven't and don't have the wherewithal to ride
the crest of the 'newest tech' wave.
Interesting that what you call a 'normal TV' to me is a 'smart TV' (read - incorporates a
computer, OS and probably wi-fi) and still not affordable. Heck I feel lucky that I have a TV
that I can plug in a USB drive to watch programmes off. It was a not insignificant purchase for
me x years ago.
Compared to all my work-mates, I was the last one to move to "smart TV". Mainly because I believe
in "if it works, don't change it".
Yeah, different people in different circumstances and running in different circles.
I think that you're probably right, your TV is a 'normal' one. Mine is a relic. However it's a 32"
Samsung (UA32D5000PM), LED-backlit with a nice high-contrast 100 Hz FHD panel and I see no reason
to replace it. I got it discounted about 7 years ago as smart TVs were becoming mainstream at the time.
(A quick Google finds a listing for it even now
Sure it'd be nice to have more features and a built-in PVR - maybe even a bigger screen as my eyes
aren't what they used to be - but other things have prior claim to my meager funds. Also I prefer
to buy reasonable quality and have it last as long as possible rather than to excessively
contribute to the cult of landfill.
"Humans will have advanced a long, long way when religious belief has a cozy little classification
in the DSM"
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