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Offline Roger

Smart TV
« on: February 23, 2014, 02:03:01 PM »
A friend in Kanchanaburi is thinking about buying a Samsung Smart TV. He does not have a computer at all, at present - a newbie !!
I was asking in Tai Fah yesterday about what 'Smart' TV is all about - very impressive.
One question please - using just a Smart TV - how could one access BBC (TV) and ITV from the UK together with Movie channels such as Netflix, (in addition to those Movies on the TV) ?? In the Shop I tried accessing these websites with no success.
Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks.

Offline Al

Re: Smart TV
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2014, 05:05:17 PM »
Whether you use a smart TV or a computer, the limitations and challenges are the same.  For example Netflix cannot be legally accessed over here.  That means you must use one of those dubious websites that allows you to pretend that you are in a country like the US to access Netflix.  Can you do that via a smart TV - I would think that that would be doubtful - as a non geek rendering an opinion of course.

You will find the same issues trying to access any channel that has the same access limitations as Netflix.

For me personally, I don't care to morph into an online geek - if it ain't on TrueVisions Platinum I don't watch it.

Back in the states I have a Samsung smart TV and it accesses many pay and non pay networks without the need for a computer, providing I have wifi.  It is pretty neat.

Offline Roger

Re: Smart TV
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2014, 10:55:11 PM »
Thanks Al.

Offline Roger

Re: Smart TV
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2014, 09:37:19 AM »
Hey Al this might be of interest.
Alfred at Garden Restaurant at Chok Chai is a genuine computer whiz ...........
He imports from China an HDMI Android stick which plugs into any TV with an HDMI port - it doesn't have to be a Smart TV.
He'll load the stick with access to lots of sites such as 'Navixtreme' - if I remember rightly it had BBC, ITV, Sky Sports and hundreds more stations. I think you can watch anything that's been shown over the last week or so.
I was amazed and it seems a brilliant scheme. B3,600 plus a remote type mouse is needed.
It'll suit my Pal in Kanchanaburi 100% but unfortunately, I can't use it as I have to run from a 'Aircard'.
But anyone who has a nominal 10 mg line connection is laughing.
And no True TV or CTH subscription needed.

Offline Al

Re: Smart TV
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2014, 09:43:30 AM »
Good to know.  Thanks Roger!

Offline Al

Re: Smart TV
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2014, 07:45:55 AM »
I don't understand all this stuff, (and it just seems a bit too much effort in the name of TV for me) but it may be of interest to others who are looking for television viewing solutions.

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Re: Smart TV
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2014, 03:23:52 PM »
Can you help me? I don't understand everything. Can you tell me about that?