...I bought one over the weekend. For the first time in five years I have a TV. Mind you, I bought the thing because of the technology, not the content that's being delivered. Let's see what I learned:
Recently, I was watching a show about the men who built America. Not to go into too much detail, but it covered Ford, Rockefeller, and other biggies. The series was great. I heard stories about how these visionary men did whatever it took to make America the great country that it is today. Then the show cut to a commercial about why Chumlee was late to the pawn shop. Huh? My eyes rolled as I sighed. Is this where we are?
I've glanced at these shows, then wanted to smash my head through the screen:
How these are on the air is beyond me. What's next? Metal Detector races? After going through all the channels, I added about 12 to my favorites list. Pathetic.
I did not get one. I just got your basic, garden variety, flat screen model. I don't know much about smart TVs, but there are security issues you should be aware of. For instance, they can spy on you.There's the next big show! A show about people watching their TVs! Gold Jerry, gold!
I have a feeling I'm going to turn that TV into a huge monitor for my laptop at some point. I mean, even the remote control is complex. (If I'm not careful, I could launch an ICBM.) My co-worker had an interesting use case for his TV and Dameware. You may want to check it out here.