SmartTV, not that smart...
by reviewerreviewer - 5/6/12 1:54 PM
Ok, here's the deal.
I would call a piece of technology smarter, only if it improves the way I use technology.
In the case of TVs, the primary use, I myself personally chose, is as a monitor/screen to stream contents of my PC/Laptop/.
Right now my laptop is connected to my tv, and streams movies, games, music, etc using it as a huge quality monitor.
I gathered information about SmartTVs from known resellers, Googled it for days now, and I couldn't find one feature I would call smart.
Smart tvs can connect to internet. So what? My laptop is already connected. And I can stream anything I want from youtube to hulu, or whatever it is I want to stream.
Don't need a TV with internet to stream anything.
aaand that's it. That's the only features I could find.
The remaining features are screening features which have nothing to do with "Smart". 800hz, 3D, etc, cool, but that has nothing to do with smart.
So what would I call a TV smart?
Here it is:
If my TV could stream pc/tablet/phone contents wirlessely, with hdmi quality, if it could be controlled from the pc, or if it could even connect to the phone to stream communications, then I would call that TV smart.
Until then, I refuse to buy 3rd, 4th, 292nd party softwares or hardwares to use these basic features.
But really, it's lame to keep repeating over and over (specially sellers), that the smart tv can stream youtube. Any smartphone can do it already.