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Comment: Re:Best alternative? (Score 1) 370

by rthille (#49051899) Attached to: Samsung Smart TVs Injected Ads Into Streamed Video

It's not really. I run an open-wifi (outside the DMZ, filtered to prevent spammers) as a "public service" in case anyone nearby needs wifi. That means that there's nothing to stop nefarious code on the TV from using it... And even if I didn't, there may be easily hacked neighbor's wifi as well.
A 'dumb' TV is really what I want, but I haven't seen much in the ~70" size we're looking for, and the Seiki 65" looks interesting, but the experience I've had with the 39" isn't great...

Comment: Re:Best alternative? (Score 1) 370

by rthille (#49051877) Attached to: Samsung Smart TVs Injected Ads Into Streamed Video

Yeah, I _really_ should have been more specific, but I was in a hurry...

I've got a 4K Seiki 39" that I picked up when it touched $299 at Amazon for a day. It's doing temporary duty as our TV while we complete the remodel, then it'll become my 4K computer monitor and we'll be replacing it with a ~70" TV. It doesn't seem like there's a very large selection of 'dumb' TVs that come in that size.
And rather than the general comments I got, I really was looking for recommendations on what device I should buy today/soon based on Slashdotter's personal experiences. I figure I could look at A/V sites for recommendations, but they would be very unlikely to take the privacy/network security angles seriously.

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