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Old 01-11-2021, 10:33   #406
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Re: The future of television

Well, change is inevitable, which some of you don't want to hear.

Forget Sky Glass, I think people will see through that in the end....().

This TV is more like it, and that is more what I had in mind when I spoke of the TV of the future. Hopefully, it will cross the Atlantic soon, and so far, this would be my next TV of choice.

I need to read more about it, though, but it looks good to me.

https://www.whathifi.com/news/amazon...sale-at-amazon
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Old 01-11-2021, 12:50   #407
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Well, change is inevitable, which some of you don't want to hear.

Forget Sky Glass, I think people will see through that in the end....().

This TV is more like it, and that is more what I had in mind when I spoke of the TV of the future. Hopefully, it will cross the Atlantic soon, and so far, this would be my next TV of choice.

I need to read more about it, though, but it looks good to me.

https://www.whathifi.com/news/amazon...sale-at-amazon

JVC released TVs with amazon fire tv ages ago.

Amazon is great if you have Prime and Netflix and know how to use Downloader . The lower end prices however seem reasonable but looking the 65 inch model is $1k. For £550 you can get a Hisense 65 inch with Prime Netflix and Freeview play and for £30 add an android box if you want one. Both Sky Glass and Amazon Omni can easily be beat on price and Hisense make great TVs
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Well, change is inevitable, which some of you don't want to hear.

Forget Sky Glass, I think people will see through that in the end....().

This TV is more like it, and that is more what I had in mind when I spoke of the TV of the future. Hopefully, it will cross the Atlantic soon, and so far, this would be my next TV of choice.

I need to read more about it, though, but it looks good to me.

https://www.whathifi.com/news/amazon...sale-at-amazon
Whatís so unique about it ?
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What’s so unique about it ?
I need to read more to answer that. But if it enables you to add watchlists across the streaming services, this is what I am really looking for. I have been unable to establish whether or not that is the case as yet.

My TV of choice will put the emphasis on streaming services rather than live TV (which Amazon TV does) while still making live TV an option through IPTV. I am not sure if an aerial is required for the Amazon TV, though, which although not ideal, is not a game-changer for me.

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This Guardian article points to the increasing number of people (not only the young) who are streaming now, and the fact that broadcasters are having to adapt quickly. It as published earlier this year, but I have only just noticed it.

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-r...hannels-doomed
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Re: The future of television

Betteridge’s Law of Headlines…

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As Andrew Marr said
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If the headline asks a question, try answering 'no'. Is This the True Face of Britain's Young? (Sensible reader: No.) Have We Found the Cure for AIDS? (No; or you wouldn't have put the question mark in.) Does This Map Provide the Key for Peace? (Probably not.) A headline with a question mark at the end means, in the vast majority of cases, that the story is tendentious or over-sold. It is often a scare story, or an attempt to elevate some run-of-the-mill piece of reporting into a national controversy and, preferably, a national panic. To a busy journalist hunting for real information a question mark means 'don't bother reading this bit'
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I need to read more to answer that. But if it enables you to add watchlists across the streaming services, this is what I am really looking for. I have been unable to establish whether or not that is the case as yet.

My TV of choice will put the emphasis on streaming services rather than live TV (which Amazon TV does) while still making live TV an option through IPTV. I am not sure if an aerial is required for the Amazon TV, though, which although not ideal, is not a game-changer for me.

---------- Post added at 13:07 ---------- Previous post was at 13:04 ----------

This Guardian article points to the increasing number of people (not only the young) who are streaming now, and the fact that broadcasters are having to adapt quickly. It as published earlier this year, but I have only just noticed it.

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-r...hannels-doomed
Iím all in with streaming I donít use traditional pay TV any longer that said Iím still not sure what that TV would offer over what I already get with my Chromecast or Apple TV 4K ?
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Re: The future of television

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Well, change is inevitable, which some of you don't want to hear.

Forget Sky Glass, I think people will see through that in the end....().

This TV is more like it, and that is more what I had in mind when I spoke of the TV of the future. Hopefully, it will cross the Atlantic soon, and so far, this would be my next TV of choice.

I need to read more about it, though, but it looks good to me.

https://www.whathifi.com/news/amazon...sale-at-amazon
The Chinese (TCL, Hisense) and Turkey's Vestel have between them been knocking out Amazon and Roku TVs for a while now. The US market TVs in this article don't offer IPTV so don't seem as advanced as Sky Glass, just business as usual.
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Betteridgeís Law of HeadlinesÖ

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"Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no.
As Andrew Marr said
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If the headline asks a question, try answering 'no'. Is This the True Face of Britain's Young? (Sensible reader: No.) Have We Found the Cure for AIDS? (No; or you wouldn't have put the question mark in.) Does This Map Provide the Key for Peace? (Probably not.) A headline with a question mark at the end means, in the vast majority of cases, that the story is tendentious or over-sold. It is often a scare story, or an attempt to elevate some run-of-the-mill piece of reporting into a national controversy and, preferably, a national panic. To a busy journalist hunting for real information a question mark means 'don't bother reading this bit'
HímmmÖmore research required?

http://www.climate.gov/news-features...global-warming
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For £550 you can get a Hisense 65 inch with Prime Netflix and Freeview play and for £30 add an android box if you want one. Both Sky Glass and Amazon Omni can easily be beat on price and Hisense make great TVs
Well I have no idea about Hisense TV's but I can definitely agree with the rest of this.
I have two Android TV boxes, primarily used to watch all my downloaded episodes (via Kodi) but both also have Amazon Prime and Netflix set up on them (one daughter has Prime, another has Netflix). No need for expensive dedicated TVs.
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However, Hugh's quote said vast majority of headline questions could be answered with a no, not every one.
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I need to read more to answer that. But if it enables you to add watchlists across the streaming services, this is what I am really looking for. I have been unable to establish whether or not that is the case as yet.

My TV of choice will put the emphasis on streaming services rather than live TV (which Amazon TV does) while still making live TV an option through IPTV. I am not sure if an aerial is required for the Amazon TV, though, which although not ideal, is not a game-changer for me.

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This Guardian article points to the increasing number of people (not only the young) who are streaming now, and the fact that broadcasters are having to adapt quickly. It as published earlier this year, but I have only just noticed it.

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-r...hannels-doomed
With the exception of Sky Glass and itís Playlist feature and thatís got lots of issues currently Iím yet to come across any device that allows you to add watchlists across the streaming devices although Iím happy to be corrected.
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With the exception of Sky Glass and it’s Playlist feature and that’s got lots of issues currently I’m yet to come across any device that allows you to add watchlists across the streaming devices although I’m happy to be corrected.
you ever heard of Trakt

TBH this would only help if you steered away from regular options and went down the android box route
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With the exception of Sky Glass and itís Playlist feature and thatís got lots of issues currently Iím yet to come across any device that allows you to add watchlists across the streaming devices although Iím happy to be corrected.
Well, the TiVo enables you to do this across live TV channels, Netflix, Prime and StarzPlay, and what I am looking for is a means of accomplishing this from a provider such as Amazon.

Once this happens, I will be looking to ditch VM TV.
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