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(Wired)   Shockingly enough it turns out that people don't want to tweet from their TV. Or read books. Or Fark. Because as it turns out, smart TVs pretty much suck   (wired.com) divider line 4
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2012-12-28 11:48:26 AM
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Slaves2Darkness: Why would I waste a lot of time trying to duplicate capabilities I all ready posses?


why would you waste time having sex when you could just masturbate?
2012-12-28 11:06:46 AM
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janeuner: I just set up a Viera E50 as a standalone media renderer in my family room. It replaced an LCD+HTPC setup.

Once folk get a sense of the capabilities, TFA will be dead wrong. The Netflix/Amazon/Pandora apps get used daily, but those really aren't the hook. The sweetness of the deal is the DLNA client plus the availability of cheap, huge HDDs. One can use MakeMKV to get raw rips of their DVD/Bluray collection for immediate playback, then queue up Handbrake to compress them down to storage size (800mb for 480p DVDs, ~3GB for 1080p Bluray).

But I'll admit; an XBMC client app for the TV would be effin sweet. I wonder if the legalese would bar such a thing from Panasonic's app store....?



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Do you really think the average person cares about any of that stuff? Everything you said after "Netflix/Amazon/Pandora," 99.9% of the population doesn't give a shiat about.
2012-12-28 10:23:41 AM
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mayIFark: Smart TV's are good for one thing, streaming. Makes it so much easier to ditch the cable.

/Why are cables so expensive anyway?


They are gold plated monsters.
2012-12-28 10:17:37 AM
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Slow, horrible UI. Crappily written software. Whodathunk?

Then Apple will come out with their full Apple TV offering and it will sell like crazy and 'experts' will wonder why Apple is so successful and all the other manufactures will get their shiat together and start copying Apple when all they had to do for the last 5 years is do it better first and not let them into the market deep breath end rant.
 
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