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Old 01-12-2013, 07:04 PM   #1
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Default Buying a TV

Lookin at some Samsung 46'' TVs

What is the difference between an LED TV and an LED Smart TV?

price difference is roughly 300 dollars.

Anybody have any advice?
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:05 PM   #2
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Lookin at some Samsung 46'' TVs

What is the difference between an LED TV and an LED Smart TV?

price difference is roughly 300 dollars.

Anybody have any advice?

If I recall correctly..

Smart TV's are just internet capable and have built in apps. Its nice to have but not really worth the extra money if thats the only difference between the two models your looking at.
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:22 PM   #3
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The SmartTV will most likely have a built-in internet browser, app store, usb ports, media player, ability to play video over wifi from most newer phones / laptops etc...

I'm not familiar with the Samsung SmartTVs, but I have a Sony with built-in googleTV (basically android) and it's pretty sweet.
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:48 PM   #4
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Default Re: Buying a TV

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If I recall correctly..

Smart TV's are just internet capable and have built in apps. Its nice to have but not really worth the extra money if thats the only difference between the two models your looking at.

This.

I have a SmartTV, I got a deal so I didn't have to pay the difference, otherwise to tell you the truth I probably wouldve gotten then regular LED.

The only app I use on there is NetFlix. But if youre in to Twitter and other social media you can have a sidebar with all the Twitter updates while youre watching a game and see people tweet about it in real time. Tried it once for the sake of trying and it was pretty cool but worth $300? Probably not.

Nowadays you can get all the same apps on a gaming console so if you have a 360 or PS3 I don't think it would be worth it
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:17 PM   #5
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I have a SmartTV, I got a deal so I didn't have to pay the difference, otherwise to tell you the truth I probably wouldve gotten then regular LED.

The only app I use on there is NetFlix. But if youre in to Twitter and other social media you can have a sidebar with all the Twitter updates while youre watching a game and see people tweet about it in real time. Tried it once for the sake of trying and it was pretty cool but worth $300? Probably not.

Nowadays you can get all the same apps on a gaming console so if you have a 360 or PS3 I don't think it would be worth it

You also want to make sure that the smart apps are on the only difference between the TVs. Often the extras are on the higher end TVs, so there might be differences to the screens themselves. By, the January is a great time to a buy a TV. If you're buying from a store, the Saturday before the Super Bowl is usually a great time to get a deal. They run all the promotions the bye weekend before the game, but the weekend before the game, they know how many of the old TVs they still have get rid of before the new TV's start coming in around March. Also since the new TVs just got announced, a lot buyers are waiting for them.

Check Decide.com, it predicts price changes for electronics and other items.
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I would also check the price of the TV you look at vs a similar size plasma.

Plasmas still produce the best picture quality and the LCDs need to add LED technology to match it. I dunno know if this is still the case, but the LED LCDs were routinely several hundred dollars more for the same picture quality.

http://reviews.cnet.com/best-hdtvs/
http://reviews.cnet.com/best-high-definition-tvs/
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Nowadays you can get all the same apps on a gaming console so if you have a 360 or PS3 I don't think it would be worth it

Hell even some blu-ray players have the apps now.
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My new TV have a camera like a laptop, bought it recently so I have not had the chance to fully explore the TV, the remote control is a keyboard.

It also have some built in apps like Skype so I can sit on my couch and video chat.
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