[mythtv-users] Smart TV Advice

Greg Oliver oliver.greg at gmail.com
Tue Jul 7 16:02:14 UTC 2020

On Tue, Jul 7, 2020 at 10:21 AM TimP <mythtv at corky.co> wrote:

> On 2020-07-07 16:13, Adam Skinner wrote:
> Hi List,
> I've got a fairly good myth setup in multiple rooms with some intel NUCs.
> All working pretty well.
> I want to add a brand new TV for a kids bedroom and am looking at recent
> smart TVs for sale in the UK. Theres android , tizen , webOS and whole host
> of other smart OS's.  Minefield for the uneducated.
> The kid wants youtube and some other net apps - but access to MythTVs
> recordings / videos would be welcome. UPNP I guess is the (bad) default
> option. UPNP is bad as it doesn't sort well , takes a long time  , doesn't
> seek and is prone to crashing.
> The Wife wants ITV Hub - but that doesn't seem to work on most things and
> if it does I wouldn't trust ITV to not remove it in a few months.
> If anyone has any experience of Smart TVs working with MythTV  - please
> could you post a reply?
> Our Sony became dumb a while ago, BBC IPlayer was the first to go then
> gradually others. I would go for a monitor and soundbar with an nvidia
> shield. You can always replace the shield with the latest gadget when it
> goes stale.
> Cheers,
> Tim.
And I have also yet to ever use a smartTV where the response of the OS was
acceptable.  They seem to put them minimum in them to amke the menus barely
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