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Advice on a 2012 vs 2013 Model

by kwpcreative72 / April 16, 2013 10:54 AM PDT

I'm goign to purchase a 55" Samsung LED and I see that the ES8000 is almost the same price as the F6400. If you had a choice which one would be the better choice?

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Nice move up but.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 16, 2013 11:30 AM PDT

I haven't read a good response yet to the concerns brought up last year at http://hdguru.com/is-your-new-hdtv-watching-you/

Since makers are mandating that you connect and log in to use the smart features it's pretty clear they get to see exactly what your set is being used for without an opt out or "do not track" option.

The makers have a lot invested in this so it's clear there's a lot of unanswered questions.
Bob

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Re: Nice move up but
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / April 17, 2013 1:14 AM PDT
In reply to: Nice move up but.

Hi Bob,

I can answer that for Samsung US sets. If you don't want to accept the terms and conditions, the TV's normal functions will still work, but it won't have the Smart features work. The reason is that some of the terms and conditions are things like tracking what you watch, and the On TV feature can't offer recommendations if it doesn't know what you've been watching.

So yes, you can definitely opt out, but you have to turn off features that rely on gathering user behavior.

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