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Before I buy a smart TV

by MontyJW / November 22, 2014 10:13 PM PST

I am looking for some information. I am buying my wife a new TV for the bedroom, and I was also going to buy her a laptop. She only uses the laptop for web browsing and facebook...lots and lots of facebook. I see that these new smart TVs can do web browsing and figured I could kill two birds with one stone and avoid buying the laptop.
The TV I am looking at is the Samsung UN32H5500AFXZA. I have been reading a lot about Samsung TVs having problems with Facebook and the games that people play on Facebook; something about Adobe Flash not working.
My wife plays a lot of those Facebook games. If this TV will not be able to do it, I will buy a non-smart TV and also the laptop.
But before I make a purchase, I would like some insight.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 22, 2014 11:59 PM PST

The web browser is basic and fails on many web sites. The Facebook app is not that great and I hear folk telling me it failed. Getting these areas fixed doesn't seem to be a priority so I'd forget the smart parts and get a good picture first. We can add things like the Roku, ChromeCast or that new Amazon Fire stick to smarten it up.
Bob

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by MontyJW / November 23, 2014 12:40 AM PST
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After reading for hours, that was the impression I was getting. Seems it's not only Samsung, but most if not all smart TVs aren't as "smart" as the manufacturers would lead you to believe. I'm going back to the original plan of a quality TV and good laptop.

Thanks again.

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