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Getting adverts on your Samsung Smart TV?

by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 14, 2017 8:06 AM PST
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Could not follow up
by kesavchristo / November 25, 2017 2:22 AM PST

I read it completely but still i could stop the issue.

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It's hard to implement.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 26, 2017 8:05 AM PST
In reply to: Could not follow up

Reading the article is one thing but implementing for many may be a moon shot.

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by Wilsondrake / June 8, 2018 4:24 AM PDT

not as easy as it looks like, a normal user might not be able to work out this method. Is there some other way round for this ? Confused

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I think for many
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 8, 2018 10:27 AM PDT
In reply to: Confused

They will have to call on who they use for tech support. Sorry about no solution for everyone.

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The Pi Hole is a possible fix as well.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 8, 2018 10:28 AM PDT
In reply to: Confused
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Is Samsung going to give up on this idea?
by carbon_dragon / December 25, 2017 7:14 AM PST

I'm in the position of buying a new TV now and my old one was a non smart samsung. I could probably handle the above hack but it would be better to avoid it entirely. But Samsung has most of the TV market these days. Any chance Samsung will give up on this bad idea? Has it impacted their sales? Thanks.

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At least you can disable Smart Hub
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 25, 2017 7:16 AM PST

And turn it back into a pre-smart TV.

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Yes and that's what I'd be doing if I had already bought it
by carbon_dragon / December 25, 2017 8:09 AM PST

Yes, it gives the purchaser options, but isn't it better to buy one whose smart hub you can actually use? Maybe the Sony XBR 65" 900E series? Of course I have a modern ROKU so disabling the smart hub wouldn't be the end of the world. Hate to reward Samsung for such a colossal abrogation of their customer's trust though.

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I have to write no. But why?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 25, 2017 8:17 AM PST

Because in the long run, just a few years down the road we are seeing the makers abandon apps on the Smart TV. Right now I think the Smart TV is dead long term since without notice you lose YouTube, HULU or other major apps. This issue is all over the web.

My fix is to ignore the Smart TV and use a Roku, Amazon Fire TV or other thing. That way I can change it out when the time comes.

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Samsung shouldnt send adverts to tv
by munchy23 / March 5, 2018 4:41 AM PST

I want a smart tv but i dont want ads from samsung. Why would adds show ip when im watching a blu ray diak on a hdmi. I dont get it. I buy blu ray to stop watching adverts not to get them

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Re: ads
by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 5, 2018 4:57 AM PST

How do you mean "adds show ip"?

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Sold old samsung TV
by ShrutiSane / January 8, 2018 4:56 AM PST

You can sell your old tv and on the replacement can take TV with the same company. Samsung provides the long life devices so you can check it.

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Any probability Samsung can surrender?
by pintuda / January 23, 2018 10:13 PM PST

I'm within the position of shopping for a brand new TV currently and my previous one was a non sensible samsung. I may most likely handle the on top of hack however it'd be higher to avoid it entirely. however Samsung has most of the TV market currently. Any probability Samsung can surrender on this dangerous idea? Has it wedged their sales?

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Actually too simple to block.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 23, 2018 10:18 PM PST

Just don't connect the internet to Samsung TVs. I use a Roku and an Amazon Fire. No adverts from Samsung show up.

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Great list
by digiark / March 10, 2018 3:06 AM PST

This is really a great list for helping in blocking ads on the Samsung TV.

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Reset the smart hub
by ForcedEuphoria / July 22, 2018 5:49 PM PDT

I chatted in and received support from Samsung. He reset my smart hub to factory settings. When going back through the set up, deselect internet based ads on the T&C screen to proceed and get rid of the ads.

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