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LG Smart TV

I have recently purchased a 55" 3D smart LED TV. Picture very good and sound quality very very good. S far so good however when you try to access ITV catch up you get the following message Install adobe flash player, when you try to install,says not compatible with this device.
So I got on to customer service and here is there reply:
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I would like to assist you with this query today, Allan. Adobe Flash player has been taken off our LG TV's from the decision being made by Adobe themselves. The flash player that was originally on the TV's was more like the mobile/tablet version.

Adobe Flash player was taken off at version 9. They are currently now on version 16/17, so therefore we are unable to have this on our LG TV's.

While I appreciate the frustration regarding this issue, unfortunately there is very little that can be done about this.

I would like to apologies for the inconvenience that this may cause.

Thank you in advance.
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Sinks doesn't it? Samsung do not have any problem neither do Panasonic.
I am going to try and return the bloody thing and buy a Samsung.

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Re: Flash
http://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/adobe-flash-player-for-samsung-smart-tv-590912/ makes me think that not all Samsung TV's support it at the moment. Be sure that you have it a written guarantee "This TV comes with Flash and that will be updatable till at at least 2025." or something like that. If not you might be disapppointed sooner than you want.

It might make more sense to ask ITV when they stop using a legacy program like Flash and replace it with a nice app for all smartphones, tablets and smart TV's.

Kees
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Samsung Adobe

Many thanks for the link I was unaware of the problems trying to upgrade adobe flash on a TV.

Maybe they are all in the same boat so to speak?

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If you are talking of the Flash boat. That's sinking.

Many reasons why and that's on the web.

-> But here's a thing. Smart TV makers have pretty poor browsers. They can't seem to decide if they want to be on par with a PC browser or continue with the rather poor browsers they have.

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I see Kees added a note.

And as Flash for TVs is not written by LG, Samsung but Adobe, well, what a mess. Unlike a PC or smartphones, TVs don't get updates plus the TV platform is still proprietary. No real standard yet.

Frankly I'd keep your LG and try those PC on a Stick offerings if you must Flash.

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