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potentially embarrassing situation

by glab2008 / October 27, 2014 7:52 PM PDT

Hi, I'm in a bit of a pickle and would appreciate any help or advice. Over the last week I was staying at my girlfriends house. While she was out with friends one night, I plugged my usb stick into her smart tv (its a samsung, not sure of the model) to look at some adult pics and videos. When I unplugged the usb I noticed that something called allshare had saved some preview thumbnails of files I'd viewed in something called "recently played". I managed to delete these thumbnails, even though I could only do this 1 by 1.
I am now worried the tv might have saved them elsewhere. Any help with my questions world be great
1. will files viewed on a usb stick appear in the viewed history? even if I've deleted them from allshares recently played list
2. If they do will they appear as thumbnails like they do in allshare?
3.if they do will they be replaced in the history when other videos and pictures are viewed offline and on, eg watching tv or youtube
thanks in advance for any help.

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Re: embarassing
by Kees_B Forum moderator / October 27, 2014 8:33 PM PDT

That might depend on the TV. So the best you can do is have a good look yourself.

If you find something embarrassing, either tell your girlfriend or 'accidentally' smash the TV on the ground. "So sorry, darling, totally my fault, of course I'll buy you a new one. Let's go and choose it tomorrow. Or do you think it's better to wait for Black Friday? Let's start looking at the CNET reviews to see what's hot at the moment."


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re re embarrassing
by glab2008 / October 27, 2014 9:35 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: embarassing

Thanks for your speedy reply Kees B. I do not have accessto the tv to look myself. We live 20 miles apart and only usually meet,up at the weekends. If I did and found something embarrassing I could just delete it myself. There wouldn't be any need to confess or smash up her tv. I only found out about viewing history after I got home and did some research online.
Forgive my ignorance but do samsung smart tvs have a stanhdard way of recording its history? do files viewed offline ie usb stick, usually appear on viewed history? does this history usually get replaced by other things viewed online? ie youtube, Facebook. Do files viewed on a usb stick when removed usually appear in viewed history as thumbnails. Thanks again.

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All the smart tv makers are being less than forthcoming
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 28, 2014 1:26 AM PDT
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re embarrassing situation
by glab2008 / October 28, 2014 8:04 AM PDT

Thanks for your reply R Proffit. I'm not sure if people are reading my questions properly. I wanted to know if using a usb stick in a samsung smart tv would show up in viewing history, even if the usb is unplugged. There were other questions too but I won't write them a third time! I don't think I need to smash up the tv, or master reset anything and I'm not concerned about LG spying on me. A simple history delete would suffice, but as I say I don't have access to the tv. I guess I need to think of a new plan.

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OK, simply yes.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 28, 2014 8:35 AM PDT

There is no simple history delete as you would do on a PC. (these smart TVs are not PCs and the makers are re-learning all the PC lessons.)

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by glab2008 / October 28, 2014 8:39 PM PDT
In reply to: OK, simply yes.

bob, I'm not sure why you're telling me there's no way to delete history when I've seen you on cnet boards discussing this very issue. menu> smart features> clear viewing history. ring any bells? no offence but I'm wasting my time here.

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Back to the reset.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 28, 2014 9:21 PM PDT
In reply to: bob

The resets do clear such off. There's also 1800SAMSUNG in the USA if you want to ask if there are other ways.

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