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Samsung smart hub wallpapers

by theitalianz333 / May 15, 2012 6:02 AM PDT

hey, im just curious if its possible to change the background/wallpaper of the smart hub on a Samsung smart tv to like a photo or image taken from the internet, instead of using the two default wallpapers it comes with. thanks in advanced i appreciate it

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Not Possible
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / May 16, 2012 3:45 AM PDT


Very good idea! Unfortunately, this is not possible on any of our models. However, I forwarded your suggestion, and perhaps, our products in the future may support it.

-- HD Tech

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by AdamUKSaint / June 28, 2012 4:46 AM PDT
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Hi HD Tech,

Im sorry for a Samsung lover for sometime now i don't that creating a product worth inexcess of £500+ for a tv a smart tv i might add to give the user the ability to change a wallpaper between two wallpapers and not give the user the ability to change it to one of there own.

To be blunt why even give us wallpapers in the first place to be honest that wasn't worth money if your not going to let the user/owner choose what wallpaper they want.

I think i speak for most people when i say the little things that you can do to your tv makes the world of difference and also makes it your own and not one that everyone else has.

Apologies if this sounds harsh i don't mean to sound that way.

Kind Regards,

Adam Grayson .

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Customization for Wallpapers
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / June 29, 2012 12:59 AM PDT
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Not harsh at all. I've heard multiple people give this feedback here and other places. Thanks for yours!

-- HD Tech

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Mmm Kay...
by smarty2483 / October 21, 2012 10:05 AM PDT
In reply to: Not Possible

well I had the same question, and agreed it seems pointless to have a wallpaper option that is so easily accessible off the home page without the option to be able to select your own image. Get on it Samsung...I wonder what other features are this limited?

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Similar customization options
by Benz72 / October 25, 2012 1:19 AM PDT
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I'd ask that we be able to customize the icons displayed on the smart hub as well. E.g. I don't ever use the Family center or the Kid Zone but cannot delete/hide/remove either icon.

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by jessicaomordha / January 6, 2013 11:33 AM PST

Along with additional wallpapers the ability to remove certain apps or icons would be great. I don't use Amazon streaming and would like to remove it.

I think the additional option of rearranging the icons would be great too. Putting my most used apps on the first page or up top as opposed to the other apps that show up would be nice. Customization.

One other thing... add an allshare app for iPhone... I have a Mac and iPhone and can't really stream any of my music or photos without problems. I know you're samsung and have your own phones and such but, reality is, people who own non-samsung phones and computers buy samsung tvs and it would be very nice to be able to communicate photos, videos and music.


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by Zak_Klee / April 14, 2013 4:09 AM PDT
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Bump, bump and bump.

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by frost113 / July 24, 2013 8:38 AM PDT

I think you guys at Samsung should do an update with a new set of wallpapers and that just might do it for us and later add more in times to come .

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The worst support I have ever encountered. EVER.
by PacificStereo / August 24, 2013 5:18 AM PDT

Wallpaper? What do you mean, the two choices they give you aren't enough? You want to add more? Well, don't bother to ask Samsung. I did, not only for this, but for a whole bunch of other questions. BTW, their reply to the query for more wallpaper was to get it from the app store. Go try that, and report back here, Samsung.

If you contact Samsung support via the website and they reply, there is no way to reply back and continue the conversation. Did you know that? One must start all over again with a new support request. I've never experienced that in my entire adult life, with any manufacturer..

Looking for a comprehensive manual for your product? That won't happen. Instead, what you'll find on the Samsung website is a generic owner's manual that covers most models, that is 500 pages long (seriously!), and has a typeface so large that each page can hold about a paragraph and a half of text. Hence the 500 pages. This is professional stuff, let me tell you.

I was unable to discover how to make my TV show only the channels I wanted it to show in the channel list. It scanned, went out and found the two channels that exist in my area and then when I would cycle through the channels with the remote, all the unused channels were still there. No answer in the partial manual that comes in the set. No answer in the internal help file in the set. No answer in the 500-page Kindergarten-typeface generic manual you get from Samsung. No answer from Samsung customer support. Not the same as my other Samsung. I was finally able to deduce what to do by piecing together various bits of information from various sources. This is smart?

I have to say that I am exceptionally unhappy with the inability to customize my TV desktop beyond the smattering of options Samsung allows. What do you mean I can't delete useless crap like Fitness? I'm watching TV, for Pete's sake, I am NOT at the gym! Nor do I wish to be, that's why I am watching TV. Why can't I delete apps I will never use, like Amazon streaming? It's MY desktop, not yours. If I don't want it there, I shouldn't have to look at it.

You people could learn something from your competitors. For example, Vizio's interface let's you get rid of stuff you don't want, why doesn't this one? I bought this set partially because I already have a non-smart Samsung LCD set that I really like. This one? It's my last Samsung, that's for sure. I can't even get more wallpaper for it. Never again. And never will anyone else I know, if I can help it.

The day after my warranty expires, I am rooting this set and putting SamyGo on it, and then it will do the basic, simple things it should already be able to do out of the box. Like change wallpaper and get Yahoo connected apps.

Smart TV. Uh-huh.

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