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Samsung Smart Hub Web Browser

by Arndt85 / August 22, 2011 5:36 AM PDT

All,
I am interested in purchasing a Samsung 55D6300 but have some questions on the web browser app. I understand that the web browser supports flash and can stream SOME media. My main question is what are the limits of streaming data from websites, ie, videos from FOX, CBS, NBC, TBS, etc? I would love to cancel my cable and use the TV to stream the free content online. I have been unable to find the answer to this exact question in my days of research.
Thanks!

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Remember a few points.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 22, 2011 5:49 AM PDT

1. "Why can't I watch videos off of websites like CBS or VH1??"
http://www.samsung.com/us/article/the-wonder-of-samsung-smart-tvs?bvaction=viewall

2. It's not a PC.

Some seem to dance around this but let me give it to you straight. The industry is at odds over this along with patent issues. What this means is that while it is technically possible the industry and patent system means it may not work as well as your average PC web browser.

In fact it's well discussed how Hulu wants Hulu Plus on devices and not the usual hulu.com. The hulu.com site and streamer sniffs out it's not a PC and fails to play.

Do not count on a PC like experience.
Bob

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by Arndt85 / August 22, 2011 5:55 AM PDT
In reply to: Remember a few points.

Thanks for the quick reply on this, that is kind of unfortunate but I really appreciate you being straight forward. It would seem then that unless I want to be at the cutting edge of technology, it would be best to either get the TV for it's other characteristics, or purchase a less expensive TV that still has all the bells and whistles (hulu, netflix, pandora, etc).

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I'd like to see that model. Which one has Hulu?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 22, 2011 5:58 AM PDT
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I see all the products with Hulu Plus but not Hulu.com. One thing is not the other.

Bob

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