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afwriter
afwriter
12/4/2017 4:22:37 PM
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Re: And replacement will take care of the rest
@Mhhfive I think that is already happening. It is hard to go on Amazon and find a "dumb" TV. I'm pretty sure we have had similar conversations before, but I think you are right that at least one company will continue to make "dumb" screen and then charge a premium for not having all the bells and whistles. 

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afwriter
afwriter
12/4/2017 4:20:13 PM
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Re: And replacement will take care of the rest
I have a Roku TV and I may just be being paranoid, but I'm pretty sure the home screen already sends targeted ads my way based on what I have watched.

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Ariella
Ariella
12/4/2017 2:36:55 PM
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Re: And replacement will take care of the rest
@mhhf1ve I think it's about what appeals to particular types. I'd guess that the same people who opt for smart home systems also would opt into smart TVs.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
12/4/2017 2:26:51 PM
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Re: And replacement will take care of the rest
Youtube TV already delivers semi-customized ads to each user's video stream, and I assume if Hulu had enough ad inventory, it would do the same. I don't see how "dumb displays" ever go away, actually. Some company will continue to sell them, and I don't understand why "everyone" would prefer a smart TV over a dumb one (yet). The display can be dumb, and you probably want to keep it that way so that you can upgrade the smart devices that are connected to it. 

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Ariella
Ariella
12/4/2017 2:01:16 PM
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Re: And replacement will take care of the rest
@mhhf1ve I'm sure down the road, smart TVs will be designed to deliver custom ads to people. Perhaps then the commercials you see will be different than your neighborh's even for the same show.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
12/4/2017 1:23:38 PM
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Re: And replacement will take care of the rest
I'm not so sure that I *want* a non-smart TV -- and apparently, I'm not part of the population that replaces a TV every 4 years. I don't look forward to software updates for my TV to keep malware at bay. And I'm perfectly happy connected an XBox or Apple TV to a dumb display to get a "smarter" TV -- instead of relying on the "app bloat" of a generic smart TV. 

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Adi
Adi
12/4/2017 8:03:54 AM
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Re: There's a lot of redundancy
Yes, to JohnBarnes' point, features tend to become essentially ubiquitous fairly quickly and Internet connectivity is fast becoming a pretty basic requirement for any device. 

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Adi
Adi
12/4/2017 8:01:50 AM
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Re: Short Videos
and quality is also an issue -- video optimized for mobile devices looks pretty awful on a large screen TV

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batye
batye
12/3/2017 11:19:39 PM
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Re: There's a lot of redundancy
@afwriter yes, you are right, but I think BR players right now is almost dead... or near it... 

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afwriter
afwriter
12/3/2017 9:07:02 PM
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Short Videos
<But its not clear if this preference is maintained for shorter form videos, such as short user-generated content>

I had a Vine app on my Roku once and it was terrible. I think short form content is all but made for mobile and the extra time it takes to get it up on your TV makes watching the content less enjoyable. 

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