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Ed in Wilmington, Delaware listens on “Delaware’s Newsradio” WDEL and asked: “I’m a 74 year-old retiree and I’m not a ‘tech person.’ I’d like to know the difference between a smart TV and the ‘normal’ TV I have, before I buy one.”
Ed, a smart TV is a TV that has built in access to some internet services.
The most prominent are Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube, but the list varies a lot with many TVs including services like Pandora or Spotify, and others including a full Roku stick which allows users to download new services as needed.
The reality of smart TVs is that 99% of the time you wont use the smart features and, instead, youll get a 3rd party much better streaming stick or set top device instead.
Smart TVs with proprietary software are usually clunky and rarely updated, so dont pay too much attention at the smart features, odds are that youll want to upgrade to something more usable anyway.
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