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Old 11-29-2014, 07:59 AM   #101
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My Wi-Fi router is on 24/7.The cost of having it on is very small.
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Old 11-29-2014, 12:54 PM   #102
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1 Ooma for phone service I have an IP phone so thats something
1 desktop haven't had one of those in a decade
1 laptop - Yes ! I have one of those
2 iPhones 2 dumb phones
1 iPad ---- ok, I have an Android tablet
1 wireless printer/scanner I'm waiting for my wired printer to die but it lives on and on !
1 Smart TV
1 Kindle ! (I forgot about that and cam back to add it in)

I feel technologically behind after reading some of the other lists, must be time for a new gadget!
I'm even more technologically behind but I do have a smart TV, and some day I'll actually figure out how to use all the "smart" features it has !

WiFi router is on 24/7
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Old 11-29-2014, 07:35 PM   #103
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I'm even more technologically behind but I do have a smart TV, and some day I'll actually figure out how to use all the "smart" features it has !
I think it was Gallagher who said, "I turned the brightness knob on my TV up but it didn't work!"
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Old 11-29-2014, 08:39 PM   #104
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I'm even more technologically behind but I do have a smart TV, and some day I'll actually figure out how to use all the "smart" features it has !

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I just bought my first smart tv on Thanksgiving getting a 65 in Vizio for $648. Very pleased with it. The tv forced me to set up all the smart features... I haven't bothered to push any of the smart feature buttons yet to see if they even work. Needless to say I didn't buy it for those features. I could see someone asking me a year from now about them and I would say, "I guess they work, I haven't checked yet".


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Old 11-30-2014, 10:56 AM   #105
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I just bought my first smart tv on Thanksgiving getting a 65 in Vizio for $648. Very pleased with it. The tv forced me to set up all the smart features... I haven't bothered to push any of the smart feature buttons yet to see if they even work. Needless to say I didn't buy it for those features. I could see someone asking me a year from now about them and I would say, "I guess they work, I haven't checked yet".
I didn't use any of the smart features on my smart tv at all, until F wanted to share his Netflix account with me. It was very simple to do with no additional hardware or fuss, so that was an advantage. But for the most part, I'd just as soon have a stupid tv as a smart one.

That was a terrific deal for a 65" tv. I have a 58" tv and IMO the bigger the better. (edited to add: when it comes to TVs, that is! )
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Old 11-30-2014, 12:04 PM   #106
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My Wi-Fi router is on 24/7.The cost of having it on is very small.
Did a calculation. In my area, it costs about $1.70 a month to keep my wifi/internet up 24x7
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Old 11-30-2014, 01:24 PM   #107
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Bought the 65" TV, now deciding where to put it.
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Something like this, with hinges so you can raise it during the day.
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Old 11-30-2014, 03:29 PM   #109
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Why not just go for the 201 inch outdoor model? 201 inch LED TV - scroll down for impressive video.
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Old 12-01-2014, 10:20 AM   #110
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I think it was Gallagher who said, "I turned the brightness knob on my TV up but it didn't work!"
"They should put an intelligence knob on TVs; they have a brightness control, but it doesn't work..."

My reply: the intelligence control is labeled "off"...
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