09-27-2018 03:58 PM
09-28-2018 02:09 PM
I also had been looking for such a thing. The only TV's I could find in stock that were not Smart TV's was a 1080p TV. I purchased it for my father.
I also purchased a TV our downstairs. I found a Samsung 50" 4k at a great price. I got it so our kids could entertain and have their own TV. We set it up with the ROKU from my daughters TV and a Chromecast. And really didn't have much intention to use the Smart TV feature.
After awhile my daughters told me they quit using the ROKU as they generally only use it for Netflix and Pandora. They said the Netflix on the TV was easier and faster to use than on the ROKU and Pandora was built in as well.
I added the Amazon App onto the TV and now they don't even use the Chormecast
Also, we found as an added bonus that there were a number of pre-programmed free channels in the Smart TV that allowed for the watching of programming
One of the added benefits of a SmartTV is that so many TV's computers are getting so complicated that they often benefit from Firmware updates. The SmartTV can be automatically updated.
A Best Buy employee in a Magnolia store told me that the trend has shown that all TV's are transitioning to Smart TV
09-28-2018 02:32 PM
09-28-2018 03:12 PM
I hear you on that.
You don't have to utilize the Smart TV features. You can use any Smart TV as a regular TV. Just don't turn on Wi-Fi or plug in an ethernet cable. Though you may have to enable it the first time you turn on the TV simply to get it set up.
But you can always switch it off.
09-28-2018 03:20 PM
My apologies I meant you can turn off the Wi-Fi for the TV.
Mine I do have the Smart turned on by we still stream via Chromcast, which does not utilize the Smart TV in anyway. We also have our Xbox and Super Nintendo hooked up as well.
I spent a lot of time looking for a non Smart TV for your same reasons, and then the TV I did get went on an awesoem sale over Labor Day so I got it anyway.
I must say some of the Netflix 4k shows really look awesome.
09-28-2018 03:34 PM