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Old 01-11-2020, 08:24 AM
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Default Need new smart TV...one with Bluetooth

Some specs say "screen mirroring is enabled using common platform like Bluetooth" but do not say anything about being Bluetooth enabled specifically...will these also allow for wireless headphones also (main use for bluetooth)?

Anyone have a Bluetooth-enabled smart TV under 50"? Can only seem to find in larger TVs. Have not had good experiences with them, but would consider a GOOD adapter set up too.
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You're better off getting a "dumb" TV and then feeding it with A Roku or AppleTV box. 5 minutes after buying a so-called smart TV, it begins to become obsolete, as you can't usually add new sources as services and technology changes.
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Originally Posted by bobeast View Post
You're better off getting a "dumb" TV and then feeding it with A Roku or AppleTV box. 5 minutes after buying a so-called smart TV, it begins to become obsolete, as you can't usually add new sources as services and technology changes.
Just dealt with this but purchased a new TV. Wife is technology challenged and gets overwhelmed with all the remotes...input selection process.

Have the salesmen demonstrate the functionality you find important. See it for yourself before you buy!
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Originally Posted by bobeast View Post
You're better off getting a "dumb" TV and then feeding it with A Roku or AppleTV box. 5 minutes after buying a so-called smart TV, it begins to become obsolete, as you can't usually add new sources as services and technology changes.
I agree with this, some of the smart tvs are pretty dumb! Roku or fire stick have easy menus and the remotes work! I have a vizio that the remote sucks on. Turns on/off no problem, but try to select things in Netflix and you have to push buttons 5 times to select! I think it might be crappy processor speeds or something, but roku and others are fine
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Originally Posted by bobeast View Post
You're better off getting a "dumb" TV and then feeding it with A Roku or AppleTV box. 5 minutes after buying a so-called smart TV, it begins to become obsolete, as you can't usually add new sources as services and technology changes.
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I agree with this, some of the smart tvs are pretty dumb! Roku or fire stick have easy menus and the remotes work! I have a vizio that the remote sucks on. Turns on/off no problem, but try to select things in Netflix and you have to push buttons 5 times to select! I think it might be crappy processor speeds or something, but roku and others are fine
This has not been my experience with our LG. Been very happy with it the past 2 years. Try updating your OS, maybe?
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Get a 4k Samsung 65 inch at Walmart for $450. Plug in $150 Apple TV, buy what you want, subscribe to what you want. I think I saw a Hulu + Disney+ + ESPN for like $14 a month combo on line somewhere...
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Thanks for all the responses but topic on hand is bluetooth enabled smart tvs under 50". Anyone?
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Thanks for all the responses but topic on hand is bluetooth enabled smart tvs under 50". Anyone?
Hey man, this is THT, we all have reading comprehension problems!

Just make sure it has USB and get one of these:
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Originally Posted by richeerich View Post
This has not been my experience with our LG. Been very happy with it the past 2 years. Try updating your OS, maybe?
Is your LG a Roku TV? If so then I agree no need to add one. Otherwise I have not seen a smart TV that works as well as a Roku. Even my fairly new 75 inch 4k Samsung smart apps suck in comparison to the roku ultra. The newer roku ultras have headphone jacks on the remote or use the adapter in the previous post
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I have a 4K toshiba with built in firetv. My Bluetooth headphones work fine with it.

TOSHIBA 50LF711U20 50-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV HDR - Fire TV Edition
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Old 01-11-2020, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by TheRealMacGyver View Post
Hey man, this is THT, we all have reading comprehension problems!

Just make sure it has USB and get one of these: https://www.amazon.com/Bluetooth-Tra.../dp/B07C5J2WWD
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Is your LG a Roku TV? If so then I agree no need to add one. Otherwise I have not seen a smart TV that works as well as a Roku. Even my fairly new 75 inch 4k Samsung smart apps suck in comparison to the roku ultra. The newer roku ultras have headphone jacks on the remote or use the adapter in the previous post
No, it just has the LG webOS. There is a banner with all the different apps/streaming services at the bottom that you can scroll through. Pretty simple. We have Firesticks on our other TVs. I find those to be "laggy" and all the other extra tiles that I never click on makes it look a little sloppy compared to the one row at the bottom of my LG. Not complaining, just comparing.

Originally Posted by KIMDer View Post
I have a 4K toshiba with built in firetv. My Bluetooth headphones work fine with it.

TOSHIBA 50LF711U20 50-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV HDR - Fire TV Edition https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07S8XNWWF..._uwJgEb71A4MY6
Thank you, no joy on this one though. Link takes me to one that is not bluetooth-enabled.
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Just looked a little for you and I see what you mean, they don’t make it easy! I found
this one this one
and while it isn’t a bluetooth model I found this which I thought was interesting:


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Originally Posted by richeerich View Post
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No, it just has the LG webOS. There is a banner with all the different apps/streaming services at the bottom that you can scroll through. Pretty simple. We have Firesticks on our other TVs. I find those to be "laggy" and all the other extra tiles that I never click on makes it look a little sloppy compared to the one row at the bottom of my LG. Not complaining, just comparing.


Thank you, no joy on this one though. Link takes me to one that is not bluetooth-enabled.
trust me, Bluetooth works on this. The remote is Bluetooth. It is a straight up function of firetv. I have the exact model and you can connect Bluetooth headphones, game controllers, remotes, etc. it is there. And the tv and picture is great too. Plug in an antenna and it puts the guide right into the firetv menu. Works beautifully.
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look at the Samsung’s. They make multiple sub 50” smart 4K TVs and I know all Q series ones have Bluetooth.
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Oh for pete's sake....Best Buy's website can filter by "bluetooth-enabled". Not sure why I didn't check them out first. My bad.
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Originally Posted by richeerich View Post
Thanks for all the responses but topic on hand is bluetooth enabled smart tvs under 50". Anyone?
It may be easier using a bluetooth adapter if there's a tv that hits all of your other criteria.

https://www.amazon.com/TaoTronics-Bluetooth-Transmitter-Receiver-Simultaneously/dp/B01EHSX28M/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?keywords=bluetooth+adapter+for+tv&qid=1557347749&s=gateway&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/TaoTronics-Bluetooth-Transmitter-Receiver-Simultaneously/dp/B01EHSX28M/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?keywords=bluetooth+adapter+for+tv&qid=1557347749&s=gateway&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1
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I know nothing about this technology but I was told when shopping for a new TV make sure it has a dedicated TV tuner. From what I understand a lot of these new smart TVs don`t have them.
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Originally Posted by bobeast View Post
You're better off getting a "dumb" TV and then feeding it with A Roku or AppleTV box. 5 minutes after buying a so-called smart TV, it begins to become obsolete, as you can't usually add new sources as services and technology changes.
This times 10.
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I avoid smart TVs, typically:
- insecure
- buggy
- slow
- become obsolete/unsupported quickly
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Originally Posted by JRG41 View Post
I know nothing about this technology but I was told when shopping for a new TV make sure it has a dedicated TV tuner. From what I understand a lot of these new smart TVs don`t have them.
Many of them don't. But I would give you the same advice I would give bluetooth guy.

A tuner and bluetooth funtionality is easy, trival, and cheap to add to ANY tv.

Don't limit your TV choices because your chasing something easy to add later. TCL 6 Series has been one of the best value buys for a couple of years now, but it doesn't have bluetooth or a tuner. So should you spend more money for a picture that's not as good to get one of those? Nope.

Buy the best picture you can afford. You can make it smart, add a tuner or bluetooth or whatever easily after the fact.

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