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  • #16
    Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Fire, and FireTV and FireTV Cube - those are all Amazon products, addressable through Alexa.

    Since I wanted my Echo Dots to be different than my FireTV Cube, i chaged the wake name of the Cube from "Alexa" to "Computer".

    Reminds me of the scene from one of the Star Trek movies where Scotty tries to talk to an Apple computer, and the engineer hands him the mouse --- Scotty then speaks to the mouse as though it were a microphone... "Computer...."

    "A keyboard. How quaint." He must have *literally* been a "miracle" worker to get that image to come up so quickly with his index finger hunt-and-peck typing on an ancient OS.

    According to Teh Interwebz, "transparent aluminum" has been sort of a reality since 2009.

    But I recall reading an article, maybe in Science Digest, about some kind of aluminum-based glass even before ST4 appeared. I always assumed that was where they got the idea. But I've never been able to find anything about it online.
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    • #17
      Originally posted by NorrinRadd View Post
      "A keyboard. How quaint." He must have *literally* been a "miracle" worker to get that image to come up so quickly with his index finger hunt-and-peck typing on an ancient OS.

      According to Teh Interwebz, "transparent aluminum" has been sort of a reality since 2009.

      But I recall reading an article, maybe in Science Digest, about some kind of aluminum-based glass even before ST4 appeared. I always assumed that was where they got the idea. But I've never been able to find anything about it online.
      Yeah, and I had forgotten that it was any sort of Mac - I remembered it as a PC, and he was typing commands in DOS. When I saw the GUI, and his finger-pecking, I thought - wow, it's even dumber than I remembered!

      I bet that's where Tim McGee learned to use computers!!!!!
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      • #18
        Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
        I bet that's where Tim McGee learned to use computers!!!!!

        It's like, on NCIS, where ANYBODY can walk over and pick up the clicker, point it at the TV, and magically and deliciously there is the picture of the suspect, all military records, current address.... click click... relatives, murder victims... click click... documents....

        Now THAT is a SMART TV!!!!
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        • #19
          Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
          It's like, on NCIS, where ANYBODY can walk over and pick up the clicker, point it at the TV, and magically and deliciously there is the picture of the suspect, all military records, current address.... click click... relatives, murder victims... click click... documents....

          Now THAT is a SMART TV!!!!

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          • #20
            Hey, would this work? I have a roku I think just needs a reset (still have the instructions - thanks again, Sparky) - if I buy a regular TV and this, would that let me watch discs, stream YouTube/websites and watch some TV shows/movies?

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Teallaura View Post
              Hey, would this work? I have a roku I think just needs a reset (still have the instructions - thanks again, Sparky) - if I buy a regular TV and this, would that let me watch discs, stream YouTube/websites and watch some TV shows/movies?
              It doesn't appear to give you access to Prime content, but if you don't have Amazon Prime (and don't intend to get it) that shouldn't be a major concern.

              My biggest concern with this is that it's pretty much a proprietary device that may or may not be supported in the future. LG is good stuff, but I just wonder how big this particular unit will go over, justifying future R&D and support.
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              • #22
                Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                It doesn't appear to give you access to Prime content, but if you don't have Amazon Prime (and don't intend to get it) that shouldn't be a major concern.

                My biggest concern with this is that it's pretty much a proprietary device that may or may not be supported in the future. LG is good stuff, but I just wonder how big this particular unit will go over, justifying future R&D and support.
                Also, it appears to have more "1 star" ratings than "5 star", gaining only a 2 /12 star overall rating. I'd read some of the negative reviews.
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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                  Also, it appears to have more "1 star" ratings than "5 star", gaining only a 2 /12 star overall rating. I'd read some of the negative reviews.
                  Okay, I'll check it out more.


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                  • #24
                    Hmm, looks like it's hit or miss with the reviews. I will look into other, similar devices - it doesn't sound like this one quite does what I want when it does work.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Teallaura View Post
                      Hmm, looks like it's hit or miss with the reviews. I will look into other, similar devices - it doesn't sound like this one quite does what I want when it does work.
                      Yeah, the other thing is that DVD's are going the way of the 8-Track tape, so you'd have a technology based on an obsolete frame.
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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                        Yeah, the other thing is that DVD's are going the way of the 8-Track tape, so you'd have a technology based on an obsolete frame.
                        Yeah, but I still have DVDs I want to be able to play.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Teallaura View Post
                          Yeah, but I still have DVDs I want to be able to play.
                          I still have stuff on VHS. Lots of stuff.

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                          • #28
                            We may have the existing roku and flat screen working - I'll buy a remote tomorrow and we'll see if the reset worked...

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                            • #29
                              If you have a Roku you don’t need a streaming Blu-ray player or a chrome cast. Just get a basic Blu-ray player

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Sparko View Post
                                If you have a Roku you don’t need a streaming Blu-ray player or a chrome cast. Just get a basic Blu-ray player
                                We're going to get a remote and see if we can get the old TV in the other room, the existing DVD player and the Roku working, preferably together - in which case I won't need anything until I'm ready to upgrade in a few years.

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