Samsung TVs injecting ads into your own movies: report

Beachless

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Hectic I guess I am off smart devices and simply want a panel and will run my own android device to utilize the smart features.
 

TheGrimReaperUH

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Ok so A tv is now inserting ad's into my personal 3rd party videos? Ha bye samsung. No more smart TV for me. I don't like ad's... Btw Samsung can we install adblockplus on the smart tv's to remove the ad's?
 

JStrike

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Ok, so LG doesn't work with Netflix, Samsung now pushing adverts on your own content. What Manufacturer to use now?
I have an LG TV, and watch Netflix using my Apple TV without a single problem ever
 

krycor

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Nasty.. i'm sure they will remove it or face lawsuits if it is not opti-in
 

Pitbull

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I have an LG TV, and watch Netflix using my Apple TV without a single problem ever
Not exactly what I was referring to :p

The LG Smart TV does not work without an external device unlike the Samsung.
 

ToxicBunny

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Def will not be buying a SmartTV if this is the kind of shyte they get up to....

I'd want a massive discount if the TV is going to start injecting ads into my content.
 

Dolby

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Def will not be buying a SmartTV if this is the kind of shyte they get up to....
Thing is just comes with SMART and 3D. I also wish you get rid of the junk they add and buy it as a monitor - no SMART, no 3D, no speakers ....
 

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Thing is just comes with SMART and 3D. I also wish you get rid of the junk they add and buy it as a monitor - no SMART, no 3D, no speakers ....
Couldn't you simply deny it an internet connection?
 

Ancalagon

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Couldn't you simply deny it an internet connection?
This is what most people are recommending.

Personally I don't care because I will never use the "Smart" TV functionality anyway. I just won't pay extra for a Smart TV.
 

Emjay

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What is the point of a SmartTV without internet connectivity?

I have a Samsung 3D Smart TV and we use Plex. Have not seen an ad yet. Although, we have not updated the Smart TV OS in a while, so maybe it's a new "feature".
 

Ancalagon

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Well, some people will still find it useful - watching local content etc. Personally, I would just not use the Smart TV features at all and rather use an HTPC.
 

MickZA

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Samsung said at the time the ads were meant to be opt-in, and that it was working with Yahoo to resolve the problem.
:wtf: Who in their right mind would opt-in?
 

eg2505

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you know what this means.....

hacking smart TV's; removing the "bad" firmware and downgrading to one without this nasty idea; done for years with smart Phones;

next thing; playstation console shows adverts while you play online/offline......

(maybe I shouldn't have said that, hope it dosent already exist.....)
 

OrbitalDawn

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This is what most people are recommending.

Personally I don't care because I will never use the "Smart" TV functionality anyway. I just won't pay extra for a Smart TV.
Problem being you don't really get decent non-Smart TVs anymore. The quality units are Smart automatically.
 
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