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Post 21 made on Wednesday February 1, 2017 at 07:02
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July 2007
On February 1, 2017 at 00:05, grassynoel said...
One reason might be the built-in streaming apps (amazon, netflix, and youtube are some) are a source for 4K video. Roku and some others do offer 4K players, but its easier for me to program a remote (and sell a system) with the tv as the streaming source.

There is no way, zero, zilch, none, that it is easier to program a control system to use built in streaming on a tv rather than using an external source such as Roku. TVs handle streaming in a crappy manner, especially exiting the streaming. With an external device, simply change inputs. With a tv, send exit command, then exit command, then delay, then exit commad. Oh wait, this tv is exit command, delay, then exit command. Oh wait, this tv is exit command, down arrow, then select to confirm exit. Oh darn, thats just for Amazon Prime. For Netflix its exit, right arrow, then select to confirm.

Programming streaming services on most tvs is a pita.

Last edited by goldenzrule on February 2, 2017 17:40.

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