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Post 22 made on Wednesday February 1, 2017 at 07:46
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May 2003
In my opinion the only reason for using the network connection for a TV is if the customer demands to use a TV "App" and I discourage this because the Apps are often silly, difficult to use, slow responding, and (if someone figures out how to update), the App might change or disappear. Update might also cause trouble for my system remote programming because the required command timing or sequence might change.

Actually, there is some utility to the recent Samsung voice commands -- if you can figure out the correct keyword to speak. However, this works only when using the Samsung native remote. I can imagine that this will be used as another nail in the coffin of "universal" remotes, programmed by CI's, as Samsung's home control is integrated into this scheme. And this will be used by the manufacturers to further shorten the useful life of products because last year's product will not integrate well with this year's home control scheme.

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