Right before Christmas my living room TV decided to call it quits on us. The living room TV is actually the one that I watch the most. I was kind of sad but a little part of me was happy to finally get the chance to upgrade to a new smart TV. So my hubby and I took of to our local electronics store to look at TV’s.
We did absolutely no research. I only knew one fact, not to purchase just an internet ready TV but that I needed to look for a TV that actually had a web browser also. I also knew I lean toward Samsung products since their technology seems to be trying to integrate each device together. And I knew we did not need a TV that was bigger than the 55 inch TV we had.
My hubby and I walked into the Conn’s electronics store and zero’d in on the back wall where all the TV’s were and found 2 TV’s to decide between. The sales man was absolutely no help. He did not try to explain any of the features of either TV. The price difference between the 2 TV’s were a couple 100 dollars with the Samsung UN55F6800AFXZA Smart TV being the most expensive. I finally made the decision based on the Samsung name and we brought the TV home.
As my hubby took the TV out of the box I pulled the Samsung website up online to see how to access the smart features. To my surprise I found out that I could talk to my new Samsung UN55F6800AFXZA Smart TV remote to turn it on and the RV learns the types of shows you watch to give you recommendations. I also found the hub where I could access all the apps, have recommendations and so much more. The only problem was that my antenna would only pull in 4 channels that were not religious channels. So there was not much in terms of recommendations. Then my hubby found that on one of the channels that we could not get on my new Samsung TV in the living room was playing a football game, I gave in. I went online and ordered Time Warner cable services.
The first day the technician came out and connected my services I was furious. I came home and Tommie (hubby) told me that we no longer needed to use the Samsung TV remote and showed me this huge device and pointed to a dinosaur box that now sat next to my TV. This Tech Chick was not satisfied and tried to move the box to my bedroom. After being unsuccessful I called customer service. I had a rep send a tech out the next day and exchange the box to a newer, smaller MoCA DVR box from Time Warner and move it to my bedroom so I could once again use my Samsung Smart remote.
Later after the tech left, I noticed the amazing guide did not work. Now I know that I could have kept the box on my new TV but I (or the tech) needed to program the Samsung remote to the cable box. Then all of the features will work on the TV. It’s been 2 weeks since everything was set up and I haven’t had the time or energy to move the box again. Hopefully one day my TV will be connected to use it to its highest potential. Have you made the leap to a smart TV yet? How do you have it connected?