How To Make Your Old LCD TV More Intelligent

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How To Have A Smart TV For Under $100









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We are so used to watching all kinds of videos on the internet via our smart phones and
computers. For example, we can view our favorite television shows on Hulu, or movies on
Netflix service via computers. In the past five years or so, television makers have been
developing smarter TV models as a way to get back a huge chunk of the market which they lost
to web-enabled gadgets. Obviously, with this additional feature comes additional cost. The good
thing is that you can make a more intelligent TV out of your old LCD TV without spending a lot
of money.
Set-Top Boxes
A set-top box is a device that is equipped with a tuner and it is connected to a television set and
an external signal source. The tuner transforms the signal into content that is displayable on the
television screen. Two popular examples of this device are Roku Box and Apple TV.
Upsides - These gadgets help you add more capabilities and
channels to your TV in an easy manner. At sixty to two hundred
bucks a unit, they are really more affordable than getting a new
Smart TV. As program selections streamed online expand over time,
the more content these entertainment devices will be able to offer.
Disadvantages - Most set-top boxes do not include a full Web browser, so there are times when
you won't be able to watch the videos you want, such as those available on YouTube and other
related websites.

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Portable TV box
A portable TV box that you could plug to a television set via HDMI cable to obtain a variety of
Internet content.
Upsides: By using these products, you will be able to enjoy HD content from YouTube and
subscription-based video streaming services. You can also read your emails as it can handle
POP3/SMTP/IMAP protocols. It comes with a 3D accelerator as well, so you can enjoy 3D
games on your TV. In addition, you can download and listen to audio files, look at pictures, and
read e-books in several formats.
Drawbacks: Reviews on these gadgets are mixed, with others saying the product worked as
claimed but there are also consumers stating that the product froze or lagged constantly. Some
users also experienced incompatibility issues with some apps they downloaded to the device.
An example of this gadget is the Android Mini PC which is fitted with 4GB Internal memory.
The memory is expandable up to 32GB through a micro-SD card. It also has a dual core CPU
and quad-core GPU.
Each unit runs using Google Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. This portable TV box will set
you back around sixty dollars. Click here to find more details on the Android Mini PC, where
you can get it, and testimonials sent in by customers.

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