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Google Android smart tv

Post by JerrBear » Sat Dec 24, 2011 5:35 am

Does anyone have the Google Android smart tv media center with hdmi or is familiar as to how it works?

I've done a search but not being a computer person (or especially brightness) I don't understand much of what I've read.

I recently discovered that Microsoft is no longer selling the hardware for WebTV or MSNTV2 (which is what I have now) and the service is getting progressively worse, so I figure my days as a lowly "Bottom Feeder" are pretty much numbered.

Short of going the computer route again times, I am considering this... I LIKE the idea of the monitor being across the room as opposed to being right in front of my face.

"Technical Specifications

Operating System: Google Android 2.3
1.2GHz Processor Speed
System RAM: DDR III 512MB
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
HDMI out put up to 1080p"


This is all GREEK to me. Any information will be greatly appreciated...
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Re: Google Android smart tv

Post by catavengercaptain » Sun Dec 25, 2011 3:53 am

I am not techy enough to know how but it's possible to hook a regular computer to a TV then you could sit acrossed the room with a wireless keyboard & mouse to use it. http://compnetworking.about.com/od/cons ... -pc-tv.htm

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Re: Google Android smart tv

Post by Chrisadamley » Sun Dec 25, 2011 5:07 am

i was just going to suggest that cat. Is there a reason you dont like computers? if its just the you want it on your tv issue...you can hook almost any computer up to your Tv. That is very handy.

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Re: Google Android smart tv

Post by JerrBear » Sun Dec 25, 2011 6:58 am

Thanks guys, but I tried the computer-to-TV thingy over a year ago. Didn't work! The standard text size was too small for me to read. When I increased the size to where it was readable it moved much of the text right off the sides of the screen. Not only that but the lines were so far apart scrolling the cursor took almost forever and wore-out my wrist... Was also difficult to center the cursor onna icons and links...
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Re: Google Android smart tv

Post by JerrBear » Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:10 am

ryanjohnson wrote:Google is old but very popular site and google all services is amazing for personal use. Google Android smart tv is the best for online tv watching. Android phones in google tv is nice services provide. i like Google Android smart tv.
Google Android Smart TV NOT for watch TV - Is for watch Internet on TV...

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Troll

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Post by JerrBear » Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:50 am

whippersnapper wrote:Troll
Nice workness, Mr. Whipper!

I'm contacting Mr. Arthas immediately about giving you a substantial raise... :P HO! HO! :P
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Re: Google Android smart tv

Post by Bonzo » Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:42 am

Mr. JerrBeer,

Try replacing the tubes in your TV with colour tubes. Then you'll see Lassie's mane in all her splendour.

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Re: Google Android smart tv

Post by JerrBear » Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:05 am

Bonzo wrote:Mr. JerrBeer,

Try replacing the tubes in your TV with colour tubes. Then you'll see Lassie's mane in all her splendour.
Misser Bongo,

Colour TV? They have colour TV nowness? You're funnin' me, right? Next, I suppose you will try to tell me they have telephones without wires!
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Re: Google Android smart tv

Post by Viking45 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:04 pm

JerrBear wrote:
Bonzo wrote:Mr. JerrBeer,

Try replacing the tubes in your TV with colour tubes. Then you'll see Lassie's mane in all her splendour.
Misser Bongo,

Colour TV? They have colour TV nowness? You're funnin' me, right? Next, I suppose you will try to tell me they have telephones without wires!
Next he's going to tell us they sell water for 3 bucks a bottle. :lol:

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Re: Google Android smart tv

Post by JerrBear » Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:20 am

JerrBear wrote: I recently discovered that Microsoft is no longer selling the hardware for WebTV or MSNTV2 (which is what I have now) and the service is getting progressively worse, so I figure my days as a lowly "Bottom Feeder" are pretty much numbered.
Looks like The Bear is a jimpin' Prophet. MSNTV is shutting down in twice days (Sept. 30th).

I'm really BUMMED OUTNESS!

Has anyone had any personal experience with the Google Android Smart TV system? It sounds like what I need, but I would hate to spend $300+ buck dollars only to find out it's notness...
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Re: Google Android smart tv

Post by heviarti » Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:01 pm

What they do have are android based set top boxes, shock basically give you an android tablet/smartphone with your TV as a display. A Bluetooth keyboard and mouse later, and basically you have webTV.
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Post by JerrBear » Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:39 pm

heviarti wrote:What they do have are android based set top boxes, shock basically give you an android tablet/smartphone with your TV as a display. A Bluetooth keyboard and mouse later, and basically you have webTV.
Thanks for your tip, Mr. Hevi, but I don't have cell phone service and at this stage in my life, I see no pressing reason to get it.

I have ordered something called "THE HDTV TO SMART TV CONVERTER" from Hammacher Schlemmer. From the description in their catalog it sounds like just what I'm looking for. Should be here sometime this week.

It's been 3 weeks now since I have had MSNTV and I've still got the "Heebie Jeebies." :P HO! HO! :P
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Re: Google Android smart tv

Post by heviarti » Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:06 am

The device relies on WiFi, not cell service. http://www.phonearena.com/news/This-is- ... ce_id38287. There are all kinds of devices like this.
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Post by JerrBear » Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:36 am

heviarti wrote:The device relies on WiFi, not cell service. http://www.phonearena.com/news/This-is- ... ce_id38287. There are all kinds of devices like this.
:oops: Just shows you how "techie" I am :oops:
I have no idea what means "Jelly-Bean."

Thanks for the link, Mr. Hevi - That looks like what I'm after. I would definitely want to get a standard-size, wireless keyboard anna RAT (or whatever you call that thing that moves the little arrow around). I will keep this in mind iff'n the thing I ordered doesn't work outness...
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