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No PDF reader, no Epub reader, no nothing reader except videos, pictures and music. Great effort, LG, when do you plan to switch to Android?

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I am not aware of any large volume Smart TV manufacturer that provides support for using their TVs as a PDF reader, that is not what they are really geared towards doing.  None of the main stream manufacturers are going to suddenly switch to Android TV, firstly they want you to use their ecosystem and secondly they do not want to be at the mercy of Google who have been known to change their mind on products now and again.

Have you thought of screen sharing from a mobile device?

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Hi George, thanks for the suggestion, I do use screen sharing with my Sony Experia tablet, and that works reasonably well. I just think it's a clumsy substitute for such a simple thing as an e-book reader. PDFs are not what I miss most, but I do read a lot of books in Epub format, and I guess many people do, too. And looking at the apps, I can only see two, one of which can't be downloaded, and the other I don't have an idea how to install, if at all possible (pReader and Popelli reader). And I tried hard to find any information about installing apps on WebOS TV, but no luck so far. I'd really appreciate any suggestion regarding this.

Not that I think Android is a perfect system, but so far WebOS looks like a joke to me.

I only got my OLED 55B7V TV four days ago, and I do love picture and sound, but after four days struggling to find any useful information about anything except basic stuff which is self explanatory anyway, I'm really starting to think about buying some kind of Android TV box, sticking it into the TV and forgetting all about other functionality apart from using it as a monitor. I don't watch live TV anyway...

I could go on about browser, voice control etc, but this is probably off topic already, sorry for that.

 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Mishko said:

Hi George, thanks for the suggestion, I do use screen sharing with my Sony Experia tablet, and that works reasonably well. I just think it's a clumsy substitute for such a simple thing as an e-book reader. PDFs are not what I miss most, but I do read a lot of books in Epub format, and I guess many people do, too. And looking at the apps, I can only see two, one of which can't be downloaded, and the other I don't have an idea how to install, if at all possible (pReader and Popelli reader). And I tried hard to find any information about installing apps on WebOS TV, but no luck so far. I'd really appreciate any suggestion regarding this.

Not that I think Android is a perfect system, but so far WebOS looks like a joke to me.

I only got my OLED 55B7V TV four days ago, and I do love picture and sound, but after four days struggling to find any useful information about anything except basic stuff which is self explanatory anyway, I'm really starting to think about buying some kind of Android TV box, sticking it into the TV and forgetting all about other functionality apart from using it as a monitor. I don't watch live TV anyway...

I could go on about browser, voice control etc, but this is probably off topic already, sorry for that.

It seems that many SMART TV users, not just those of webOS, have a bit of a disconnect between expectation and reality.  They fail to do any research on a product before its purchase then complaining when it does not do what they think it should.  At this point in time the Smart TV is not being designed to be a direct replacement for desktops, laptops or mobile devices.  Many of the feature that users mistakenly believe they will find in webOS are not present in other Smart TV platforms. 

Yes the webOS browser is basic, but I doubt it was ever intended to replace fully fledged browser offerings  such as Firefox.  The main complaint raised with the browser is lack of Flash support, but as even Adobe has said they are killing it off why would LG go to the bother of integrating it?  Some content providers are not producing apps for webOS as they are still wedded to Flash being technically unable or unwilling to move to newer technologies that would make it easier for them to migrate their product to an app or allow users to use a browser to access their media.

If you wanted the functionality of Android TV then maybe a Sony Bravia would have been a better purchase than LG, if you wanted voice control then Samsung would have been the way to go. 

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1 hour ago, George Hofmeister said:

It seems that many SMART TV users, not just those of webOS, have a bit of a disconnect between expectation and reality.  They fail to do any research on a product before its purchase then complaining when it does not do what they think it should.  At this point in time the Smart TV is not being designed to be a direct replacement for desktops, laptops or mobile devices.  Many of the feature that users mistakenly believe they will find in webOS are not present in other Smart TV platforms. 

Yes the webOS browser is basic, but I doubt it was ever intended to replace fully fledged browser offerings  such as Firefox.  The main complaint raised with the browser is lack of Flash support, but as even Adobe has said they are killing it off why would LG go to the bother of integrating it?  Some content providers are not producing apps for webOS as they are still wedded to Flash being technically unable or unwilling to move to newer technologies that would make it easier for them to migrate their product to an app or allow users to use a browser to access their media.

If you wanted the functionality of Android TV then maybe a Sony Bravia would have been a better purchase than LG, if you wanted voice control then Samsung would have been the way to go. 

The main criteria for me was picture quality, and I have no complaints in this regard. Of course, end of the day, it's my bad I didn't  check some things more thorougly, expecting some simple functionality is a no brainer for any modern TV. Obviously I was wrong. I have a €200 Android car radio,  and it offers more than this €1700 TV, so I was in a way misled by that.

I'm not sure if I'd choose other TV just because of the OS shortcomings, though. I can live with sharing screen for reading books and browsing the net, I just think it's ridiculous;)

I would also be perfectly content without any voice control, but i find it idiotic having one which works with Youtube only. But maybe it's just me... True, I did not do any extensive research about this function, but I was shown how it works in the store, and I (wrongly) assumed it works across the board, not with Youtube only. Again, my mistake, and I already paid for it;)

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