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Huge mistake I made by buying LG smart TV


Surojit Bhattacharjee

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The sales person in showroom pushed for LG saying it has better sound and picture richness. But obviously didn't reveal big shortcomings of non-android smart TV in today's ecosystem. This is useless as you are not having freedom to install apps of your choice from playstore. I can't even get Sonyliv. Horrible OS. Now I am trapped for years after buying this TV. Don't buy LG or other non-android TV unless you can affford to throw it in weeks. When will LG grow up?

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I am also another stupid to buy this lg smart TV.  They could not yet solve the problem of real-time shows from Sony Liv even after several requests. Apart from the limitations of the lg webOS today I am finding streaks of horizontal lines obstructing the view at the bottom of the LED panel. This happened just one and a half year after the purchase of the product. I feel really cheated buying the TV. 

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2 minutes ago, S Biswas said:

I am also another stupid to buy this lg smart TV.  They could not yet solve the problem of real-time shows from Sony Liv even after several requests. Apart from the limitations of the lg webOS today I am finding streaks of horizontal lines obstructing the view at the bottom of the LED panel. This happened just one and a half year after the purchase of the product. I feel really cheated buying the TV. 

All LG TV panels have 2 yr warranty. Get it replaced. As far as Sony LIV is concerned didn’t you see the app was not available for webOS at the time of your purchase.

Its Sony LIV who has been dragging the development of the app.

Just get a 2000₹  firetv stick and be dine with it.  Why make all the fuss for 2k.

My message is harsh but you should accept the truth.

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35 minutes ago, Karan Batra said:

All LG TV panels have 2 yr warranty. Get it replaced. As far as Sony LIV is concerned didn’t you see the app was not available for webOS at the time of your purchase.

Its Sony LIV who has been dragging the development of the app.

Just get a 2000₹  firetv stick and be dine with it.  Why make all the fuss for 2k.

My message is harsh but you should accept the truth.

Your harsh message indicates that I have to replace the panel every 2 years. Nice to know it. Thanks!!

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41 minutes ago, S Biswas said:

Your harsh message indicates that I have to replace the panel every 2 years. Nice to know it. Thanks!!

No my message indicates that get a fire stick or a device suitable to you  to cater to smart needs, every tv has some apps/features missing.

As for the panel its all about luck, your got damaged but in warranty, you can claim it; it doesn’t mean it will go bad every two years.

P.S irrespective of the brand. 
 

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On 6/13/2020 at 8:29 AM, Surojit Bhattacharjee said:

The sales person in showroom pushed for LG saying it has better sound and picture richness. But obviously didn't reveal big shortcomings of non-android smart TV in today's ecosystem. This is useless as you are not having freedom to install apps of your choice from playstore. I can't even get Sonyliv. Horrible OS. Now I am trapped for years after buying this TV. Don't buy LG or other non-android TV unless you can affford to throw it in weeks. When will LG grow up?

You trusted a sales person!  Sound more like you did not do your own research before purchasing.  Well that was two mistakes you made.

The reason that the large TV manufacturers (by market share and production of their own panels) have their own non-Android eco-system is because of money.  LG and Samsung are not going to swap to Android TV, there is just no financial advantage to it.

Buy yourself the new Google Chromecast with Google TV, a small outlay to satisfy you Android itch.

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No, I wanted a horse and I paid a high price for a pretty looking donkey.

Unfortunately I was persuaded by the sales hype.

I enjoy watching quite a bit of television but now the screen is damaged by LGs bad programming.

If like many people I had not used any of the SMART TVs capabilities, I would still have ended up with a poor viewing experience.

If you don't want a professionally integrated smart TV with all that goes with it then buy a dumb TV.

 

 

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On 6/18/2020 at 11:00 PM, eddiez said:

A TV is meant for providing an image on a screen. LG is the best for that. If you want to play with apps, get a tablet or pc and mirror your screen. Or even use your phone. 

Don't expect a car to fly. 

Wrong! These devices are supposed to be much more than a mere TV , they are sold as SMART TVs . The 'smart' appellation indicates it is supposed to be much more than an ordinary TV . When I bought mine I expected it to be able to browse the Internet just as I do on a laptop but the LG WebOS system falls far short of anything I have used before. The lack of internal memory and poor memory management means it continually shuts down the browser when using memory intensive apps such as Google map's. The browser home page has fixed areas of strong colour burns marks on the screen unless you continually switch to full screen mode . Even the subtitles have burned the bottom area of the screen , pixel refreshing does repair the damage, I now have to put up with a very low picture quality . I know about electronic hardware and software design and I think the LG designers should be shot! I'm advising all my friends and acquaintances to avoid LG SMART TVs.

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