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The most important things to consider when shopping for a best smart tv are screen size, picture quality, sound quality, and connectivity. The advent of smart TVs, however, has brought another dimension of capability to your video experience.

Smart TVs dominate store shelves, but do you really need one? To find out, let's explore:
In a nutshell, a smart TV incorporates an operating system/platform that allows you to access, manage, and view online and network-based media content without the need to connect to an additional box (such as a Roku or Firestick).
Smart TVs access online content by connecting to the same broadband router and Ethernet or Wi-Fi network that you use to connect your computer to the internet. Ethernet provides the most stable connection, but if your TV is in a different room or a long distance from your router, Wi-Fi might be more convenient.

Once your TV is connected and turned on, you'll be prompted to enter any login information required by your ISP (Internet Service Provider). The smart TV will display an on-screen menu that includes a list of available internet channels provided in the form of apps (similar to the apps on a smartphone). Some apps come preloaded, and you can download more to add to the TV's app library.

When you click on the icon for a specific channel/app, you are taken to its content offerings, which you can select and view.

Exactly how you navigate through the smart TV menu and manage your apps varies with the brand and model.

During the last few years, one of the popular buzz words in the world of consumer electronics has been the Smart TV. Some people may have heard about where others are not sure what it is or why they would want to own one.

A Smart TV represents the marriage between your television and the Internet. Along with your regular programming that you get from your cable or satellite television provider, you can access content and programming on the Internet from the same device.


The content can include video streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu, online photo websites such as Picasa and Flickr, social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, and on-demand news, sports, weather, and other content. This means that the Smart TV enhance the power of your big screen television by allowing you to access the best of the Internet and enjoy it with a big screen type of experience.

There are several ways you can access Smart TV. The best way is to invest in a television that has Smart TV capability built-in with Internet connectivity that can be wired or wireless. Additionally, all the major Smart TV manufacturers offer Smart TV options with a few hundred apps, services and icons that provide you with access to a wealth of online content.

If you are happy with your existing TV and you still want Smart TV, another option is to pick up a media box that can provide you with Smart TV service. A media box such as Roku has the capability to access the Internet so you can enjoy online content using your existing TV.

You can also opt to use a Blu-ray player that is equipped with Internet connectivity. Typically, there is a sticker on the outside of the Blu-ray player that tells you the device is Smart TV ready. Additionally, you can opt to use a video game system such as Nintendo, Wii, Xbox 360 will allow you to access web services such as Netflix along with a host of other on-demand Internet services

The above options answer the questions asked by many, “Doesn’t a Blu-ray player, media box or video gaming device make your TV a Smart TV? If so, then why do I need a Smart TV?” Well, with the increased popularity of the Smart TV, the above options for accessing Smart TV are rapidly becoming somewhat antiquated. Plus, you are looking at deploying additional hardware and cable connections to provide Smart TV service for an older big screen television.

Smart TV Primary Benefits
The main benefit of owning a Smart TV is you can have access to the best content of both worlds in one device as opposed to having a Blu-ray player or media box along with a big screen television and all of the required hardware for connectivity. Additionally, many Smart TVs are being equipped for next generation technologies that are underway but have been yet to be released on the market. A prime example of this is the acquisition of webOS by LG Electronics, a major manufacturer of flat screen televisions.

During 2013, LG Electronics acquired webOS from Hewlett-Packard which is an operating system formerly used with older mobile devices such as Palm OS. HP later made various versions of webOS to include in various devices such as the HP TouchPad tablet.

LG Electronics acquired webOS in order to support the technology for its next generation smart TVs. The primary goal of the acquisition is to bring an all-in-one device with Internet connectivity to the consumer electronics market and to prepare consumers for the upcoming generation of connected devices designed for sharing, communicating, and high volume content consumption.

LG Electronics unveiled its first Smart TV with webOS at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January 2014. The Smart TV incorporates Internet connectivity, hardware, and software into a slimmed down space saving device that is designed to make television use simple again. And instead of having to navigate through multiple screens, you can use one screen to access all apps including those you have used in the past and the ones you want to use in the future.

The LG Smart TV with webOS sets a solid example of the main benefits of owning a Smart TV. The video below will help you to see how far Smart TVs have come along with a little bit about where they are headed in the future.

So, we talked about the benefits of owning a Smart TV as an all-in-one device that provides you with conventional TV programming and access to the Internet. We also pointed out the benefits of preparing for new and emerging technologies coming up for Internet connected devices. Let’s talk about some of the other benefits a Smart TV has to offer to your living space and daily life.


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