[GRLUG] Stimulus -> new TV (slightly off topic)

Grand Rapids Linux Users Group grlug at grlug.org
Thu Mar 25 12:52:01 EDT 2021

Ok, this is tangentially related.  I have a 40 inch samsung flatscreen.  
1080p.  It's a couple years old. It works perfectly EXCEPT that the 
power button only works about every 5 times, and my kids swear you have 
to unplug and plug it back in a couple times to make it turn on.

My gut tells me it's a loose wire.  I don't care enough to fix it, so we 
bought a new tv (Vizio). This old one is free to a good home, but you 
need to take it soon, my wife doesn't want it cluttering our house 
anymore.  :)

Unrelated, I'm also giving away a Steam Link. My daughter was the 
primary user, and she didn't enjoy the experience.  Works as 
advertised.  Same story, it'll go to good will soon so we don't have 
clutter, so if you want it let me know.


On 3/24/21 2:50 PM, Grand Rapids Linux Users Group wrote:
> OK, .. stimulus check in hand, .. time to replace the 20 year old DLP!
> Samsung seems to be the market leader, .. but when comparing it is pretty
> obvious that they have a good marking department; new models at least
> every year, at least three different types, .. .. ..
> So, .. questions are:
> Is Samsung worth it? Are there any security risks, as the simplicity of
> built-in clients for streaming services will most likely get used?
> Seems like LG is about 1/3 less, .. AND they use WebOS. Parity?
> Thoughts would be appreciated.
>          Lee

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