Vizo vs. Samsung Internet App Experience
November 21, 2011 7:40 AM Subscribe
I need a new TV. Which one has the best Internet Apps. My research shows that Samsung and Vizio are the best priced TVs with Apps but which one has the best experience are there other brands I should be considering? Details below.....
posted by jmsta to Technology (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Currently we have a 4+ year old vizio 50" plasma. Connected to this we have a Dish Network VIP622 DVR , a Wii, a PC, and a DVD player. We use the VIP622 the most for consuming content. We also use Netflix and Hulu on the PC regularly. The Wii and the DVD player get used once every few months at most. I am happy with the A/V quality from all sources but the over all experience leaves much to be desired. The devil is in the details.....
Here are my frustrations:
The Dish Remote will turn the TV on and off and control the volume but will not switch inputs on the TV. So we always have to keep both remotes handy.
If the computer is in sleep mode or turned off the TV will turn itself off as soon as you switch to that input.
I use the iPhone with "Hippo Remote" to navigate the PC, this is OK and probably the best experience I can expect for navigating a standard desktop from the couch.
I want to find a TV with integrated apps that reduces the need to use the PC for consuming content. I don't want to eliminate the PC because I know there will always be some content that I will only be able to view on the PC.
I haven't seen or used any of the new generation of Internet enabled TVs. The VIP 622 offers a lot of internet content but the implementation is awful. It is a painful experience to browser through their selection of their network video. (However I do applaud Dish for extending the functionality of my 4+ year old receiver and I understand its likely the hardware limitations that cause the poor user experience.)
So my question is:
Which TV manufacture provides the best overall consumer experience with their internet apps?