• samsung tv, internet browser

    From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to All on Sun Jan 1 08:16:00 2023
    Is there anyone here a Samsung smarttv owner? I'm wondering if
    the built-in browser cooperates with the functionality of this
    site:

    https://bbs.lc/oKmby

    https://www.lioapplications.lrc.gov.on.ca/CLUPA/ index.html?viewer=CLUPA.CLUPA&locale=en-CA




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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Ogg on Sun Jan 1 20:29:29 2023
    Re: samsung tv, internet browser
    By: Ogg to All on Sun Jan 01 2023 08:16 am

    Is there anyone here a Samsung smarttv owner? I'm wondering if
    the built-in browser cooperates with the functionality of this
    site:

    https://bbs.lc/oKmby

    https://www.lioapplications.lrc.gov.on.ca/CLUPA/ index.html?viewer=CLUPA.CLUPA&locale=en-CA

    i'm not sure where our original remote is. we have a newer curved one that's about 4 years old and then an older one.

    i'm sure it wouldn't function well. the built in browser is shit. https://robotpoweredhome.com/internet-browser-on-samsung-tv/
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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MRO on Mon Jan 2 17:49:00 2023
    Hello MRO!

    i'm sure it wouldn't function well. the built in browser is shit. https://robotpoweredhome.com/internet-browser-on-samsung-tv/

    Most of the CONS about the browser are:

    [o] Java applications are not compatible.

    [o] Flash video files are not supported.

    [o] It cannot play certain HTML5-based audio/video content.

    But sofar, most sites even YT (they are HTML5 since many years
    ago now) work OK, so that article is outdated.

    The first-time use of the browser seemed to have issues with
    certain sites. But an update was available. After that, most
    sites cooperated very well.

    The browser is Tizen. The update seems to support HTML5 now.

    The TV itself was a floor model and the user got it at half
    price. It's a fairly badass 42" or something.

    Another option might be to install a conventional browser and
    operate that as an app.


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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Ogg on Mon Jan 2 22:43:41 2023
    Re: samsung tv, internet browser
    By: Ogg to MRO on Mon Jan 02 2023 05:49 pm

    But sofar, most sites even YT (they are HTML5 since many years
    ago now) work OK, so that article is outdated.

    The first-time use of the browser seemed to have issues with
    certain sites. But an update was available. After that, most
    sites cooperated very well.

    my ex's old samsung tv actually used to work with htmlterm

    anyways, you dont know until you use it.
    it's not a good browser, no matter how you cut it.

    on this newer tv we have i wouldnt want to use it.
    The TV itself was a floor model and the user got it at half
    price. It's a fairly badass 42" or something.

    Another option might be to install a conventional browser and
    operate that as an app.

    Have them get an androidtv box if they want to use their television for more than a television.

    you can get one on amazon with a gaming controller with keyboard and mouse built in, and a remote control for 40 bucks

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Ogg on Tue Jan 3 11:47:00 2023
    Re: samsung tv, internet browser
    By: Ogg to MRO on Tue Jan 03 2023 08:24 am

    Another option might be to install a conventional browser and
    operate that as an app.

    Have them get an androidtv box if they want to use their television for more than a television.

    The client is a bit of a luddite. Extra gear just confuses
    him.


    yeah that tv browser will really fuck him.

    Have them get an androidtv box if they want to use their television for more than a television.

    The client is a bit of a luddite. Extra gear just confuses
    him.

    he could do a lot with an androidtv box.
    the tv browser is the wrong tool for the job.
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  • From Tracker1@VERT/TRN to MRO on Tue Jan 3 17:27:25 2023
    On 1/2/23 21:43, MRO wrote:

    my ex's old samsung tv actually used to work with htmlterm

    anyways, you dont know until you use it.
    it's not a good browser, no matter how you cut it.

    on this newer tv we have i wouldnt want to use it.

    Depends, the software has seen updates... it's a fork of Chrome for Android/Tizen.

    Have them get an androidtv box if they want to use their television
    for more than a television.

    you can get one on amazon with a gaming controller with keyboard and
    mouse built in, and a remote control for 40 bucks

    You can use a USB keyboard/mouse device on the TVs as well, my mom uses
    one for hers.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Tracker1 on Tue Jan 3 23:26:48 2023
    Re: Re: samsung tv, internet browser
    By: Tracker1 to MRO on Tue Jan 03 2023 05:27 pm


    on this newer tv we have i wouldnt want to use it.

    Depends, the software has seen updates... it's a fork of Chrome for Android/Tizen.


    it depends on the tv.


    you can get one on amazon with a gaming controller with keyboard and mouse built in, and a remote control for 40 bucks

    You can use a USB keyboard/mouse device on the TVs as well, my mom uses
    one for hers.

    .... it depends on the tv.
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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MRO on Tue Jan 3 23:37:00 2023
    Hello MRO!

    The client is a bit of a luddite. Extra gear just confuses
    him.

    he could do a lot with an androidtv box.
    the tv browser is the wrong tool for the job.

    Actually, the supplied browser is a good enuff intro to
    accessing the internet. The tv can operate purely as just a
    display for an actual pc connected to it, but the extra
    equipment and operation would be a bit overwhelming for him at
    this stage.

    He also has a Samsung tablet that he doesn't like to use at
    all.

    When I get a chance, I will try to see if I can install a
    Chrome app on it. But for now, the supplied browser seems
    quite nice to use, actually.

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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MRO on Tue Jan 3 23:42:00 2023
    Hello MRO!

    Have them get an androidtv box if they want to use their television for more than a television.

    Right now, it's a 50-50 mix of actual TV (satellite) and
    internet (rural internet).


    you can get one on amazon with a gaming controller with keyboard and mouse built in, and a remote control for 40 bucks

    I added a keyboard and mouse. The tv has suitable extra USB
    ports or those. $10 from a thrift shop.



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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Tracker1 on Wed Jan 4 06:02:35 2023
    Re: Re: samsung tv, internet browser
    By: Tracker1 to MRO on Tue Jan 03 2023 05:27 pm

    On 1/2/23 21:43, MRO wrote:

    my ex's old samsung tv actually used to work with htmlterm

    anyways, you dont know until you use it.
    it's not a good browser, no matter how you cut it.

    on this newer tv we have i wouldnt want to use it.

    Depends, the software has seen updates... it's a fork of Chrome for Android/Tizen.


    so does it work on your tv?
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Ogg on Wed Jan 4 06:04:53 2023
    Re: samsung tv, internet browser
    By: Ogg to MRO on Tue Jan 03 2023 11:42 pm

    Hello MRO!

    Have them get an androidtv box if they want to use their television for more than a television.

    Right now, it's a 50-50 mix of actual TV (satellite) and
    internet (rural internet).


    that sounds like it sucks.


    I added a keyboard and mouse. The tv has suitable extra USB
    ports or those. $10 from a thrift shop.

    so we have a 65" ju6700. i updated the apps. it says i have the latest browser. i put in my usb controller and i was able to get into the settings.

    it does not load up
    https://preview.tinyurl.com/2nsxe6hu

    does it work for you?
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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MRO on Thu Jan 5 09:24:00 2023
    Hello MRO!

    it wont render

    Thx for letting me know.

    And.. your tv is using the Tizen browser too?


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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Ogg on Thu Jan 5 20:35:54 2023
    Re: samsung tv, internet browser
    By: Ogg to MRO on Thu Jan 05 2023 09:24 am

    Hello MRO!

    it wont render

    Thx for letting me know.

    And.. your tv is using the Tizen browser too?

    How would i know? it says browser and i run it.
    it's not like a computer where i can click an about box.

    it says it's updated. it's a tad older but it's huge and has all the bells and whistles.

    I don't even use the tv interface. i have a dell hooked up to it and we stream tv and movies on it.

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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MRO on Fri Jan 6 08:13:00 2023
    And.. your tv is using the Tizen browser too?

    How would i know? it says browser and i run it.
    it's not like a computer where i can click an about box.

    YES, there is (at least on the one I was working with).

    Mine has a triple-bar "Settings" icon at the very right, aka
    "hamburger" icon. Clicking that reveals this:

    https://susepaste.org/87163077


    I don't even use the tv interface. i have a dell hooked up to it and we stream tv and movies on it.

    That's pretty good and avoids any limitations and awkwardness
    of an unknown browser. But honestly, I find the Tizen tv
    browser to be quite very much like a regular browser on a pc.


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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Ogg on Sat Jan 7 02:15:08 2023
    Re: samsung tv, internet browser
    By: Ogg to MRO on Fri Jan 06 2023 08:13 am

    Mine has a triple-bar "Settings" icon at the very right, aka
    "hamburger" icon. Clicking that reveals this:

    https://susepaste.org/87163077

    okay now i see.
    mine says 1.0.0.1208 which is weird.
    i guess samsung doesn't want to update it for our tv. too hard!
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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MRO on Sat Jan 7 08:54:00 2023
    Hello MRO!

    https://susepaste.org/87163077

    okay now i see.
    mine says 1.0.0.1208 which is weird.
    i guess samsung doesn't want to update it for our tv. too hard!

    You can force it to check for updates. My friend's tv is over
    4 yrs old, and I did the update for him this year.


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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Ogg on Sat Jan 7 12:20:23 2023
    Re: samsung tv, internet browser
    By: Ogg to MRO on Sat Jan 07 2023 08:54 am

    Hello MRO!

    https://susepaste.org/87163077

    okay now i see.
    mine says 1.0.0.1208 which is weird.
    i guess samsung doesn't want to update it for our tv. too hard!

    You can force it to check for updates. My friend's tv is over
    4 yrs old, and I did the update for him this year.

    well there's a little download arrow on the icon and i clicked it
    so i thought they would do it.

    i'm not planning on using it again, though.
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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to MRO on Sat Jan 7 11:48:29 2023
    Re: samsung tv, internet browser
    By: MRO to Ogg on Sat Jan 07 2023 02:15 am

    okay now i see.
    mine says 1.0.0.1208 which is weird.
    i guess samsung doesn't want to update it for our tv. too hard!

    How old is your Samsung TV? If you already mentioned that in another post, perhaps I don't remember.. I have a Samsung smart TV that I bought in 2015, and I've read Samsung is no longer supporting that platform and are only supporting their 2016 and newer TVs. I don't want to replace that TV yet, so I bought a Roku streaming device to connect to it.

    Nightfox

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Sun Jan 8 03:46:59 2023
    Re: samsung tv, internet browser
    By: Nightfox to MRO on Sat Jan 07 2023 11:48 am

    Re: samsung tv, internet browser
    By: MRO to Ogg on Sat Jan 07 2023 02:15 am

    okay now i see.
    mine says 1.0.0.1208 which is weird.
    i guess samsung doesn't want to update it for our tv. too hard!

    How old is your Samsung TV? If you already mentioned that in another post, perhaps I don't remember.. I have a Samsung smart TV that I bought in 2015, and I've read Samsung is no longer supporting that platform and are only supporting their 2016 and newer TVs. I don't want to replace that TV yet, so I bought a Roku streaming device to connect to it.


    it's not mine, but i looked up the model number and there's a review on it in 2017. it is big, curved and has usb 3 ports.

    my experience with samsung smart tvs is the samsung software sucks. my ex had one and it would update and screw up all the time. hers was older than this one and it would get regular updates for some reason and this was 2018.
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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MRO on Sun Jan 8 14:39:00 2023
    You can force it to check for updates. My friend's tv is over
    4 yrs old, and I did the update for him this year.

    well there's a little download arrow on the icon and i clicked it
    so i thought they would do it.

    i'm not planning on using it again, though.

    Yeah, no point to carry on with a perceived tv update if you
    already have a browsing solution with the pc attached.

    Thx for testing it for me though.

    I was looking for a simple large-screen internet solution for
    use in my shop to demo certain websites and/or products, and
    specifically that Crownland website.

    If I could just mount a smarttv on the wall, and attach a
    mouse/kb, I'd be all set. I wouldn't have room for an
    additional pc nearby.


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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MRO on Fri Mar 3 23:01:00 2023
    Hello MRO!

    ** On Wednesday 04.01.23 - 06:04, MRO wrote to Ogg:

    it does not load up
    https://preview.tinyurl.com/2nsxe6hu

    I just had the chance to try it myself.

    I had the same little activity indicator as in your video.

    But..

    does it work for you?

    Yup.

    https://kolico.ca/tmp/ccc1.jpg
    https://kolico.ca/tmp/ccc2.jpg
    https://kolico.ca/tmp/ccc3.jpg

    It was just a matter of waiting for the activity indicator to
    finish. Then, once in, the response and performance was
    excellent. The aerial shots where loaded very fast.

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