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Samsung and Vizio Control US Smart TV Market


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#1 of 5 OFFLINE   Kevin Collins

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Posted March 12 2014 - 08:55 AM

Strategy Analytics recently did a report on Smart TV market share in the US.  Sammy had 29.6% and Vizio had 24.4% of Smart TV share.

 

That's interesting, but the bigger question to me is how many people actually use the Smart TV feature?  The reason I ask is last night I was at a friends house who had a recently purchased Sammy LCD TV.  What was he using for his "Smart TV"?  Tivo and Apple TV.  I found it ironic that he could get similiar functionality with the Smart TV part of his Sammy, but he was using other components.

 

I think that speaks volumes to how relevant Smart TV is to consumers... 

 

Do you use the Smart TV functionality in your TV?


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#2 of 5 OFFLINE   Charles Smith

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Posted March 12 2014 - 03:17 PM

Do you use the Smart TV functionality in your TV?

 

I don't even know what it is, or whether mine is one.  Seriously.



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Posted March 19 2014 - 01:24 PM

I use Netflix and CinemaNow on my Panny plasma in my HT with the ARC feeding my receiver. My other two TVs are equipped with a Netflix enabled BD player and a Roku 2 respectively. I don't know if I would buy another Smart TV, as if/when I go projection, I will likely build an HTPC for that, which would give me access to Netflix and CinemaNow.


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#4 of 5 OFFLINE   Jim Mcc

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Posted March 19 2014 - 02:43 PM

Most new TV's coming out will probably be smart TV's anyway. I don't have one, but if I did, I would try it both ways, and see if the TV worked better or Blu-ray player, etc.

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Posted March 23 2014 - 10:18 AM

That's interesting, but the bigger question to me is how many people actually use the Smart TV feature?  The reason I ask is last night I was at a friends house who had a recently purchased Sammy LCD TV.  What was he using for his "Smart TV"?  Tivo and Apple TV.  I found it ironic that he could get similiar functionality with the Smart TV part of his Sammy, but he was using other components.

 

 

From your comments I suspect that your friend had the TiVo and ATV before he/she bought the Samsung? In that case he probably just hooked everything back up the same as it was before. Also, I don't agree with the suggestion that the TV can do everything a TiVo or an ATV does. It may have a guide and online access, but I don't think smart TVs have recording capability yet. And IIRC, the ATV offers iTunes, which probably isn't available from the TV alone.


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