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This $50 Stick Turns Any HDTV Into an Android-Powered Smart TV

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Duane, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. Duane

    Duane Active Member

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    Looks like a pretty good deal if the UI is easy to use and responsive.

    http://gizmodo.com/5947223/this-50-stick-turns-any-hdtv-into-an-android powered-smart-tv

    If you're wondering how you can breathe life into that old TV set, the FAVI SmartStick might be what you're looking for. For $50, you get a dongle that provides your TV with Android and access to streaming movies and music.

    The stick, which runs Jelly Bean and packs 4GB of storage, plugs into any HDMI port and uses baked-in Wi-Fi to provide access to the likes of Netflix, Hulu, Epix, YouTube, and Pandora. It comes as standard with a full internet browser, but because it runs Android you can download anything from the Play store, too....
  2. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    Huh. My HDTV already has all of that.
  3. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    does it have a browser? i've got the samsung 8000 series plasma tv with "smart tv" but no browser and no options to download one. i wanted to watch the last resort on TV, not my computer, so i had to hook up a small IBM pc to the tv and it's a pain. i'd have to buy a $1600+ TV again to get the 9000 series to get a browser on my TV to do this or just "surf".

    for the browser alone it would be worth it to me. i need to look into this.
  4. Duane

    Duane Active Member

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    I normally get the base model TV without all the extra stuff because the built in software is generally stuck in time. So something like this would be nice for me.
  5. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    I am not sure. Haven't really explored everything...I want to say yes but I am really just not sure. The TV is a fairly high end Sony 3D one, pretty new.
  6. Dallas

    Dallas Old bulletproof tiger

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    Don't worry, it doesn't have a web browser.

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