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Posted: 10/29/19 04:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We went to watch a Netflix movie night before last. A message popped up stating that effective Dec 1st our pretty expensive high end but older TV was going to be moved to the bedroom as a spare. Not in those words of course.
Evidently other streaming services will be involved as well. I've seen Roku mentioned when I went to research this. I would imagine FireSticks will be in play as well as others.
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What exactly did the POP UP say.

Note that proprietary codecs are a way of increasing company profits (or so the board believes) My Response would be to cancel my account.


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Geez... Give us a hint at what you're talking about.

What was the message?

And also - you don't use Netflix in the bedroom?


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We also saw that message on our oldest Sony flatscreen. It said something like:
“Starting December 1, this device will no longer be supported by Netflix”. I think there was also a reference to a list of supported devices somewhere.

It seemed clear to me that it was referring to the TV itself. I’m not a TV watcher myself, but there are others in the household who are. I’ll leave it up to the boss to handle.

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https://devices.netflix.com/en/compatible-devices/

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Smart TVs aren't such a smart idea after all. No surprise there. It's the equivalent of a VHS player or DVD built into a TV. Sooner or later it's obsolete. Don't buy a new TV. Buy a Roku and keep your TV where it is. Our TV at home is 11 years old. I only replaced the Roku once due to being too old to support the latest streaming apps, like Netflix.


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Both Netflix and Amazon Prime have stopped supporting certain devices -- in our case it was a BlueRay DVD player with WiFi. (My TV is a big rear projection unit with no WiFi.)

I went to Blockbuster and came home with a Roku plus another gadget (don't rememer what it is called) that plugs into the Roku and has actual wires going to the TV. Everything works fine now.

ps: Oh, the "other gadget" is an Insignia HDMI to RCA Converter.

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just buy this and move on, my 3k tv back in 06 barely supported anything. i didn't buy it for the built in apps

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At some point in time you just have to bite the bullet and dump the trusty Magnavox [emoticon]

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RoyF wrote:

Both Netflix and Amazon Prime have stopped supporting certain devices -- in our case it was a BlueRay DVD player with WiFi. (My TV is a big rear projection unit with no WiFi.)

I went to Blockbuster and came home with a Roku plus another gadget (don't rememer what it is called) that plugs into the Roku and has actual wires going to the TV. Everything works fine now.

ps: Oh, the "other gadget" is an Insignia HDMI to RCA Converter.


Blockbuster?? There is only one left in the world. So I have heard. Oregon I think.


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