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Who's still developing non-smart TV's?

Who's still developing non-smart TV's? Almost all of them? I believe your basic assumption is flawed. I'm assuming you're defining a "smart TV" as one that has installable/hackable software or at ...
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4k 40" TV for programming

I have bought Philips 43puh4900. Positive: there a lot of parameters to set. After some time you find the combination that works well as a monitor. you can also avoid overscan/underscan easily the ...
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Who's still developing non-smart TV's?

If you want a modern TV without all the perceived smart-TV risk, just buy any TV with the features you want and disable the Internet and wireless settings. Boom, instant non-smart TV. I had a ...
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Cheap solution to connect PC to TV

This VGA to HDMI with audio adapter is what you are looking for. It costs a little more than you were hoping, but there aren't many of these things around, and it has a lot of good reviews. $22.42 ...
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Any REAL wireless webcams, that can be carried around and stream live in house?

There are quite a few options available to you, depending on how much comfort you want to have vs. how much money you want to spend. 1. There are a few do-it-yourself solutions as suggested by @filo ...
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TV with broken audio jack how to connect wireless headphones?

I personally use the Avantree Audiokast ($50) to connect my bluetooth headphones to my tv, and have been very happy with the functionality. I have mine connected via an optical cable currently.
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TV with small diagonal (32") without 4K resolution? Is that still up to date?

a 32" TV, even at 1080p, can be difficult to view from a distance, as a TV (not computer monitor) should. I've bought a 32" TV @ 1080p rather than the 720p; if I were to do it again I would ...
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TV with small diagonal (32") without 4K resolution? Is that still up to date?

I have never heared of such thing (because the market for small TVs has died down) but there are monitors that size in 4K and smaller, which can be used as a TV, although they don't come with "...
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4k 40" TV for programming

tl;dr The Samsung KU6290 is a 40" 4K TV for around $300. It has HDMI 2.0, Chroma 4:4:4, input lag of around 35ms, and has been recommended on Amazon for use as a computer monitor. The 6290 is ...
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Cheap solution to connect PC to TV

There are a couple of things you could do.... Option 1: VGA to HDMI Adapter The cheapest one I found with relatively good ratings was (at the time of this post) $17 available on Amazon. VGA being ...
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New TV for YouTube, Twitch, Amazon and Netflix

I mostly use it for watching Youtube and Twitch on it, also a few TV Shows and Movies via Amazon Prime and Netflix. Occasionally but quite rare I play with my PS4 or my Switch on the TV. ... So, the ...
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Small TV furniture (current screen is 55") also fits a much larger 75" screen?

The screen size can be much larger than the stand which supports the screen. As all of the forces are transmitted to the surface by the stand, one needs only to have a surface which will safely ...
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Best TV brands for privacy

I have a Sony smart TV, but I leave the Wifi non-configured. Meaning, I don't use any of the Smart features. Not sure you can beat that for privacy. Hook up rabbit ears and nobody will know you're ...
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Monitor as TV - are lack of 24p and Dolby Vision a big deal?

Dolby Vision is a brand of HDR (High Dynamic Range), this certainly isn't something that's common to have on any TV or monitor. 24p usually refers to a 24 frames per second video, which is the ...
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Best Device For Learning About Sending TCP Packets

I would start with software - Wireshark works on both Windows and Linux and lets you see all the packets reaching your computer. It's free. Also read about magic packets - wake on LAN has nothing to ...
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What are some good large 4K TVs with plenty of HDMI 2.0a/b or 2.1 ports?

Like @mbmast says in the comments, it might be more logical to have a full AV Receiver. That is the device that is meant to do this. But as for a TV, I think that the 2017 Visio P55-E1 ticks most, if ...
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A Universal Remote that detects what devices are On or Off

To the best of my knowledge TV remotes use 1 way infra-red signals. Remote systems that plug into your various devices https://www.pulse-eight.com/p/104/usb-hdmi-cec-adapter I have no idea how ...
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Device to view TV shows and movies stored on a hard drive in an organized manner

Like BigElittles, I'm a Plex fan, and my current preferred method for viewing my own videos and photos is Plex-through-Amazon-Firestick. If I had a smart TV (w/web browser), I may have accessed Plex ...
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Device to view TV shows and movies stored on a hard drive in an organized manner

I would recommend a piece of software called plex media server. With a piece of hardware to attach to your TV. Plex is very responsive on gen 1 amazon firesticks, so 35$ and you are off to the races. ...
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My TV only has SCART connector, how can I hook it to my computer?

You could use a HDMI to SCART converter like this one. Operation is fairly simple, you take the HDMI output from your computer and plug it into the HDMI input on the converter, then plug your TV's ...
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Hardware to connect PC to analog TV

You need a DVI-Male to VGA adapter: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002IWP87S plus a VGA to Component converter to connect the PC to the analog TV.
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A/V receiver for HDMI, optical audio in

As far as HDMI pass-thru receivers, yes they are on the market. I am currently using a Denon AVR-1513 to route output from my PC/Xbox One, to my HDTV via HDMI. This specific unit has 3 input with ...
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Any REAL wireless webcams, that can be carried around and stream live in house?

Perhaps you could use a cheap tablet or smartphone with a streaming app? You could also use a BananaPi with extra batteries, camera module and USB WiFi stick (or BananaPro with built-in WiFi). ...
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The cheapest Samsung Smart TV running Tizen with at least firmware version 1400

It seems that the best way to find a compatible Samsung TV is to check the firmware version on the Samsung Support pages. You can check that the downloadable firmware for that TV set is above 1400. ...
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Connecting cable box to laptop to view TV in real time

Get a capture card! The AVerMedia AVerCapture HD that you linked is along the lines of what you want, but it's not my top recommendation. Take a look at the Elgato HD60 S, a low latency USB 3.0 HDMI ...
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HDTV with HEVC (h.265 / x.265) support?

I have a 55' Samsung Q6FN. It's a QLED TV. It has everything you listed except for 3D. The current model is the Q70R. It costs around 1.2k USD. Check out the RTINGS review for this TV. https://www....
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Network connected device to manipulate HDMI-CEC?

I found this on a forum. i was using OpenELEC 5.0.5 for RPi1 on my old RPi1B+ and CEC was working well on my TV. today, i just received my new RPi2 and i installed OpenELEC 5.0.5 for RPi2. also ...
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