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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 least some type of Internet connection. A quick search shows that there are still many, many TVs being developed and produced that have none of this; just a nice ...


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If you want to consolidate remote controls, I always recommend a Logitech Harmony. There are various models that have additional features (ie. touch screens, how many devices it can control at once, quick setup, etc.) One awesome thing about all models of the Harmony, is that they all use the same database for compatibility. You can search if your devices ...


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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 screen is matte not glare so you can use it many hours at a day for programming 43 is better then 40 so you can split the screen in 4 monitors Negative: I made ...


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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 You can use a Raspberry Pi + Camera + USB Battery pack to setup something, but it requires some effort and it's not going to be the most easy-to-use option. 2....


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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 Converts VGA Source to HDMI Display Supports Audio Function for HDMI Monitor and TV Powered by USB Port Cable Length: 8"


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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 cutting-edge (for the time) 60" Sharp Aquos four-color 240fps 3D full HDTV for over a year before I turned the Internet on. I just had no use for it (at the time). ...


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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 here CEC is working well Several people have report being able to do this with a raspberry pi 2. The device is $35 and you will need a 5v power supply,SD ...


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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 identical to the KU6300 except for the smart remote control. I've been doing a ton of research on monitors, televisions and display technology. My goal was to purchase ...


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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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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 an analog signal and HDMI being digital, there's no getting around the fact that you have to convert the signal. Note: You will need to supply your own HDMI ...


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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. As a reasonable answer to this question, we found this device: Samsung UE32J5550 80 cm At a price of 327 Euros at the time of writing. Small enough to fit on ...


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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 do with TCP. In fact it does not even use IP! Going further - some better routers, such as the MikroTik Hex allow you to sniff all the traffic going through ...


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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 not all, your requirements: https://www.vizio.com/tvs/pseries/p55e1.html


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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 many you would need, but you could plug up to 4 into a $35 raspberry pi directly, or more than that with a powered USB hub. or somehow wirelessly ping your ...


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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 via the web interface - I have Plex running as a service on my home server. I also use Kodi; it's possibly more expandable than Plex, but certainly I think Plex ...


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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. Plex will sort and organize your videos. Along with downloading all of the metadata you'd like. Subtitles, links to trailers, poster art.. you name it.. ...


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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 SCART cable into the SCART output on the converter. Since your computer has a VGA output, add a VGA to HDMI converter like this one. VGA output -> VGA to HDMI ...


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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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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 one output as far as HDMI goes, along with the usual optical/coaxial/RCA/ outputs you would expect. Mine is a bit lower end so it only has pin connectors ...


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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 capture card (should work just fine with your laptop's USB 3.0 ports.) It's not exactly cheap by any means at $180, but it's the best I know of. You should ...


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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.rtings.com/tv/reviews/samsung/q70-q70r-qled


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