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Re: What TV to Buy
« Reply #375 on: October 11, 2021, 10:49:58 AM »
Bit of a random one and didnít know where to post but anyone having problems watching gaa club games on beo.sportlive on their TVsí,itís a deadly service and can watch on my phone or tablet but when I try to on the Sony smart tv I have it just lags and stutters.

I just use the internet explorer app on the tv to watch it,would using chrome or some other browser help?? Maybe some setting that is preventing it from playing? Canít seem to get the screen mirroring working from my iPhone to the tv either,maybe it needs to be an Apple TV.

Is there such a thing as a lead you can get that you plug into the iPhone and into the tv that allows your phone screen to appear on your tv?? I could play the game on the phone and watch it on the tv thru the lead??

Sorry for such a random post of questions
Sounds like a Chromecast would help you. Plug it into the TV and cast video or the phone/tablet screen to your TV.

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« Reply #376 on: October 11, 2021, 11:13:55 AM »
Some TVs have a mirroring function as well. Maybe check that first.
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« Reply #377 on: October 11, 2021, 11:25:17 AM »
Some TVs have a mirroring function as well. Maybe check that first.

Yeah try the screen mirroring function on the phone, the wife would have used that for the likes of training classes during lockdown
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« Reply #378 on: October 11, 2021, 12:48:03 PM »
Some TVs have a mirroring function as well. Maybe check that first.

Yeah googled that option and tried to set it up but can never get the option of my tv to show up on the screen mirroring section of phone. Random thing is if Iím watching a video on Facebook it always alerts me to the option of connecting to my tv and watching it there,does it quickly and works every time but that option donít seem available when Iím watching gaa game on beosport.annoying watching on phone when 55Ē across the room.

Il have a look at this chrome cast option that was mentioned above maybe


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« Reply #380 on: October 11, 2021, 04:16:04 PM »
Some TVs have a mirroring function as well. Maybe check that first.

Yeah googled that option and tried to set it up but can never get the option of my tv to show up on the screen mirroring section of phone. Random thing is if Iím watching a video on Facebook it always alerts me to the option of connecting to my tv and watching it there,does it quickly and works every time but that option donít seem available when Iím watching gaa game on beosport.annoying watching on phone when 55Ē across the room.

Il have a look at this chrome cast option that was mentioned above maybe

From my own experience, the difference in performance  between mirroring and casting via a Chromecast is night and day. Chromecast is a great piece of kit.

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Re: What TV to Buy
« Reply #381 on: October 11, 2021, 05:24:26 PM »
Can someone explain mirroring to me?

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« Reply #382 on: October 11, 2021, 06:00:15 PM »
Can someone explain mirroring to me?

Benny. A mirror image of your phone appears on your TV. You could for example start a movie, photo slideshow etc on your phone (everything you do is replicated or mirrored on the TV. You go full screen and it appears full screen on your TB. Can be quite laggy compared to casting.

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« Reply #383 on: October 12, 2021, 12:30:52 AM »
Can someone explain mirroring to me?

Benny. A mirror image of your phone appears on your TV. You could for example start a movie, photo slideshow etc on your phone (everything you do is replicated or mirrored on the TV. You go full screen and it appears full screen on your TB. Can be quite laggy compared to casting.

A mirror image of your phone on the tv not a good idea the wife might find out who is txting you  ;D

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Re: What TV to Buy
« Reply #384 on: October 15, 2021, 10:24:48 PM »

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« Reply #385 on: October 18, 2021, 07:24:33 AM »
https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/tv-and-home-entertainment/televisions/televisions/jvc-lt-55cf890-fire-tv-edition-55-smart-4k-ultra-hd-hdr-led-tv-with-amazon-alexa-10195289-pdt.html

Highly recommend lads

In the market for a TV as last one fcuked.

Whats good about this one.

Are there likely to be reductions on black Friday?

If you use IPTV this is the tv for you - no fire stick required as its already built in. I also find it very responsive compared to using the firestick plugged into the tv.

I purchased a 65" for £599 4K Ultra HD which i found to be excellent value.

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« Reply #386 on: October 18, 2021, 03:45:16 PM »
Resolution doesn't equate to picture quality. If you've the money and are prepared to spend it, an OLED from LG or QLED from Samsung or MicroLED from whoever is light years ahead of anything else in the market. A TV simply being labelled 4K or Ultra HD is meaningless. It should be pretty difficult to buy a new TV these days that isn't 4K.
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« Reply #387 on: April 16, 2022, 08:51:16 PM »
I'm in the market for a new TV and after recommendations for a good Smart TV.
By "good" I think I mean that it has good apps; like is it possible to watch Sky Sports / BT Sport if you subscribe to them?
Is it possible to get the functionality of a Firestick built into a Smart TV nowadays?

What other things are there to consider?

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Re: What TV to Buy
« Reply #388 on: April 16, 2022, 08:55:28 PM »
Joe, if youíre like me - and donít understand how people can obsess on the difference in picture quality between two TVs even side by side, but want an impressive, ready to play TV with very few leads - get last yearís model in Samsung or Sony.


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« Reply #389 on: April 16, 2022, 09:00:45 PM »
Joe, if youíre like me - and donít understand how people can obsess on the difference in picture quality between two TVs even side by side, but want an impressive, ready to play TV with very few leads - get last yearís model in Samsung or Sony.
Yeah, I'm definitely not obsessive about picture quality. I'd be more interested in ensuring that the young lad could watch the Saturday 3pm soccer games; so its the functionality I'd be after