The Shoutbox
Originally Posted by John McClane
Most built in apps on TV are only good for about 6 months to a year. Even the higher end TVs turn to shit eventually. I'm biased, but I say invest in an Apple TV. You can get a good 5 years out of their equipment.
Thatís interesting. I might actually try that. Iím weird as I have most movie subscriptions out there, and I do use them all, but at the same time, I hate smart TVs. Iíd almost rather watch stuff off my laptop via separate apps. I was talked into getting a smart TV against my will, essentially, and now the apps more or less work and donít need updating (that I know of), but the TV part does not. So I cannot actually watch TV off my smart TV. Yet I pay for the TV licenseÖ You couldnít make it up.
Originally Posted by John McClane
Most built in apps on TV are only good for about 6 months to a year. Even the higher end TVs turn to shit eventually. I'm biased, but I say invest in an Apple TV. You can get a good 5 years out of their equipment.
Yeesh, that makes "smart" seem like just a gimmick, doesn't it? Imagine getting a new video game console, but not being able to play games that come out six months after it's released.

Good to know about Apple, though. Will consider it.
Most built in apps on TV are only good for about 6 months to a year. Even the higher end TVs turn to shit eventually. I'm biased, but I say invest in an Apple TV. You can get a good 5 years out of their equipment.
Originally Posted by AgrippinaX
I would probably scream and cry.
I felt like it, but it's my own fault because my old TV's gone from smart to dumb, i.e., the apps don't upgrade any more. Probably need to do all of that with a Roku or Chromecast.
Originally Posted by Torgo
I sit down to watch a movie on Kanopy last night and the "Loading" screen never goes away. If that's not a good enough reason to resurrect the First World Problems meme, I don't know what is.
I would probably scream and cry.
I sit down to watch a movie on Kanopy last night and the "Loading" screen never goes away. If that's not a good enough reason to resurrect the First World Problems meme, I don't know what is.
lol.
they ainít called mournings for nothing
Bleh @ mornings.
4ever.
Definitely not a Trader Joes crowd 😏
Originally Posted by WHITBISSELL!
Originally Posted by Austruck
During Covid, I started using their delivery service (it's about $100/year for unlimited free deliveries of anything in the store). Now I'm hooked on it and almost never have to suffer through the store anymore. Best $100/year I've ever spent.
Originally Posted by Citizen Rules
OMG, I avoid that store like the plaque but just yesterday we had to do some Easter shopping. Normally I'm a happy camper, but in Wally World I became a surly shopper! It was crowded, ugh...
The majority of the time I order online and use the personal shopper option. It's just those quick (yeah right) pop-ins for a few items that are needed for meals and whatnot which turn into a soul sucking experience like John said. They didn't have that available yet during COVID and that was a freaking steeplechase. I covered twice the distance I should have just avoiding people.
UGH. For those quick "I forgot things" trips, I use the neighborhood grocery store about a half mile away. I like supporting them anyway, and they're usually not overly crowded (and often have more checkout lanes open than the Walmart ).