Here Comes the Competition

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  1. tenthplanet

    tenthplanet Well-Known Member

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    :D:eek::D:eek::confused:
     
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  2. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    You're kidding....right?
     
  3. tenthplanet

    tenthplanet Well-Known Member

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    Nope, any one working from home needs ethernet, it's a tool. Your neighbors microwave can interfere with wi-fi. Toys..
     
  4. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    I am (and have been for many years) a homeowner; I work from both the office and home, but I am FAR from affluent. And I don't consider my wifi a "toy".
     
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  5. rczrider

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    Ah, okay, now I get it. You're stuck in 2014.

    802.11ac / Wi-Fi 5 uses the 5GHz spectrum which is significantly less crowded than the 2.4GHz spectrum of 802.11bgn. If you're telling me a microwave can interfere with your internet (which, along with things like baby monitors and cordless phones, is true), that means you should be spending your money on a new router and not streaming devices. Usage of the 5GHz spectrum in population-dense areas (aka, apartments) simply is not an issue.

    Also, I worked from home 50% of the time before quarantine and have been doing it 100% for more than 3 months. But I guess my $40 router makes me "affluent", eh?
     
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  6. babsonnexus

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  7. ElT60

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    There are more than a few doing this already.

    Android TV Guide - Televisions

    Often they haven't been imported into the USA. ( and the manufacturers that committed to FireTV have problems if also have phones they construct. Google licensing of Android doesn't mix well with non Play Store Android implementations. ). Sony has been on Android TV for awhile. Hisense also. However, back in 2019 TCL jump to #1 for a while in terms of units sold ( not in revenue made, that was Samsung. ). In terms, of getting more units sold this should help at the low-mid range of the market.
     
  8. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Only if your wifi is not setup properly. In the last thirteen years,I have never had a microwave affect my 2.4ghz wifi. But then I have a properly setup wifi network. Which also means not putting an Access Point right next to a microwave.

    I've always had multiple Access Points setup, whichnis also required for a properly setup wifi network. Currently I use five APs. And I still use both 2.4ghz and 5ghz wif(and hopefully 6ghz soon) to accommodate my over sixty wifi devices at home.

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  9. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    That is interesting that they will start doing that. Your average consumer is already confused. That will add even more confusion to the average consumer.

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  10. rczrider

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    In their defense, they're right that the 2.4GHz spectrum is insanely crowded in population-dense areas. I agree that while your microwave can interfere, it generally doesn't. The 2.4GHz spectrum is something of a free-for-all, so cordless phones and baby monitors are more likely to be an issue. And if you live in NYC, for example, you might genuinely have trouble running a BGN network.

    But AC / 5GHz isn't exactly new. If a person can spend $50 on a streaming device, they can shell out the same for a better wireless router. They're not expensive.
     

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