series on Netflix, funny Clips on Youtube and in the meantime transfer music on Spotify: Modern TV a long time ago TV more than vile the program. Compared to your stupid previous Smart TVs have a huge disadvantage: Many from sniffing out. In an Interview, has told a Top-Manager of the U.S. manufacturer Vizio, Bill Baxter, why that would be different is also hardly possible. At least not to the current prices.

“we are not about collecting data. It’s about making the TV after the sale profitable. This is a murderous industry, you may make 6 per cent profit,” said Baxter in an interview with “The Verge”. “The larger strategy behind it is simply that you earn no money with the sale of the TV itself. I just need to cover my costs”. The money would then be earned only in the of 6.9 years, which is a Vizio TV in the cut at the customer stands.

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And here’s the data, come into play. Baxter is about the snooping surprisingly open. The user switches on the device Vizios content-detection-and-white the manufacturer exactly what is going on on the TV. “We see what the TV looks out of it,” Baxter bluntly. “With certain exceptions. There are legal restrictions, we also anonymize the data. We don’t want to violate privacy.”

Nevertheless, he also sees an advantage for the customers: “If the content-detection is on, the also for the customer a real advantage. This is so easy to forget. If you agree with the, we are able to offer in many ways a better user experience.” How the stage will look like, he says.

in addition to the data have other sources of income remain the manufacturers. “It makes a little money here, a little bit of money there. Selling a few movies, a few TV shows. And you sold a bit of advertising.”

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other manufacturers Also evaluate for years, the data of the customers. Devices from Samsung and LG ask the establishment to consent, models of Sony and Philips share on the Android operating system data with Google. Sony has also used the extremely data-hungry service SambaTV, the analyzed pixel is exactly what is currently on TV. The customers need to create an extra account, it seems that the data collector can hardly stop: According to a report in the “New York Times” established over 90 percent of the users of the service in the establishment of the TV at the same time.

it’s No wonder that many customers want a “dumb” TV that simply displays the image from input devices like a Streaming Box or cable receiver. According to Baxter, such models would not be conceivable, but to the current prices. “Then we would have to bring us back again to a higher margin in the trade.” A TV with no data and collecting would have to be more expensive.

source: The Verge

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TV to be bigger. Much bigger.

Also this year, TVs continue to grow. Were 85-incher last year as an incredibly important exceptions, you have now all the manufacturers in the Luggage.The bird Samsung shoots. The model in the picture has 219 inches, so a good 5.5 meters diagonal. This does not fit in any living room.

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