[BCAB] My 32-inch LG TV actually speaks!
andrew at hodgsonfamily.org
Tue Mar 27 13:59:28 BST 2018
My TV is not that fancy; I just have the standard oblong remote without any voice activated or motion sensitive features.
Looking at Argos they have the LG 32LJ610V at £249.99 and I think that is the same type of model that I got a year or so back only newer. I would check in store to see if it has voice guideance though before buying obviously, which may be difficult at Argos.
From: David Reynolds [david at dkreynolds.plus.com]
Sent: 27 March 2018 12:38
To: BCAB Discussion List
Subject: Re: [BCAB] My 32-inch LG TV actually speaks!
It doesn't appear to work on my TV, but:
I was using the ordinary remote, rather than the smart remote.
Is the remote you're using a small arrow shaped remote rather than an
oblong box shape, if so, then you need to be careful when you get
erratic results because that arrow shaped one is movement sensitive.
When sighties use it, they can point at things, and they happen. Some of
the inconsistencies in your podcast may have been something to do with this.
You may be able to disable movement control, but in the meantime, keep
it very still when using it, and see if you get better results.
Let us know,
On 27-Mar-18 12:31 PM, Andrew Hodgson wrote:
> Yes, on the TV I have the HDMI ports show up as an app in the home screen. Once you use them the first time they appear in the recents list, which is what I typically use to navigate between inputs. I have the Virgin box, an Apple TV and a DVD player. I never really use any of the other functions on the TV. You can do things like rename the HDMI ports etc but I don't bother with that.
> I plan on getting my own place later on in the year and ditching Virgin and going with an aerial.
> I didn't find the model number of my TV in the end, when I went to the about box it just told me the version of WebOS it was running and not the model. It wouldn't really be of use anyway as it was over a year ago when I got it.
> From: Kerry Fielding [littlemisslovely1973 at me.com]
> Sent: 27 March 2018 11:22
> To: BCAB Discussion List
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] My 32-inch LG TV actually speaks!
> Wow Andrew. That's really interesting. We, like you, do not have a TV
> Arial as it got taken down in the wind and because we have Sky, we've
> never bothered to get it fixed. One of Mark's kids is moving in with us
> after she finishes her GCSEs and has asked for a bigger TV. It might be
> that we go and buy a new LG smart TV which is way cheaper than the
> Samsung and actually have it ourselves. The problem we have with our
> current one is that we can't change HDMI ports to get between Sky and
> our Fire TV stick so that would probably be most of what we need it for.
> On 26/03/2018 19:49, Andrew Hodgson wrote:
>> Just to say that my 32-inch LG TV actually speaks! Very surprised about this.
>> I have recorded a little demo (don't laugh!) and have put it here:
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