Home Theater Samsung smart TVs caught inserting unwanted ads into video apps

Himanshu Arora

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Just a day after it was discovered that its smart TVs are potentially eavesdropping on users and sharing the collected information, Samsung is facing a new wave of complaints, this time about interrupting advertisements.

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dkbroadband

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That's more or less where this whole thing is going...More Big Brother all around, or as some are saying: "It's simply to improve the User Experience"....Call it what you wanna call -- I say it's wrong.
 
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Just give me a dumb TV and I'll connect a Roku, Chromecast, or whatever device I want to make it smart.
 
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Skidmarksdeluxe

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Why are those two clowns in the picture sitting so close to such a big TV grinning like Cheshire cats, don't they know it'll ruin their eyes? Not to mention give them stiff necks if they watch a tennis match.
 

Paul Deemer

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I gotta watch enough commercials as it is. Now advertisers are going to show up in my movies too? Sorry not gonna happen! I'll just purchase a Dumb TV! Sorry Samsung you went too far this time.
 
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Surprisingly, this one isn't Samsung's fault.

"Meanwhile, some users were able to disable the ads by rejecting a Yahoo privacy policy in their TV set's settings"

Yahoo's apps are invasive at the best of times. I've often wondered how they survived into the modern era after falling off the collective radar of relevance. They've taken the tactics of malware purveyors - forcing and injecting advertising into content that they've got nothing to do with.

But why am I not surprised.
 

IAMTHESTIG

TS Evangelist
Why are those two clowns in the picture sitting so close to such a big TV grinning like Cheshire cats, don't they know it'll ruin their eyes? Not to mention give them stiff necks if they watch a tennis match.
Maybe you should email them... Sy0430.him@samsung.com or maybe its Sy0430.Nm@samsung.com it is hard to read. Regardless, they should be informed.
 

Lionvibez

TS Evangelist
Why are those two clowns in the picture sitting so close to such a big TV grinning like Cheshire cats, don't they know it'll ruin their eyes? Not to mention give them stiff necks if they watch a tennis match.
That is an LED TV not a old tube tv. Its not shooting radiation directly into your eyeballs, I'm not sure that old myth applies on current technology.

However I do agree they are way too close to a tv of that size.

Anything over 60' requires you to be 8 feet from the TV at a minimum.
 

Paul Deemer

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Why are those two clowns in the picture sitting so close to such a big TV grinning like Cheshire cats, don't they know it'll ruin their eyes? Not to mention give them stiff necks if they watch a tennis match.
That is an LED TV not a old tube tv. Its not shooting radiation directly into your eyeballs, I'm not sure that old myth applies on current technology.

However I do agree they are way too close to a tv of that size.

Anything over 60' requires you to be 8 feet from the TV at a minimum.
They will be 8ft away when they lean back against the head rest to watch the movie. Jealous? ;-)
 

amstech

IT Overlord
60"-70" HDTV's are pretty cheap now, even name brand ones.
Still, my 1080p projector makes them all look....small. Hehehe hahaha.
 

Lionvibez

TS Evangelist
Well that a lot bigger than 64. I'm jealous.
It's not much bigger maybe 75" and I prefer plasma to LCD/LED for image quality so they can keep it.

Also the reason that seems so big is the angle of the shot and how close they are sitting to the TV. At the recommended distance for a tv of that size it will seem normal.
 
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dkbroadband

TS Rookie
Just give me a dumb TV and I'll connect a Roku, Chromecast, or whatever device I want to make it smart.
Amen to that! I have both - Apple TV & Roku, not to mention Chromecast. My smart Tv is an LG, but I'm sure it's not far off from Samsung, and it will probably act the same way as the above mentioned Samsung.