Hey, i was looking to buy a tv but i don’t really want a smart one. Are there any brands that produce dumb TVs and export internationally? I just want to play the files i already have, i don’t want any apps, i don’t even need a tv cable.
I’m also open for more creative solutions. I was looking into just really big monitors but the cost for good panels is absurd.
Depending on size, you can maybe get by with big-ish PC Monitors.
Public Display or Public Signage solutions may also work, trouble is them usually having some smarts built in nowadays too. They are surprisingly affordable though.
Maybe look into the “iiyama ProLite”-series.
A smart TV without an internet connection becomes a bit like nagware. When turning it on, exiting the guide or menus, often you will be taken to a screen that’s supposed to have online content, complaining about the lack of internet connection, and just staying there until you hit a button to exit out of it. The thought of doing that several times a day, every day, for years until the TV is replaced is irritating to no end.
So, not wanting a smart tv is like not wanting a color tv.
For instance if you play Netflix with the app it will stream in 4K, it will not when you cast it from your phone or laptop, HDMI supports 4K but your windows laptop does not.
YouTube is also better quality when you use the native app vs casting.
Samsung has beter colors than most TV’s.
Exporting a TV to another country costs money, better but it there, also the plug for power is different:), there are other connectors that are different etc. So better send the money to whoever and buy it there or if it’s for yourself buy a Samsung in a store.