fightclub30 wrote: ↑
Wed Oct 21 1:23 pm
Slowly, over the last 12 months or so, all the "smart" products we have purchased have become DUMB.
Nest Hello Doorbell, constantly disconnecting from the "chime connector" and doesn't function as a doorbell anymore. Their response "you get the notifications on your phone don't you?" That's not the point.
Samsung "Smart TV" after a recent update, has lots of noise, not sure what else to call it, in the image and the App interface refuses to load. Less than 2 years old, but beyond their 1 year warranty. Yet, still got an OTA update we didn't really want or need that made it dumb.
Samsung washing machine at least is still under warranty and someone is coming to look at, but repeatedly stops mid cycle and chimes that it is done.
My Sony 4K Disc Player now won't resume a paused movie, its almost 2 years old, and out of warranty. But did get a recent OTA update and didn't have this issue before the update.
Our latest computer, we bought last year, isn't working correctly after the latest Windows update.
We bought a Vizio TV, and silly me, I expected it to work and have everything advertised coming out of the box. Nope, needs an update to run certain things and have 2 features I wanted (Dolby Vision being one of them). I don't want this to be connected to the internet, but it won't let me bypass that screen.
Remember when you could just buy something? And not have to share all your personal info? And the item functioned as expected? And the company didn't brick it remotely via an update to get you to buy something new?
I don't need everything connected to a hub or my phone. I just want a F-ING TV, a F-ING disc player, and a F-ING clothes washer that works.