Very interesting regarding the LG TV. I had decided to go for a Samsung TV
but since you informed us about the LG TV I am now undecided.
When you say that you can record on the TV, does this mean there is a built
in hard drive or do you need to purchase an external drive? I presume it's
only freeview channels you can record. I also have Sky.
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I'm very pleased with the TV so far. Voice Guide is good, and I really like
the way the EPG guide is so accessible. It uses the Serena Vocalizer voice
which, in my view at least, is better than the TTS used on the Samsung
It looks pretty easy to record though I haven't done so as yet. The main
problem I am experiencing is with the Sonos Playbase. Since it doesn't have
an HDMI socket, only an Optical output, I am struggling to get it working on
the new TV as it did on the Samsung. I've been given some technical support
by Sonos, but it seems that the TV remote control won't turn the volume of
the Playbase up and down. But this is a problem I am hoping to overcome
when I upgrade to the Sonos Beam. It wasn't part of my plans I can tell
you, but that seems to be the only way forward to solve the issue because
newer TVs require support from the HDMI ARC which the Playbase doesn't.
As for the TV remote, it definitely has the voice assistants built into it,
I've had it working. If I press and hold the Speak button, Google will pop
up so you can talk to her. I've also enabled the LG skill on Alexa and
linked my LG account to it. This means she will do things like change
channels or turn the TV off. It's not a deal breaker, but I will let you
have more information as I experiment and become more familiar with the TV.
The LG app is also accessible, believe it or not, and does give you some
control of the TV if you want to use it that way.
I hope that helps for now? More soon!
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Can you give any more feedback on your new LG now that you've had a little
time to play around. I mean have you come across any areas that are not
accessible? Are the EPG, record etc features easily accessible? Are there
any apps that arn't accessible, the last TV I purchased was a samsung, I was
assured that the pre installed apps were accessible only to find they
As brought up by Ibrahim Did you find out whether you had a magic remote or
does the standard one offer access to all the voice guidance?
Thanks in advance for any feedback, positive or negative.
Jackie Brown recently said:-
For those who've been following this thread, I just want to offer aguy will set it up for us.
quick update to my search for an accessible TV. I've finally gone with
an Lg 43UN73006LC 43" Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR LED TV with Google
Assistant & Amazon Alexa. My sisters-in-law and I went to the shop
this morning so that I could ask the relevant questions and have a play
with the TV. The chap turned on both Voice Guide and Audio
Description, and let me handle its remote control. The voice is
English Serena so she is better than the voice used on Samsung models
to be honest. This particular TV has dual tuners, Freeview and Freesat
which was one of the features I was looking for. Voice Guide reads all
the menus, channel information and the EPG. They didn't have Alexa or
Google Assistant configured, but the one remote control does it all,
there is no need to buy a Magic remote. It's coming on Saturday when
bought them at the same time.
My only reservation is whether the Sonos Playbase will allow me to
control the volume of the TV through its remote control. The Playbase
has an Optical cable that goes between it and the TV. The newer
models, Beam and Arc, have HDMI ports on them. I don't see why it
wouldn't work because our existing TV works perfectly with Playbase, we
I did take a look at the Beam while I was in the shop today as it wasit.
near me, but I don't want to replace my Playbase if I can help it, I
So if anyone is looking for a new TV, then throw LG into the mix. I'll
get a Chromecast eventually so I can cast any external apps that aren't
accessible through my phone.
Thanks for all the help, feedback and potential model numbers, it's
been an interesting week or two.
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