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Thursday, May 13, 2021

Over the past several years, TV-maker Vizio has achieved a reputation among home theater enthusiasts as the company that makes TVs that provide superior picture quality relative to their cost.

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How to Turn Off Smart TV Snooping Features
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Smart TVs collect data about what you watch with a technology called automatic content recognition, or ACR.

You can't stop all data collection without disconnecting the set from the internet, but you can turn off ACR.

Each smart TV company uses a different name for ACR, and the controls can be hard to find. But CR has directions below.

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#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-05-13 03:07 PM | Reply

I am going to add to that Lamplighter. DO NOT BUY Chinese TVs. Don't buy anything from Chinese owned electronics companies. The State has their paws in all of them. Some more than others. TCL is a prime example. I posted articles on this here in the past. TCL was on the Armed Forces radar years ago. 5 years ago they were advising to not buy them according to a friend of mine.

#2 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-05-13 07:56 PM | Reply

Visio makes great TVs. So easy to use. It's easy to turn off the snooping feature. As long as they don't do it secretly I am ok with it. Apple iPhones do the same thing. You have to turn off those features if you wish to protect your privacy.

But gotta agree with Galaxy. Don't buy ANY chinese electronics if you can avoid it. None of them are trustworthy anymore. I remember the story of one of those cute cheep cheep digital picture frames that put your digital family photos in with a usb. It was loaded with malware and snooping software that would install itself into your pc. There are hundreds of other examples. Haven't bought a single chinese product since.

#3 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-05-13 09:45 PM | Reply

"that provide superior picture quality relative to their cost."

Agreed but with a caveat.

I've owned two Vizzio TVs in the past and both were perfect.

I returned the third one to the store for extremely poor sound quality. I was told candidly by one Vizio technician that the company had sacrificed sound for picture quality. It was a cost cutting thing.

No more Vizio for me. Now I own a Samsung which excels in everything.

#4 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-05-14 07:14 AM | Reply

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