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4 Ways to Hard Reset & Change PIN in Samsung Smart TVs

Your Samsung smart TV has been on the fritz and you’ve tried just about every troubleshooting tip in the books.  Finally, you decide that it’s time to hard reset it.  Hard resetting your Samsung smart TV will return it to its default settings and can help resolve software issues. It’s also recommended to hard reset …

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20 Funny Names for Smart TVs

A lot’s there in a name—whether it’s for an individual, organization, or product. Unlike naming a human, company or product names must represent what it’s named after. For example, if a company names an inanimate object like a motorcycle “Tiger,” there must be some reasoning. The machine must be powerful and fast, like the animal …

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How To Change Language on a Samsung TV With Troubleshooting Tips?

If you’re anything like me, you’ve never lived in a country that speaks your mother tongue. This language barrier can make simple tasks complicated, especially when it comes to technology.  When I first arrived in my current country of residence, I spent hours trying to figure out my new Samsung TV’s settings so I could …

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Wall Mount Screws For TVs: A 101 Guide (Size, Type)

You’re getting ready to mount your new TV on the wall and couldn’t be more excited. You’ve gathered all the necessary tools and measured where your TV will be placed.  All that’s left is to figure out which screws to use. You start sifting through the screws you own, but they all look identical.  Will …

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How To Tell If Your Smart TV Has Been Hacked?

It seems like smart TVs are one of the hottest tech trends right now, with people ditching their old “dumb” TVs for a new, high-tech model. While smart TVs have lots of advantages, they also have one significant disadvantage: they can be hacked. In fact, hackers have recently been targeting smart TV owners, especially since …

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My TV Won’t Let Me Change Inputs: Causes and Solutions

Your new HDMI cable just came in the mail which you plan on using to connect your laptop to your TV. You set everything up and grab your remote to change the input when you notice a problem.  Your TV won’t let you change the input! You double-check that your remote is working correctly and, …

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Can I Track My Stolen Smart TV? (Samsung, Hisense, LG)

You come home from a relaxing week-long vacation and are ready to settle in and get ready for work tomorrow. You set down your bags, put on your pajamas, and sit down on the couch when you come to an astonishing realization: your smart TV is missing!  Is there any way to track your TV …

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How To Use a Roku Remote To Change TV Volumes?

I hate clutter. And if you’re anything like me, you’re always trying to minimize the number of things lying around your living room. That includes obsolete tabletop decorations, dirty glasses, and yes, remotes.  Not to mention, juggling remotes can become frustrating, especially if you need to quickly mute or turn down the volume to avoid …

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Sling TV Keeps Freezing/Buffering: Causes and Solutions

If you’re anything like me, you’ve been trying to watch the Killing Eve finale on Sling TV for hours but have had your screen time continuously interrupted. Every time you press the play button, you can only watch for a few minutes before the app begins to buffer again. What gives? Don’t worry. Your new …

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A TV Turns on by Itself: Causes and Solutions

Your TV has been randomly turning on, scaring the absolute life out of you. You’ve even come home to find that you’re TV has been powered on, even though you live alone. Is there a creeper hiding in your apartment watching TV while you’re away? Don’t worry. There is a perfectly rational explanation for why …

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Do Samsung, LG TVs Have Built-In Chromecast?

You’re in the market for a snazzy new TV. But, you’ve gotten in the habit of using a Chromecast device on your old TV and enjoy casting content from your phone to the TV screen. Most smart TVs have a casting feature, but you’ve become accustomed to the Google Chromecast layout and functionality. Is there …

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Is Philips a Good TV Brand?

Philips has been producing televisions for decades, but from all signs, it looks like they are on the way out of this market.  However, you can still buy their TVs, but the real question is, should you? How does Philips compare to other brands, and how reliable are their panels?  These are all questions we …

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How To Turn Off/On a Samsung Smart TV Without a Remote?

Your Samsung TV remote has been missing for weeks and it’s time to look for alternatives. You’ve ordered a replacement remote online, but it won’t be delivered for a few days. What should you do in the meantime? Believe it or not, you can turn your TV off and on without a remote. There are …

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How Much Data Does a Fire TV Stick Use?

I love traveling, and I love my mobile hotspot. It’s especially useful if my internet ever goes down abroad.  At one point, my internet was down for two weeks, and I streamed all my favorite shows with my mobile hotspot. Unfortunately, my data ran out. However, if you have an Amazon Firestick, it might be …

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