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Podcast #882: Bluetooth 5.1 and the Smart Home

Today we discuss the new Bluetooth 5.1 specification and how it could impact your smart home. We look at the top ten global TV brands and the reasons why some have not yet bought into the Smart Speaker craze.

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Top Ten Global TV Brands

TCL has been rapidly expanding overseas and leading the market with its rich panel resources and the successful implementation of the branding strategy overseas. Chinese TV brands have been on the rise in recent years, especially since TV entered the era of artificial intelligence. They are also actively exploring overseas business and have advantages including core technology, product performance, price and after sales experience.

  1. Samsung

  2. LG

  3. TCL

  4. Hisense

  5. Skyworth

  6. SONY

  7. Sharp

  8. Philips

  9. A Russian brand that we can not read

  10. Mi - Mi stands for Mobile Internet but they offer three TVs for sale

Why Haven’t you used a Smart Assistant?

  • Have No use for them 31.3%

  • I have privacy/security concerns 30.4%

  • Don’t know enough about them 26.5%

  • I don’t see the value in them 24.9%

  • Too expensive 20.1%

  • I am not an early adopter/will wait until mainstream 18.7%

  • I’m not sure which brand to buy 11.2

  • Too complicated  9.1%

  • I doubt the will live up to their promise 7.1%

  • Other 3.9%


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Reader Comments (2)

So...been seeing this episode in my Apple Podcast app for a few days now but every time I try to play it I get #881. Anybody else?

February 12, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterRick K.

Hi Rick,

We had an issue with the feed. You may have to unsubscribe and resubscribe to get the correct file.


February 14, 2019 | Registered CommenterHT Guys

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