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  1. overtimeman

    overtimeman Active Member

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    Saw the Acer Chromebook for $199 and the Samsung for $249 at Wal Mart,both had HDMI connections to hook up to a big screen to use as a monitor.If push comes to shove down the road and GTV doesn't live up to its hype with an upgrade instead of buying a third generation of GTV I'll go that route.Chase.com is already telling me to upgrade my browser and Mass Mutual the login icon is a guess now.Have the Roku for my streaming needs and several movie apps/channels to choose from if I want a PPV movie.With the so called upgrade everyone will be ticked if flash is removed cause there is no timeline set for sites to switch from flash to HTML5!What a fine mess we've gotten ourselves into.Hope Sony is listening and "IF" they upgrade the second generation GS7/GS8 wonder if they could sneak a flash code in there until the internet has made the full transition.Wishful thinking....eh.Bought a wireless Logitech keyboard and mouse the first of the year in the closet so no problem there.Have to develop a wait and see attitude! LOL!
     
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    No chance Sony can alter the Google TV Jelly Bean Chrome browser to include Flash so any workaround worth using will have to come from some other source. Fortunately I will have Flash covered with other devices so I hope Sony gets the update to Jelly Bean out soon.
     
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    Yep I have an I pod that Verizon gave me to extend my contract two more years after I told them I wasn't giving up my Samsung Convoy.Best cell phone i ever had.But the I Pod is a little frustrating with my big hands and fingers.Do have that Nook from back in the summer but I don't enjoy using a tablet as much as I thought I would.Even with the Revue showing it's age at least with it the flash may be outdated but its not going anywhere.
     
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    In my neck of the woods,I saw a laptop at Best Buy for $245 plus tax with Quad-Core,AMD Vision (AMD does not suck like Intel),and a 500GB Hard Drive.
    I can't remember the RAM size,but even 2Gigs would be perfect for this price.
     
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    The percentage of websites on the internet that support HTML5 is in the 90s%; that equals or exceeds the number of websites that support Flash. A device with the Jelly Bean update will have the option to view a website in the mobile version, or the full desktop version in HTML5.
     
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    What about playing awesome things like Happy Wheels?
    I hope that side-loading the flash will work and run fast enough on my GS7 if we ever get the update.
     
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    I am using a Windows laptop and just can't be convinced a Chromebook will meet my needs as well although I can see the attraction for others. Google TV with PlayOn and Plex works very well with a Windows 7 PC for what I want, not sure about Windows 8.x since I don't have one to test.

    I see a lot of complaining about lack of Flash with Google TV Jellybean but it is too easy an issue to overcome for me to be concerned.
     

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