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This Is The Reason Smart TVs Are So Cheap

A significant reason why a smart TV, or perhaps a new 65-inch 4K smart TV with HDR capability, can be purchased for about $500, is because some manufacturers are harvesting data from users.

Vizio’s Chief Technology Officer, Bill Baxter, outlined the strategy to The Verge during the Consumer Electronics Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada last Monday.

"This is a cutthroat industry. It's a 6% margin industry," Baxter said. "The greater strategy is I really don't need to make money off of the TV. I need to cover my cost."

More specifically, electronic manufacturers like Vizio have figured out that they can sell smart TVs at, or around cost, and concentrate on data harvesting and post-purchase monetization.

As Baxter put it: "It's not just about data collection. It's about post-purchase monetization of the TV."

He explained there are several ways to monetize smart TVs: "You sell some movies, you sell some TV shows, you sell some ads, you know."

Baxter said, without the additional forms of revenue, consumers would be paying higher premiums for smart TVs. "We'd collect a little bit more margin at retail to offset it."

Listen to the full interview here

Vizio TVs, have the ability, with user opt-in, track anything that is on the TV, what the company calls “automatic content recognition.” That data used to be sold off to third-party data aggregators, but after the Federal Trade Commission and New Jersey slapped the company with a multi-million dollar fine in 2017.

Legal documents from the case reportedly show that Vizio installed software on 11 million smart TVs to track viewing habits without consumers' knowledge.

Now, Vizio keeps the data but sells targeted advertising in a platform model like Google and Facebook.

So you must be wondering how much data is Vizio collecting from smart TVs?

Well, the Verge’s editor-in-chief, Nilay Patel, tweeted that a connected VIZIO P-Series Class 4K HDR Smart TV pings a server over 500,000 times a week or nearly once every second, much more than the typical device.


My parents’ brand new Vizio P-Series TV (which is not set up to stream anything, they have an Apple TV) pings a server 10x more than any other device they own pic.twitter.com/C7BHyFmzAh
— nilay patel (@reckless) January 6, 2019
Vizio is watching you...


https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-1...e-so-cheap

https://www.citizenfreepress.com/

It will be Morning Exercises very soon....Winston...


I looked for a thread to merge with...
(01-21-2019, 10:51 AM)Wingsprint Wrote: [ -> ]This Is The Reason Smart TVs Are So Cheap

A significant reason why a smart TV, or perhaps a new 65-inch 4K smart TV with HDR capability, can be purchased for about $500, is because some manufacturers are harvesting data from users.

Vizio’s Chief Technology Officer, Bill Baxter, outlined the strategy to The Verge during the Consumer Electronics Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada last Monday.

"This is a cutthroat industry. It's a 6% margin industry," Baxter said. "The greater strategy is I really don't need to make money off of the TV. I need to cover my cost."

More specifically, electronic manufacturers like Vizio have figured out that they can sell smart TVs at, or around cost, and concentrate on data harvesting and post-purchase monetization.

As Baxter put it: "It's not just about data collection. It's about post-purchase monetization of the TV."

He explained there are several ways to monetize smart TVs: "You sell some movies, you sell some TV shows, you sell some ads, you know."

Baxter said, without the additional forms of revenue, consumers would be paying higher premiums for smart TVs. "We'd collect a little bit more margin at retail to offset it."

Listen to the full interview here

Vizio TVs, have the ability, with user opt-in, track anything that is on the TV, what the company calls “automatic content recognition.” That data used to be sold off to third-party data aggregators, but after the Federal Trade Commission and New Jersey slapped the company with a multi-million dollar fine in 2017.

Legal documents from the case reportedly show that Vizio installed software on 11 million smart TVs to track viewing habits without consumers' knowledge.

Now, Vizio keeps the data but sells targeted advertising in a platform model like Google and Facebook.

So you must be wondering how much data is Vizio collecting from smart TVs?

Well, the Verge’s editor-in-chief, Nilay Patel, tweeted that a connected VIZIO P-Series Class 4K HDR Smart TV pings a server over 500,000 times a week or nearly once every second, much more than the typical device.


My parents’ brand new Vizio P-Series TV (which is not set up to stream anything, they have an Apple TV) pings a server 10x more than any other device they own pic.twitter.com/C7BHyFmzAh
— nilay patel (@reckless) January 6, 2019
Vizio is watching you...


https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-1...e-so-cheap

https://www.citizenfreepress.com/

It will be Morning Exercises very soon....Winston...


I looked for a thread to merge with...

best buy just replaced my 60 inch sam that died after only a little over a year with a LG 65-inch 4K smart TV with HDR Chuckle so I guess they'll be watching me! Yeah3 Yeah3
NOTHING electronic is safe from being monitored by someone or some group! and with that data at some point in the near future it will bite us ALL. the old verbiage of "only criminals have something to hide" is a SCAM, you may become targeted just from what you view on the net and IF you verbalize certain things you may be fined, in-imprisoned, or worse.
Yeah, we've known that 'smart' tv's and phones have been listening for sometime now.

This is why, for years I would ask my TV and phone questions every day.

Questions like:
"Why is Hillary Clinton above the law?"
"Where is Barrack Hussein Obama really from?"
"Why is the FBI full of asshole traitors?"
"Why is the media part of the CIA?"
"When is the Bush family going to be accountable for decades of corruption?"


I would ask Siri the same questions.

I still do.
What does their logo remind you of?

Vizio:

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@Karu

"What does their logo remind you of?"

I was going to answer a diamond. As in crystal clear pictures.

I had not thought of them like that...I'm surprised we haven't fallen through the planet with how deep this rabbit hole is.
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(01-21-2019, 02:59 PM)Deplorably Nameless Wrote: [ -> ]@Karu

"What does their logo remind you of?"

I was going to answer a diamond. As in crystal clear pictures.

I had not thought of them like that...I'm surprised we haven't fallen through the planet with how deep this rabbit hole is.
:(

We need a list of "dumb" tv's.
(01-21-2019, 02:27 PM)Deplorably Nameless Wrote: [ -> ]Yeah, we've known that 'smart' tv's and phones have been listening for sometime now.

This is why, for years I would ask my TV and phone questions every day.  

Questions like:
"Why is Hillary Clinton above the law?"
"Where is Barrack Hussein Obama really from?"
"Why is the FBI full of asshole traitors?"
"Why is the media part of the CIA?"
"When is the Bush family going to be accountable for decades of corruption?"


I would ask Siri the same questions.

I still do.

THAT'S funny!!
(01-21-2019, 02:04 PM)Apache54 Wrote: [ -> ]NOTHING electronic is safe from being monitored by someone or some group! and with that data at some point in the near future it will bite us ALL. the old verbiage of "only criminals have something to hide" is a SCAM, you may become targeted just from what you view on the net and IF you verbalize certain things you may be fined, in-imprisoned, or worse.

The purpose of the telescreens in Orwell's 1984 is to constantly reinforce the teachings of the party through propaganda and to constantly monitor the actions of the citizens governed by Big Brother.

Orwell didn't describe the telescreen in detail in Nineteen Eighty Four. From the descriptions in the book, the thing should resemble a TV set in general appearance and functioning (except that it can't be turned off).

The telescreen was a surveillance device installed in every household and used by the state to monitor the populace for all sorts of anti-government thinking and activities.

1984 is a political novel written with the purpose of warning readers in the West of the dangers of totalitarian government. Having witnessed firsthand the horrific lengths to which totalitarian governments in Spain and Russia would go in order to sustain and increase their power, Orwell designed 1984 to sound the alarm in Western nations still unsure about how to approach the rise of communism.


I think he got pretty close to the mark.

The MEDIA/PTB barrages its subjects with psychological stimuli designed to overwhelm the mind’s capacity for independent thought. The giant telescreen(SMART TV) in every citizen’s room blasts a constant stream of propaganda designed to make the failures and shortcomings of the MEDIA/PTB appear to be triumphant successes. Lies replace truth to cover the real objectives of the PARTY/PTB/MEDIA.


The incentive to get the Smart telescreens out in circulation is for the same reasons... and then some.

He couldn't have predicted everything.

This is about Communist style Tyranny... Hopped up on Meth.

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