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11.09.2020 22:32 #1
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We’re looking to upgrade our 6 year old Samsung Smart tv which sadly isn’t that smart anymore.

We’re hoping to buy a 43” Samsung again, but need it to be Saorview compatible & also have the RTÉ Player on it (our current Samsung used to have it, but it’s no longer working).

Would this be suitable? https://www.richersounds.ie/p-204595-samsung-ue43tu8500-43-inch-4k-ultra-hd-hdr-smart-led-tv-with-apple-tv-app-freesat-hd.aspx
Open to suggestions!

Edited to add, I just found this one on your site. https://www.richersoun...th-apple-tv-app.aspx
Apart from the price, what’s the difference between the 2 models? :)
Last edited by Fishy1: 11.09.2020 at 22:48.
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12.09.2020 12:17 #2
Originally posted by Fishy1
We’re looking to upgrade our 6 year old Samsung Smart tv which sadly isn’t that smart anymore.

We’re hoping to buy a 43” Samsung again, but need it to be Saorview compatible & also have the RTÉ Player on it (our current Samsung used to have it, but it’s no longer working).

Would this be suitable? https://www.richersounds.ie/p-204595-samsung-ue43tu8500-43-inch-4k-ultra-hd-hdr-smart-led-tv-with-apple-tv-app-freesat-hd.aspx
Open to suggestions!

Edited to add, I just found this one on your site. https://www.richersounds.ie/p-204587-samsung-ue43tu7100-new-t-series-43-inch-4k-ultra-hd-hdr-smart-led-tv-with-apple-tv-app.aspx
Apart from the price, what’s the difference between the 2 models? :)

Hi Fishy1.

Thanks for the post.

The Samsungs are fantastic televisions but do not seem to have the RTE player.

We are also getting conflicting reports as we have another Boardie who purchased the 43TU8500 and you can not set it to Ireland as the region and he spoke to Samsung directly who said it can also not be set to Ireland as a region.
I have a call out to Samsung to see if this is indeed true.

I have checked one of the QLED's at the store and so far it seems to be true.

We are awaiting confirmation from Samsung at the moment.
It does pick up the Saorview stations but lists them up in the 800's and they are not in order.

I would need to check if any other manufacturers have the RTE player as I know Panasonic and LG do not.

Let me know your thoughts.

Kenny.
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12.09.2020 15:45 #3
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Hi Kenny,
Thanks so much for all that info. I’d be very interested to hear what response you get from Samsung before we take the plunge. 
If you have any other recommendations that would suit our needs please do let us know as we’d like to send our business your way if at all possible :)
Regards,
Fishy1
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12.09.2020 16:06 #4
Originally posted by Fishy1
Hi Kenny,
Thanks so much for all that info. I’d be very interested to hear what response you get from Samsung before we take the plunge. 
If you have any other recommendations that would suit our needs please do let us know as we’d like to send our business your way if at all possible :)
Regards,
Fishy1

Hi Fishy1.

It doesn't seem to be straight forward anymore unfortunately.
It was previously only LG and Samsung that had the RTE Player.

LG for the 2020 have left off all catch up TV app's of their sets and also can't give a sane answer if they will be added at any point this year.

I'll wait and see what Samsung come back with but it doesn't look too promising at the moment.

Kenny.
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12.09.2020 16:48 #5
Registered User
That’s such a pity, Kenny.
Thanks so much for taking the time to look into it for me.
Regards,
Fishy1
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12.09.2020 16:58 #6
Originally posted by Fishy1
That’s such a pity, Kenny.
Thanks so much for taking the time to look into it for me.
Regards,
Fishy1

No problem Fishy1.

I'll revert back on Monday hopefully once I get an answer from Samsung.
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15.09.2020 20:46 #7
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Hi Kenny,
Just wondering if you’d been able to get any further info from Samsung?
Regards,
Fishy1 
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16.09.2020 09:30 #8
Originally posted by Fishy1
Hi Kenny,
Just wondering if you’d been able to get any further info from Samsung?
Regards,
Fishy1 

Hi Fishy1.

It would seem that the Samsung cannot be set to Ireland so the Saorview stations when tuned in show up in the 800's and no RTE player unfortunately.

Let me know your thoughts.

Kenny.
16.09.2020 17:12 #9
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Hi Kenny,
That’s such a pity. I think we’ll leave it for the moment. Thanks so much for looking into the issue for me.
Regards,
Fishy1 
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16.09.2020 17:18 #10
Originally posted by Fishy1
Hi Kenny,
That’s such a pity. I think we’ll leave it for the moment. Thanks so much for looking into the issue for me.
Regards,
Fishy1 

 problem at all Fishy1.

If I notice anything changing I will let you know.

Kenny.
16.09.2020 17:24 #11
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That would be great, Kenny. Thank you.
Alternatively if you know of any other 43inch TVs which have what we’re looking for, be sure to let me know :)
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17.09.2020 09:17 #12
Originally posted by Fishy1
That would be great, Kenny. Thank you.
Alternatively if you know of any other 43inch TVs which have what we’re looking for, be sure to let me know :)

Hi Fishy1.

The issue is at the moment I can not find a manufacturer that has the RTE player.

I used to be Samsung and LG but both seem to have removed them.

Kenny.
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