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Apparently spending $2500 on a Samsung TV doesn't create them enough revenue. The need to place an AD cover 50% of the screen.

Apparently spending $2500 on a Samsung TV doesn't create them enough revenue. The need to place an AD cover 50% of the screen.

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Somebody at Samsung saw the TV's on Idiocracy and doesn't understand satire.


NotStaggy

Evey year one more piece of that show comes real, and I swear what ever Writer gods the Simpson's writers sacrifice goats to so did idiocracy


greymalken

Well, Mike Judge did King of the Hill with Greg Daniels, who was on the Simpsons for a bit, so you’re pretty close.


PaulBlartFleshMall

Mike Judge is also behind Office Space and Silicon Valley. I maintain that he's one of the best satirists of our time.


Jelal

> I maintain that he's one of the best futurists ~~satirists~~ of our time.


CentralAdmin

>what ever Writer gods the Simpson's writes sacrifice goats to so did idiocracy I feel like I agree with you here but I have no idea what you're saying/writing.


Bugbread

It took a few reads, but: * The writers of the Simpsons sacrifice goats to a Writer God, and in exchange the Writer God grants them the ability to see the future (and make jokes about it) * The writers of Idiocracy must have also sacrificed goats to the same Writer God, as the jokes in Idiocracy are also coming true.


CentralAdmin

Dear u/Bugbread. I dub thee the Redittor Whisperer! Thank you!


iLLusive240

He probably sacrificed goats for that gift


PM_ME_SHIMPAN

I’m waiting for the tissue-box style pants dispensers.


BlasterBilly

I like sex and money.


codefame

The United States saw Idiocracy and made it a political platform.


LowEffortOutlaw

Camacho was dumb not cruel, he genuinely wanted to help the American people and deferred to the experts in their field, the current US government is fucking evil.


Lip_Recon

Just started rewatching this movie tonight. Borderline documentary at this point.


austinalexan

If you sort this sub by top rated posts of all time, like 10 out of the top 50 involve ads on a Samsung tv.


TBCNoah

Should tell you all you need to know about Samsung TV's tbh


Steelkatanas

Stick with LG or Sony if you want high end, fuck this ad shit


TBCNoah

Yup. In the market for a 4K TV probably early next year, and it's a shame. I heard Samsung was top quality, but I'm not going to have ads shoved into my face whenever I want to change from my PS to my PC or Switch. LG or Sony for me!


SheepGoesBaaaa

I gave up and disconnected the ethernet from the TV Doesn't do it anymore, and I don't see any ads because I can use PS/Sky for Amazon and Netflix Best bit was, I screamed blue murder at them "I paid for this TV, it's mine, this isn't a free platform.like Facebook I didn't sign T&C's saying you could throw ads or play me trailers for your partners. You're also using my internet allowance to do this.". Scream long enough, they remote in, and disable it all - so you can use the apps you want on it, no ads, no switching to "TV Plus"/Rakuten TV. But, *every time* the TV updates, that functionality goes back in. "Don't update then" Until about once every 2 months, it will FORCE an update through while you're asleep One of the worst bits, is looking at what it's tracking and where the *outbound* traffic goes


butt_huffer42069

Whats it tracking and where is the traffic going?


MAK0___

I hope we get our answer and Samsung didn't hire an assassin to get this guy since he found their secrets....


malk500

Can you block the ad servers with your router? https://www.reddit.com/r/privacy/comments/3tz3ph/blocking_most_advertising_servers_via_factory/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share


LongjumpingMetalPlas

Yes, but that's not going to work forever. Youtube has already started using the same hostnames for both ads and content (so you can't block Youtube ads on Apple TV), and it's a matter of time before Samsung starts doing something similar. This could take several forms: 1. Host the firmware updates on the CDN servers of content partners (like Youtube, Netflix, Hulu, etc). You can't block the firmware servers without blocking the content. 2. Request content partners to require the latest firmware. So owners are forced to update if they want to use any smart features. 3. The blocking method you linked is based on preventing the TV from doing a hostname->IP lookup. Samsung could use their partner's CDN (remember, you can't block those) as an ad-hoc DNS server. This could be as simple as a hosts file that gets downloaded once a day. 4. Refuse to load apps if the hostname of the firmware server won't resolve. The only long-term solution is to not use a smart TV.


newPhoenixz

You should be able to do so using a pihole dns device, look into that


alreadytaken-

I have a Samsung tv and was immediately let down with it. It's the best tv I've had but that's not saying much, every other tv for the same price seems better in every way. I could rant for hours about my piece of shit tv


theeseyes

Please go on. Which model. What sucks about it


Bv202

I bought a Samsung Q80T a few weeks ago. Returned it and bought an LG CX instead. The LG is so much better in literally every way, except the risk for burn-in's ofcourse.


Joncka

If you only game on your TV, the game HUD CAN cause a mark. Use the built-in calibration from time to time. Know what else uses OLED? Your phone, does it have much burn marks?


helloLeoDiCaprio

My old Galaxy S8 had the Reddit logo burned in on the top left corner :)


EeryRain1

Saaame, thought I was going fucking crazy when I started seeing the little fucker stare at me while I was watching youtube.


akmjolnir

Dump whatever reddit app you're using, and switch to Reddit is Fun. Problem solved.


MoreCowbellllll

badge of fucking honor right there!


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Friend of min has had a LG CX for over 2 years, mostly used for gaming: so far, zero burn in. Modern OLEDs do a compensantion cycle every night, you have to try very hard to get some burn-in. Note: I'm using a 20 year old plasma with a slight burn-in: MTV logo as this as TV from a Bar :p


Prettyhornyelmo

I've used 4 Samsung TV's in the past 12 years and hated them all. Slow UI, clunky feeling but a good picture. I've owned 3 Sony TV's and they've been perfect in comparison.


bigtoe215

See thats weird I have the opposite..my sony tv is slowy and clunky feeling my samsung is smooth and quick..Also I don't have any ads on mine like other people..so not sure whats up with that


ScriptLoL

[Rtings](https://www.rtings.com/) is your best friend. Also, obligatory fuck Samsung in basically every bracket and metric.


defiance131

That site seems to quite highly recommend Samsung though. They do mention the ad thing, but even then it's only when you view an individual TV model, and the section is titled "Ad-Free"


PGSylphir

I have a 4K AI ThinQ LG tv and it's fucking great. Fast and intuitive OS, very good sound, great image quality, AI 4K upscaling with no artifacts, I can't even notice when it's upscaled most of the time. I have absolutely nothing bad to say about it.


Apebble

Same here. Bought one. Loved it so much I bought another one a week later for my living room. The magic pointer remote is a godsend.


LALife15

Have one LG and one Samsung, the Samsung is the bigger TV, but the LG at that size would be my pick rather than a Samsung now


Simple_City

Get an LG OLED. I have one and it's awesome. It's so sharp, I actually notice a difference when I'm at someone else's house that doesn't have an OLED. Plus, if there are ads in the menu, I have never noticed them, and I've had the TV for about 2 years now, and it's always been hooked up to the wifi.


Bruno_Mart

The greatest trick Samsung pulled was convincing everyone QLEDs are something special. They're just LCDs sold for a massive markup. Look into a proper OLED TV. It's pretty much the perfect tv technology


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The LG user interfaces are always such a letdown compared to the hardware. I almost always use a dedicated media PC to make all the screen adjustments and changes.


vlepun

Really? I loved webOS2 on my LG 47UF640. It was fast, easy to use and uncluttered. In comparison my current Philips with AndroidTV (Philips 65PUS7534 The One) is a lot more cluttered, mostly due to having AndroidTV but still. I also don’t really like AndroidTV. It’s buggy as shit and has a tendency to crash the tv if you don’t close your apps before shutting down the tv. WebOS does not have that tendency. Having said that, the picture quality of this Philips is leaps and bounds ahead of the LG and triple-sided Ambilight with Hue integration is very nice to have. No idea about the sound because I don’t use the tv speakers.


OlStickInTheMud

I have a 4k QLED Samsung and its amazing. If you are primarily using peripheral devices on it like you mentioned the ads are non existant. I only use my Xbox on the TV so I only ever see the Xbox home screen. But if you are using addons that are built into the UI of the TV there are some annoying ads.


TrollTollTony

I have a Sony Bravia 65 inch 4k OLED TV that retails at $3500. It's the most expensive electronic I've ever purchased. It also has ads by default. Not as bad as Samsung's and you can disable them but that still pissed me off.


BurtonGoutster

There's ads on the home screen now with my Sony Bravia. It looks aesthetically pleasing at least compared to Samsung's. I don't really mind them anymore but how did you disable them?


Delusional_highs

My high-end LG TV has ads aswell, just so people know. It isn’t exclusive to Samsung.


JM-Lemmi

Our LG also has ads. Though not as intrusive as this, I'm still pissed about it.


Beukers

Lg 2018 c8 here, has ads but not as big as this one


NOTUSINGCAPS

I have one too, but still find it unreasonable there should even be ads in the first place. Can't imagine buying a new phone or ~~laptop~~ today that would show ads everytime I opened the app drawer / ~~start menu.~~


absoluteboredom

Bad news. I’ve got a Sony from 3? Years ago. One of their nicer xbr line. Guess what I’m greeted with when I turn it on. Fucking ads. Tv cost a grand and I get ads in the home screen. If it’s not for some movie, it’s telling me to get directv because my tv is “directv ready” or trying to convince me to get an Alexa so I can control my ANDROID TV with a NON GOOGLE PRODUCT. Also the UI is slower than hell. Unless it’s an ad. Those are fast and load in before the rest of the OS is alive. So thanks tv for reminding me I could’ve gotten the tcl or hisense for a 3rd the price and double the quality.


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I just got a cheaper Samsung tv than this one and I haven’t seen these weird ads at all? Did I escape the curse?


TBCNoah

Idk but it started in 2016. Apparently all smart ones have the ads available from what I understand, but I'm guessing their availability could range in terms of if you get them or not. Idk why some get them and some don't, but all smart ones after 2016 for sure can display them


closetsquirrel

I just bought a cheap 70" Samsung within the last year and it has had no ads. Not saying that invalidates anything, more just confirming your statement that some get them and some don't.


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Maybe it’s in the free-free apps I haven’t used yet. I’m not eager to find them.


TBCNoah

Who knows tbh, could even be your country's laws regarding ads or something. But don't change anything lest you get them lol


OxenholmStation

Samsung have always been bastards for this sort of thing. I'm still bitter about the series of TVs they sold which they fitted with below-spec capacitors (10v on a board clearly labeled as 12v), knowing it would cause them to fail around the time that the warranty expired. They refused to fix these TVs under warranty or under consumer protection regulations, until the issue blew up.


BeforeLifer

Fuck at that point I would just find every 10V cap and swap it out myself


Clem_bloody_Fandango

And I remembered them all while shopping around for TVs at Costco. Suck it Samsung. What's a brand that absolutely does not do this (That maybe costco sells)?


MemeInBlack

I switched to a projector based system. The projector + retracting screen was about $1K and gives me an incredible 110" screen. Add in a mac mini + a digital tuner + my existing home stereo and I have a smarter tv than any samsung, with no ads beyond what you'd get in a browser, plus full surround sound. It's awesome and totally immersive. My living room is better than going to an actual movie theater now. ETA: the projector is from BenQ and it looks fantastic.


ding-zzz

my only experience with projectors is the shitty ones they use at school. has projector technology really advanced that much in the past decade? the colors always look washed out and usually needed a darker room


qtx

But it's a projector, that does not equal a tv at all. Projectors are nice when you don't care about image quality and just want everything huge.


zdakat

I remember when they used to say, "It has ads to reduce the cost of the device. get over it!". Doesn't hold much when it's $2500 and oh look at that, the device company is just greedy.


freedom0f76

I have a cheaper Samsung TV and would have gladly paid more to not have their stupid ads and tv+ stuff on there. Wish I had known before I bought it.


TehFartCloud

someone who’s smarter than me correct me if i’m wrong here, but if you can find a way to change the dns settings on the tv, their are dns’s that have ad-blocking built in. The only case i see this not working is if the ads are software already on the tv, which would mean you’re constantly getting updates for new ads which also doesn’t seem fun.


Octoid_

True [Article](https://piunikaweb.com/2020/06/02/block-ads-on-samsung-lg-roku-amazon-fire-stick-too/) TLDR: Go to your settings on your router and block ``` ads.samsung.com samsungads.com www.samsungotn.net www.samsungrm.net www.samsung.net/ads ```


justyn122

So call me a milenial boomer but if you didn't connect your TV to the internet would you have this problem? I have an old 33 in from like 10 years ago and eventually will get a bigger new tv...but if I gotta deal with adds I'll just keep this one Edit to include these details. I stream off my Xbox so indont encounter adds. I figured if the TV wasn't "plugged into the internet"(connected via wifi) there wouldn't be adds but im 28 and dont always get technology im sorry.


Coffeebean727

You'll be happy to know that many new TVs collect data on what you're watching using digital fingerprints in order to sell targeted ads. Are you watching broadcast TV or porn off a DVD in the privacy of your own home? Fingerprints! https://www.consumerreports.org/privacy/how-to-turn-off-smart-tv-snooping-features/


FairyflyKisses

I was really angry about this. I had my laptop hooked up to my tv to watch a movie on the bigger screen. The tv gave me a pop up to rent the movie I was already watching. Like what the fuck. Such an invasion of privacy. I immediately searched for that setting and shut that shit down.


tangentandhyperbole

I believe the company was called sombra? Or something similar. Basically they can tell what you're watching based on the pixels. They literally can tell, _because of the pixels._ That used to be a fucking meme.


coltonbyu

That's how all image recognition works, why are you saying it like it's a weird way to do it?


Picklerage

Idk anything about the company, but from what he's talking about it seems like they don't receive metadata from your inputs, decisions, spending habits, etc like most advertisers. Instead they are literally scraping that data from the visual data of your screen.


RawrRawr83

Samba is that name, and that’s called watermarking. They also listen to your audio for audio content recognition to understand what ads and content you’re watching for measurement. They are not the only ones doing this. Roku, Samsung, Visio, etc


LordFends

A slightly brighter side is that the fingerprinting is opt in, you can refuse to allow them... However on my $1400 (Got it on sale) LG 4K OLED, disabling fingerprinting disables features like the voice remote and certain apps. I don't mind, but a part of me gets pissed off every time I'm typing something in a search bar. The tech is there for me to just be able to say it, but LG disables it unless they can periodically screenshot your TV and listen to your mic. Yeah, no thanks. I'll type.


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MonsterMeowMeow

And what happens if they just take your data anyway?


geeiamback

When in the EU they might face up 20 million Euro or 4 % of *worldwide* revenue.


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Crap


Shenusar

Chromecast does the trick for me, TV itself has no Internet Access and I can have friends stream Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime using the app on their phone.


Feshtof

I mean, Google is still collecting your data. I'm like as close to a Google fanboy as you get but I'm not gonna lie that they are cooking data hand over fist. Not the most egregious case, but bad.


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postvolta

Big difference is that I didn't pay a shit load of money for a pixel or a Chromecast only for Google to spam ads at me on my actual device all day. I know Google is collecting the shit out of my data, but when I unlock my pixel at least I'm not presented with an ad for some bullshit that covers 60% of the screen


Octoid_

Yes, but then you can't watch Netflix or stream. all you could get would be cable or prerecorded bits. Best bet is to get a non-smart TV and use a Roku or firestick to stream. Also some TVs have a storage of ads they'd play regardless of internet connectivity so make sure you return it if you get one of those...


DrippyWaffler

Can't you plug in an external device for streaming?


implicitumbrella

absolutely. PC, chromecast, firestick, roku, PS4 or xbox.... I went the PC route as I wasn't willing to not have complete control of things and I fully expect the tv to outlast any support for updates it's manufacturer would be putting out.


Adium

Never buy a smart TV. Buy a dumb TV and then a second device that has all those apps. The screen itself should last at a bare minimum of 10 years, but could easily last more than 20 if properly cared for. The preinstalled apps won't last that long and there are no promises that the manufacture will continue to update them. Sure most have Netflix, but Disney+ and Apple TV+ are relatively new. Expect more new apps to come out in the near future, that you might not be able to get. On the cheap end you can get a Chromecast for $35, or on the high end you can get an AppleTV for $150. Which are much easier to replace every 5 years or so.


PoolNoodleJedi

But every TV on the market now is a smart tv


AlbertaTheBeautiful

just don't use it as one and don't connect it to the internet


ichsagedir

Yes you can watch Netflix or anything else if you just get a Chromecast or fire stick. Chromecast is rather cheap and I have mine now for 7 years.


Jonluw

Or just an HDMI cable... Reading on the internet it seems like I'm the only person who does this. Connect my laptop to the tv with and HDMI cable. Then I can watch whatever I want, with adblock.


LaterSkaters

Yep it’s an awesome way to do it. I built a media center PC to run my living room TV. Running Plex on it so I have my own steaming service. I can easily log directly into anything else like Netflix. Plus I can game using it. Also with Plex I have the app on my phone and tablets. I can stream anything in my library, even when I’m not home.


DutchNotSleeping

I have my old laptop hooked up. Which also means I have steam on my tv


Coffeebean727

Non smart TVs are almost non-existent. There's Sceptre and 1-2 other cheap brands, and a couple of 26" TVs but that's about it.


Octoid_

Any TV can be a dumb TV if you take away it's sweet internet. But my TV does connect to the remotes over WiFi, so this may have unforseen consequences.


teutorix_aleria

This has to be the stupidest trend in electronics.


SackityPack

Speaking of ads, [that website on mobile...](https://imgur.com/a/8Yw4omZ)


Octoid_

Oh, lol I have an add blocker so I didn't see that. I will paste the part of the article that matters here: ``` 1. Open your router’s configuration page. If the sites you want to block aren’t encrypted, you can usually block them using your router’s built-in tools. To access these, open the router’s configuration page in a web browser on a computer that’s connected to your network. Common router addresses include: > Linksys – http://192.168.1.1 > D-Link/Netgear – http://192.168.0.1 > Belkin – http://192.168.2.1 > ASUS – http://192.168.50.1/ > AT&T U-verse – http://192.168.1.254 > Comcast – http://10.0.0.1 NOTE: If your router is not listed, do a quick google search and you will find your router login information. 2. Enter your router’s login information. If you never changed this information, key in the default administrator account information. For many routers, this is usually “admin” or blank for the username, and “admin” or blank for the password. Check your router’s documentation if you don’t know the default login information. (THIS IS ALSO A GOOD TIME TO SECURE YOUR ROUTER WITH A STRONG USERNAME AND PASSWORD FYI!) 3. Find the “URL Filtering” or “Blocking” section. The location of this will vary depending on your router. You may find this in the “Firewall” menu, or in the “Security” section. (SEARCH AROUND, IT’S THERE I PROMISE) 4. Add the URLs that you want to block on your connected devices, as shared below: > SAMSUNG: ads.samsung.com, samsungads.com, www.samsungotn.net, www.samsungrm.net, and www.samsung.net/ads. > LG: ngfts.lge.com, us.ad.lgsmartad.com, lgad.cjpowercast.com, edgesuite.net, and us.info.lgsmartad.com. 5. Click save and that’s it! ```


SackityPack

A true MVP right here


Octoid_

I hate corporations that like to squeeze every cent they can out of you and would like to do whatever I can to help.


unoffensivename

I mean you might be right and all but this shouldn't even have to be a thought to consider after paying for a $2,500 (or any price) tv....


TehFartCloud

oh i totally agree, but making change is a long and hard process, start with workarounds, then get others to your cause and get mad about it


Bob49459

You wouldn't download a tv would you?


Gamebr3aker

I would, but I can't. Need a tv first. Hard to do downloads if you can't see it.


Chilkoot

Check out /r/pihole It's a complete game changer.


TehFartCloud

i’d do more research and learn if i could make this work a way i’d like, but i am still a child so not really *my* stuff to be messing with, nor would i want to risk fucking stuff up for everyone else. i will keep this in mind for the not very near future though


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TheTranscendent1

I feel skeptical about using a Russian companies DNS. What other solutions are out there to get to the same end?


PRSXFENG

NextDNS


big_like_a_pickle

PiHole is an opensource project--and a very transparent and simple one at that (both to set up and in functionality). It takes *maybe* an hour to set up if you're not especially tech-savvy, can run on a $20 Raspberry Pi. AdGuard is a private Russian company that gives away their service for free in exchange for your sharing with them every website your household uses. Gee, which one should I use?


surtic86

>AdGuard DNS AdGuard sound for me not really Secure and that they Care about your Data. Go with a Raspberry PI and PI-Hole on it. Hold your Data by yourself.


Songandsilence3

How is that meaningless? I'm using a Pi-Hole and my internet experience is better across all devices. I don't have to manage individual devices' adblockers, because it works on a LAN level. How is any of that meaningless?


Guac_in_my_rarri

r/pihole is calling your name friend!


Coffeebean727

You shouldn't have to engage in bizarre hackery to avoid this. I mean, we had televisions for years that didn't download ads over my wifi connection. Maybe they should try that.


dirtybirdy15

This post literally saved me from buying a Samsung tv, ads are stupid


elissass

I use LG and I don't get ads,


fightclubdevil

Same. For that money I would rather get an OLED tv which is superior in term of technology and doesn't suffer from the same ad problems


juicysand420

Oh man i was just going to buy a samsung bcuz i use everything samsung...and my last samsung smart tv from 2013 didn't have this ad thing. Luckily i bought an android. Samsung being one of the biggest brand is being really trashy with so much ads. Literally looks cheaper than sanyo or heisen kinda TV's which don't give ads


implicitumbrella

check https://www.reddit.com/r/HTBuyingGuides/comments/9l7uus/frequently_asked_questions/ from the home theater sub. It actually has 4 sections on samsung models. Basically they're overpriced for what you get and they recommend other models in the various price points. the scummy ads is just the cherry on top


Doctor-Amazing

My wife complains sometimes when we have to mess around with the laptop connected to the tv, but there's no way I'd want to soendnmore money to put up with this.


CaptOblivious

You shouldn't have to pay 2.5k for a tv and put up with all that. Disconnect the tv from the net and get a firetv or some other streaming device. I have an old PC hooked to each of my "smart" tv's although now that i've installed a jellyfin "server" I think I could probably get away with raspberry pi's instead.


OutWithTheNew

About a decade ago they got busted for price fixing. Selling their TVs at market value doesn't make them enough money I guess.


Amphibionomus

Got in to this argument just yesterday on here. "If they wouldn't include ads the TV would be hundreds of dollars more expensive!". Buddy, stop drinking the corporate Kool-Aid. They'll put in those ads whatever the price of the TV is just to make an extra buck.


Bruno_Mart

It's especially crazy because it's already a massive margin because they're just LCDs. LG lets you disable ads on their OLED tvs and they only started making a profit on OLEDs last year Just goes to show you it's a pure bullshit excuse


RugbyEdd

Yeah, it's a reasonable scheme with something like the kindle or fire tablets, which are actually cheaper than comparable competition, and let's you remove them for a one time payment. Not with a full price tv.


Kermit_the_hog

*”studies show we can fill 80% of a users field of vision with advertisements before inducing seizures.. seriously guys, what’s with this 50% nonsense?! You’re just leaving money on the table.. step up your game!!*”


MidnightT0ker

I just watched this movie last night! I liked it way more than I expected.


Ffsakegoddammit

What movie is it?


ObstreperousCanadian

Ready Player One


Voelkar

Ready Player One


Fusseldieb

Thought exactly that reference by seeing this picture


Duncanc0188

I’ve never done it, but google around and there is a way to block the Samsung ad website through your router. It will keep the ads off any devices using that router.


HaddonHoned

Pi-Hole, you can block every add on every device right at the entry point to your network


buefordwilson

/r/pihole for those looking for details and helpful info.


Appoxo

That was rabbit a hole... Went for me like this: - PiHole - Bought 1st Pi4 4gb - Used it directly on PiHole and avoided Docker - Bought another Pi4 for OMV5 - Lightly touched Docker (integrated in Omv5) - Moved piHole to Docker - Bought another Pi0 for PiVPN - Redid PiHole for IPv6 blocking - Went face front into Docker and installed Radarr, Sonarr, a Seedbox and sailed the 7 seas on Docker. The learning curve is very high and intimidating (fuck you IPv6) but after resolving this only Vmware for Raspberry Pi could make me switch from Docker + Portainer :) Edit: I am unable to write correct fail proof sentences.


Infinite_Surround

Oh look, words! Awesome.


ravnag

I also find his words to be completely random and probably made up


carrieberry

He's trying to talk to me, I just know it!


ravnag

It's like it wants to communicate


get_tech

the normal route from /r/pihole to /r/homelab


zenyl

PiHole is nice, but don't oversell it. YouTube ads are not gonna be blocked by a PiHole.


juggleaddict

I recently set up pihole, and I can safely say that's bullocks. Most popular websites now host their own ads, and it completely doesn't work for apps. youtube ads still get through, anything marked "promoted" on reddit, facebook, etc. gets through. It's fine, it does it's job, but it's hyped up to be more effective than it is. For anyone setting it up, be sure to do NAT forwarding on your router for all DNS traffic directly to your pihole server. some devices like to be sneaky and use their own.


x0rsw1tch

I wouldn't call it bollocks completely. Things like app telemetry/analytics stuff tend to get blocked more often. While it's not going to block every ad, it's pretty effective at preventing apps and sites from transmitting your analytics data to whatever.


Mee42_1

Pihole lets you monitor dns requests when you boot up your tv and then block thst domain and see if it works. Many websites serve their ads through s different domain then their main website/backend api.


reddit_crunch

nextdns also pretty good option, if I recall, has adblocking option for samsung devices.


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TheRealMeatloaf

It's only on the smart menu and to blow it up like that you have to select it. Otherwise the ad is limited to the small yellow box you see in the bottom near the left side. Source: also own a Samsung TV, ads never bother me because I don't select them.


tomjonesrocks

I never knew they existed either because I use a Roku vs the built in Smart TV stuff.


TBCNoah

iirc home screen and I think settings, not during shows


Liggliluff

Yeah, that's a blatant ad. It's one thing to have a shortcut for the Netflix-app (which I bet Netflix paid for, so still an ad), but this is just annoying. It covers up so much of the screen when you just want to take quick dive into the menu.


ShadoShane

I mean, I'm pretty sure the Netflix app is just in a recently used apps list.


zehamberglar

> which I bet Netflix paid for, so still an ad Netflix is notorious for this sort of product placement. Shield TV remotes have a dedicated Netflix button and it's not reprogrammable. It's the bane of my fucking existence because it's exactly where my palm goes if my hand is on the d-pad and if I accidentally hit it while watching youtube, youtube goes "OH SHIT, YOU'RE BACK HERE'S ANOTHER UNSKIPPABLE AD".


dan_au

It is reprogrammable. Download the Button Mapper app from the play store.


zehamberglar

You just changed my life.


R1_TC

I don't mind the Netflix thing since I use Netflix all the time. What pisses me off is that I can't permanently remove the "Live TV" source on the homepage, it always comes back when I restart the TV. Literally who the hell is buying a 4K smart TV and using it to watch shitty local TV broadcasts?


oddmanout

This is why I'll never buy another Samsung TV. The worst, most asshole design part about it is that it doesn't start showing up until a month or so after you buy the TV so you can't even return it. Anyway, I figured out how to get rid of them: Go to Settings > Privacy > Smart TV experience. Disable the “Use Info from TV inputs” option. Yet another asshole design, the option is horribly named.


grumpyfatguy

This is literally why I don't own a Samsung TV. I do everything I can to avoid advertisements taking up space in my brain, there's enough trash already rattling around in there without assholes adding to it.


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Lukaroast

This is why I’m only purchasing monitors for the next five years, until the TV market wises up and realized that there is still a segment that DEMANDS no ads on the OS of the device inown


recluseMeteor

I just use my “smart” TV as a dumb TV. My HTPC does the smart things (like blocking ads with uBlock).


Terazilla

This. I do not have any faith whatsoever in any company selling Smart TVs. Those things are probably selling your info, serving you ads, and mining Monero simultaneously. At least people are watchdogging Windows, and if you're more paranoid you can go Linux for a media PC. Besides the fact that the TV software is abandoned like six months after it hits shelves.


TaffySebastian

Yeah, I actually use a computer connected to a "smart tv" to watch anything, I ain't watching anything that contains ads


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ride_whenever

Especially given how half arsed and poorly supported the tv OS’s are


ozyx7

Can't you just *not* connect the TV to the Internet?


angeredsoul

I hope you like spending BIG money on what is mediocre viewing compared to an LG OLED. Computer monitors are in a shit state right now, terrible QC and a real lack of anything regarding HDR, FALD etc.


ryvolutionnnnn

Yeah but the 300hz refresh rate tho...


SpaceSick

After owning a Samsung Galaxy s5 or s6 (can't remember the exact generation), I will never purchase another Samsung product. The bloatware was just ridiculous. It took up somewhere in the ballpark of 25% of my device's total memory, and of course you couldn't delete them. The apps also popped up and had demanding messages all of the time. That was literally the entire reason I switched to a Pixel. No preloaded bullshit, and no undeletable apps. Pixels have their fair share of issues, but at least i don't have to pay for a bunch of bloatware and adds being jammed down my throat. I really think that we should all agree to not purchase products from companies that try to pull these stunts. It's not like there's much difference in quality between a $500 Samsung TV versus a $500 Sony TV. Of course other than the fact that my Sony TV has never shown me an add like that before.


sirweldsalot

lol! i've had s-5 phones for years, but only with custom roms. a buddy that i work with showed me his s5 with the actual stock rom and i couldn't believe the bloat! damn phone could hardly run...


DestoryDerEchte

Dann geh doch zu Netto!


Rudra_Panat

Locate your router and flip it upside down (literally) on the bottom there should be a URL/website you use to login to your router and make changes (this is how you configure your WiFi names, create passwords, etc) within the same settings there should be a “security” tab or something along the lines (Netgear has the security tab under “Advanced”) from there you should see a block sites/block services tab. Click on the block sites tab (Netgear) and type in the domain (the ones I provided) and add them. That’s it. Let me see if i can locate the instructions for more popular routers and I’ll be back! 1. Open your router's configuration page. If the sites you want to block aren't encrypted, you can usually block them using your router's built-in tools. To access these, open the router's configuration page in a web browser on a computer that's connected to your network. Common router addresses include: Linksys - http://192.168.1.1 D-Link/Netgear - http://192.168.0.1 Belkin - http://192.168.2.1 ASUS - http://192.168.50.1/ AT&T U-verse - http://192.168.1.254 Comcast - http://10.0.0.1 **If you have a router that’s not listed, do a quick google search and you will find your router login information** 2. Enter your router's login information. If you never changed this information, enter in the default administrator account information. For many routers, this is usually "admin" or blank for the username, and "admin" or blank for the password. Check your router's documentation if you don't know the default login information. (THIS IS ALSO A GOOD TIME TO SECURE YOUR ROUTER WITH A STRONG USERNAME AND PASSWORD FYI!) 3. Find the "URL Filtering" or "Blocking" section. The location of this will vary depending on your router. You may find this in the "Firewall" menu, or in the "Security" section. (SEARCH AROUND, ITS THERE I PROMISE) 4. Add the URLs that you want to block. Enter each URL that you want to block on your connected devices. (THIS IS WHERE YOU ENTER THE ADDRESS I PROVIDED) 5. Click save and thats it! www.samsungotn.net www.samsungrm.net www.samsung.net/ads


elohcin0

30 rock already did this. The blah bar. Keeps you from seeing anything too racey like a women stuffing a turkey.


Alto--Clef

reminds me of that patent Sony (don't quote me on that) holds where you have to stand up and say a phrase to skip an ad


Metallkiller

Please drink verification can


tempus_kami

[For the uninitiated](https://imgur.com/dgGvgKF)


Wildercard

If there is one copypasta I can see becoming a Black Mirror episode, it's this one


rumsbude

2500 for an LCD ? uff..


ExistentialistMonkey

Samsung also put ads on their $1000 phones. I have a Galaxy S9+ and some of the default apps started showing ads.


jim-p

I have two Samsung TVs, not that large, though. You can go into the privacy settings and uncheck the boxes which agree to the privacy policy and whatnot and they go away. I also disable the networking except to occasionally run updates. I use Nvidia Sheild/Roku/TiVo and have no need for the built-in apps on the TV, though.


ChipSalt

I have a fairly new $900 samsung 55 inch, and I've unchecked that box but still get tiny ads on the toolbar.


JulioCesarSalad

Do you have a tv box like Roku or Apple TV? Reset your tv and never connect it to the internet. That’s how I set up mine and I’ve never had an issue


Im_on_my_phone_OK

I was in the market for a TV not too long ago. I didn’t even consider the Samsung TVs for this reason, and I will try to avoid their other products whenever possible.


nxxl_08

Sprich deutsch du Hurensohn.


sdp1981

Buy a roku and never connect the Samsung to the internet.


Onadairybasis

This is my favorite brand of German mustard!


lostllama2015

Note to self: never buy a Samsung TV.


NotSoAvgJoe

PiHole!


MudIsland

Fuck Samsung


guzman_hemi

I feel the same when I use my stupid s20 to get on chrome and a fuckin add pops up on the notification tab


trashytoothfairy

Fuck it! Ship it back to them and buy some other brand. I'm sick of Samsung's bullshit. My phone's OS is littered with ADs. Fuck Samsung!


throwaway071317

It’s been listed before. [Here is a link with how people got rid of the ads. ](https://www.reddit.com/r/assholedesign/comments/e9rc77/my_tv_started_showing_ads/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf)


Warm_Zombie

smart tvs fucking suck and no one needed them


foxdit

Ads should be 100% unacceptable to you on anything you pay money for. This is a rule in my life and I boycott anything that tries to cut through that conviction for their own irrelevant profit.


BAKS7U

How about the $1000+ Samsung phones that have ads in let’s say built in weather app? Lmao


rileyg98

Looks like the ad blocks are: For Samsung: Ads.samsung.com Samsungads.com Lg is: Ngfts.lge.com Us.ad.lgsmartad.com Glad.cjpowercast.com Edgesuite.net Us.info.lgsmartad.com Credit goes to u/rogueops