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does anybody know if smart TV's web browser supports flash?

ive been looking @ the LG 42LA620v smart tv & Phillips pfl6907 plus a couple others,
but narrowed it down to these two in my price range.

just curious will the web browser be able to stream video files through things like putlocker etc.

if anyone here could test out putlocker on there smart tv & confirm if it works or not. that would be great!

im thinking maybe it only works through the apps like youtube,bbciplayer & catchup etc

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It seems that it will but their a chance that it might be very limited, as in older version of flash

http://asia.cnet.com/hands-on-lg-smart-tv-62214176.htm

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Yeah some objects can be displayed fine with modern TV's, but they do have their limitations with some flash pages. I have the Samsung 46ES6800 and it too has issues with some things. I'll have a look to see if mine supports putlocker out of curiosity.

Update: Putlocker works fine for me in the browser.
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thx guys, I guess its down to the manufacture's to update it through firmware?

cheers Mhill2029

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If possible you can always connect a computer to the TV, or some other connected device.
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If possible you can always connect a computer to the TV, or some other connected device.

haha I know that lol, im getting a bit more into saving power consumption though, my electricity bill is going very high here nowadays?

I ended up getting the LG 42LA640V anyway yesterday. its pretty good tbh, so far all flash content is working fine, there is a newer firmware available aswell but I haven't updated it yet.
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I ended up getting the LG 42LA640V anyway yesterday. its pretty good tbh, so far all flash content is working fine, there is a newer firmware available aswell but I haven't updated it yet.

Would you be nice and 'review' the Browser and browsing experience on this set(speed, stability comparing to the browsers on the PC)? Thanks.
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Well it's quite laggy loading compared to a desktop pc. I have been using the lgtv remote app with my s3 for mouse etc.

Id say It's fast enough anyway to just stick a film on streaming as that's all Im using it for.

I'd reccomend the tv. I'm mainly just using it with my phone, streaming stuff & a hdd plugged in for music etc.

Overall it plays all YouTube, bbciplayer stuff fine, streams hd movies fine so I can't fault it tbh.

Hope it helps ya out
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Hi korruptedkaos, I appreciate your response.

Bit disappointed to hear it lags, I guess you are referring to the Flash content? I noticed speed improvement(comparing to last year model) when navigating the menu, starting the apps, etc., but I haven't seen much of a Web Browser. I am just curious can it be compared with the one on PC, or it's non comparable in terms of speed, stability. I mean, it have a dual core processors, which should be enough to browse the web smoothly, eh?
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It's not that slow. I have SSD's in all my desktops so it's hard to compare them really.

For everyday browsing I guess it's fine for your everyday user though.
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