March 4, 2015
Before smart TVs were the norm, flatscreen HD televisions hit the market, and they were awesome. No longer did you have to deal with an 80-pound mammoth TV to watch shows, movies and sports in crystal-clear quality.
While those kinds of televisions transformed the home-viewing experience, they’re not connected to the Internet like today’s smart TVs. Which leaves a lot to be desired: Netflix, HBO GO, YouTube, Amazon Instant Video, et al.
If you’re the owner of one of these not-so-smart TVs, you don’t need to run out to Best Buy and buy a new television to take advantage of digital content. Thanks to some surprisingly affordable newer pieces of technology, you’re able to educate your television, so to speak, turning it into a smart one.
These devices—digital media players—connect to your HD TV’s HDMI port, delivering content via the Internet to your television screen. Let’s take a look at four of the more popular ones on the market:
Just because you don’t have a bona fide smart TV doesn’t mean that your perfectly awesome television needs to be thrown away. With this Axiom technology tip, and by forking over a couple bucks, you can enjoy streaming content without having to empty your wallet on a yet another new TV.To the skeptics: At the very least, it’s worth a shot (just think about Amazon’s refund policy!).