Originally Posted by lobosrul
You really shouldn't, because thats just Pluto TV integrated into the display. They pretty much just aggregate a bunch of free streaming services/app and stream them as if it was live TV (they do have a bit of very low demand sports that is actually live).
Think I went inside Pluto once or twice when it was new and was not impressed. If they are counting channels in that mode then this new "feature" is just propaganda. We will know in time-----Vizio's time. They should play Minnesota Select AAU basketball tournaments so I can watch my grandson play his last year in that venue from our Kansas local. That would be winner in our house. LOL
Edit: Update. lobosrul; I went back and went looked at the existing Smartcast aggregator apps and they are all difficult to manuver in and have very little content I would ever be interested in. If that is what Vizio is going to give us as a new wow feature for wana-be-cord-cutters I can pass. My Google Fiber TV is $$$ but is high quality and wife likes the DVR. I have done the trial on VUE app as it met our minimum channel desires and the DVR sucks badly. No forward/reverse window. And most of these DVR's substitute lower-rez copy after short time. Vizio needs to provide mechanism to move SmartCast icons and let Plex stream higher quality audio. I imagine most folks on these forums have multiple streamers. You have to so you can overcome the silly limitations that occur in any one source.
Display: Vizio M55D0
Sources: Roku Premiere+, Google Fiber TV, Denon DVD-2500BTCI, Sony UBP-X800, Toshiba HD-A35, Sony CDP-222ES
Audio: 7CH system, Denon AVR-2300W, NorthCreekMusic Rhythm L/R/C, Paradigm dipole surrounds, NCM back surrounds
Last edited by cheapskateaudiophile; 04-11-2018 at 08:36 AM.