Originally Posted by Mac128
Please tell us your secret. I have Developer settings enabled, and Background processes limited to 4, and still have lag, just when changing the volume. But that randomly resets, and I know it has when menus suddenly take a while to appear, or the volume indicator takes an abnormally long time to appear. And while much improved, streaming anything while adjusting video settings is an exercise in patience, as they lag behind adjustments and cause stuttering on the content. If you experience none of that, then you are the exception.
My parents probably wouldn't notice lag. I think a lot of people's opinions in here need first be put into perspective...
for instance, I am almost 40yo and have held jobs that need very good eyesight.. I am also a gamer who notices lag. I am on a computer 50% of my time, less if I can help it..
now, say jack Johnson, 56, works in logging comes in here and loves this TV because it is vibrant when he maxes out brightness and all settings
do you think both of us will have the same perspective?
IMO, Android on this TV is retarded. As with most TV's OS I have inspected. They work. But. they. work. slow. It's like bloatware and Samsung putting their own layers on top of Android and it slows it down.. I highly suggest looing into Roku(haven't tried it though I hear it is good) or Fire TV or I have the Shield and it works great on most stuff, but Google Play seems to limit 4k to no HDR.. or not yet anyways.. Every platform does something to benefit it's own platform. One great advantage to an external player, beyond the speed, is the ability to move to a different display and keep all your apps and everything set.
All in all, I think I am going to just buy a PC and connect it. Get a mouse and keyboard for near my recliner, and enjoy anything I want with enough processing power to stay relevant for years to come. Tv companies can keep their "Smart", i'll be looking for the best display.