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Samsung One Connect Boxes, good or bad?

One connect boxes seems appealing due to some benefits and Samsung made it look premium by hiking price on models with one Connect Box. However, I feel it is extra risk and cost for the user. Let us say the One Connect Box goes bad and I am out of warranty and I have to buy it. Some undesirable things could happen.
  1. The Box quality is most likely low as compared to hardware that is builtin, so it could be prone to wear and tear, physical damage, etc.
  2. The Box could be very expensive.
  3. The Box could be unavailable in the market.

To sum up, I don't want to lose my TV because of an external device. I would love it if Samsung provides one connect box in addition to builtin ports.

What do you guys think?

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The risk is minimized because there is an option to replace the TV or the box. Most new TV's are not readily repairable.

I also felt the one connect box is more likely to receive firmware updates.


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The risk is minimized because there is an option to replace the TV or the box. Most new TV's are not readily repairable.

I also felt the one connect box is more likely to receive firmware updates.


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Replace is possible during the one year warranty period. What about when out of warranty?
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Replace is possible during the one year warranty period. What about when out of warranty?
OK, I'm trying to be helpful.

Example one: TV is defective in 2 years, Manufacturer says the main board is bad and it is not repairable (or you need to pay a tech to disassemble)

Example two: One Connect main board goes bad...essentially most internal stuff is on the outside. You replace it with one found on ebay or order from Samsung (>$500???). See the difference?
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OK, I'm trying to be helpful.

Example one: TV is defective in 2 years, Manufacturer says the main board is bad and it is not repairable (or you need to pay a tech to disassemble)

Example two: One Connect main board goes bad...essentially most internal stuff is on the outside. You replace it with one found on ebay or order from Samsung (>$500???). See the difference?
I got you now. I am not electrician but what is the probability of the TV motherboard being bad as compared to One Connect Box being bad?
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I think the same and I wouldn't necessarily pay much extra for the box, but here are a few of my thoughts:

- One Connect provides some additional flexibility in mounting and connections

- Samsung may be more committed to updating these boards since they represent the highest tier products

- Easier to exchange if needed

For me most of these things didn't matter but it was one of the reasons I chose the Q90R over the Q80R.

I've been happy with the TV so far.


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I love the clean look and the versatility of the OCB. I suspect that the original idea behind these boxes was about upgrade possibilities.

Also, a bad OCB is much easier to deal with than the whole tv if something inside it fails, especially that monster 82”. I’m not looking forward to the next time I have to move that beast.
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