Impressive that this thread has been going for 2-3+ years. Having a ball running PMS on an old Linux box, paired with my Vizio E420i-b0 (2014?) but incredibly disappointed i can't natively access HBO go. Not really looking to buy yet another device to hang around the television, but considered picking up a $30 Chromecast as the SoC seems to be incredibly underpowered and after a while of running Plex, YouTube, whatever app the responsiveness of the tv begins to slow to a crawl -- at certain points you cannot even turn the volume up or down... it'll remember every button press on the remote, but sometimes the delay in reaching the tv is more than 30 seconds. The gf has been using the Plex app on our old Vizio more than Netflix lately, that's a really good sign. It just works.
Bravo to everyone who still gets excited about the potential of these type things. Appreciate this community.
Hi I'm a newbie and what I read on here about Vizio being a strip down of Ubuntu makes me wonder if someone ever tried putting an upgrade is of it on a usb drive and renaming it the firmware update file to see if it would try to install the newer version of Linux thinking it's a firmware update? I'm curious what would happen but I don't have an old Vizio to try it on since the one I'm looking at is my friends and is a 55 inch and would never chance bricking it
While there might be a good amount of interest with this. I dont see work being done on it, as theres no central OS each tv would be completely different.
Plus its alot easier to attach a small computer to the tv and go from there
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