As part of ONSCREEN's magical TV-based video calling solution, we take pride in making it extremely simple to make and receive calls. Part of this simplicity is the fact that we don't require our users to do anything with the TV -- we automatically turn the TV on and off (if needed, controlled by the caregiving caller), and switch from Cable/TV sources to the call and back.
In order for this to work, the TV has to support a standard called HDMI-CEC, which allows external devices to control the TV. To help you find the best TV for you here are a couple of great TV deals that we've found for brand new flat screen TVs that we've found to work great with ONSCREEN and are very affordable. You don't need to buy them from these stores, but they're an example of the models and pricing to get.
We've found the best value for this is a TCL Roku TV:
TCL - 32" Class 3-Series HD 720p LED Smart Roku TV
The ONN Roku also is also very affordable and compatible with ONSCREEN:
onn. 42” Class FHD (1080P) LED Roku Smart TV (100068372)
Other TVs we generally support:
- Samsung (except the Frame series)
- TCL (Roku based)
We have encountered some issues with Sony, because they don't implement the HDMI CEC spec very well, so ONSCREEN won't be able to easily switch back to another source.
We hope that this article is helpful for you to get the perfect setup for your older loved one.