What is the danger of having an AI Listening Smart TV (Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant)?

Imagine a futuristic big brother house which totally monitored by a private agency or entity, in every word, in every room of the house. It would be like Big brother house on steroids, no room to voice a free opinion or speak a private word in case the listening devices were picking it up. And the government was run by one party with no choice in the matter and any dissent was immediately rooted out.

Well we are heading in that direction, because we let it to happen. See the arrival of the home listening device such as the Amazon Alexa system. These is also the key features of all Smart TV’s around globe that make sell and are now available in the market as voice activated engine or home AI in the new era of the IoT or internet of things.

What is the Advantage and Disadvantage of having an AI Listening Smart TV (Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant)?

Ok what is the advantage of having an AI Listening Smart TV with you? Off course, since IoT makes everything becomes connected, we find it more sexy and friendly. Just say what you want and your listening AI personal assistant well give you the answer or do the job for you.

But in my opinion having those listening AI devices or Smart TV’s in your home, pocket or even in your car are immediate alarm bells. It turns out that you were loosing your privacy. It sounds more sinister than it is but it confirms all our suspicions about being listened to from behind some electronic device.

Just like with Facebook, our data can be harvested by Facebook and sell it to someone has the intention of what ever reason. Apparently the companies who make the Alexa systems and Google Assistant do occasionally harvest some of the spoken conversations people have had with Alexa in order to test it and improve the machine learning capacity. Sophia, as she might be known, the AI, is not only living in the cloud like an entity unto herself and teaching herself rapidly with each interaction.

I think you didn’t know that Alexa system is also being assisted by real humans who are hired in thousand around world to sit for eight hours a day in shifts, listening to your conversations, in order to hear if Alexa correctly performed her listening capabilities and responded as an efficient product for customers.

Probably you would say that “I am not doing illegal things so why would I worry”. Ok, problem is that the data or your conversation are randomly captured and records conversation that you thought was completely private. And staff who listen to their random recordings are finding at least 100 out of 1000 of recordings they listen to are such arbitrary recordings of private lives. That’s 10% in total which I think it’s really high.

Now what you do you think? Do you still find yourself safe in the hand of Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. What if your private supposed to be a private conversation was save and recorded which will harvested to file a lawsuit against you. What if the main server of this listening devices get compromised and all the data come available in public. This question is for you to answer.

Do Smart TV’s Listen to your conversation or Spying you?

Yes, most Smart TV’s listen to your conversation and spying on you 24/7, thanks to Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant making it happened globally. In addition to that AI also randomly recorded your supposed to be a private conversation and being playback by real human being somewhere. Smart TV also see’s or recorded a video of you without your knowing. How bad it that if you have Smart TV on your bed room!

What are the TV Brand comes with an AI Listening Smart TV?

The first brand to introduce this spying and listening AI features to TV technology are Samsung, Sony and LG which in the first place they claimed it to be private. However, things goes complicated nowadays. The listening and learning AI continued to progress each and everyday. And almost all the brand carries AI Listening Smart TV even the Chinese brands which include Skyworth, Coocaa, TCL, Hisense, and etc.

Can smart TV will affected with Virus or Can it be Hacked?

Smart TV’s nowadays comes totally vulnerable and have no security features. Despite of insecurity, most Smart TV user still has a confidence of sharing there personal and even financial information into it. For example paying services or buying an app through TV using credit card. For your information, there is a Trojan like malware that infected Smart devices employed by hacker to steal money and other valuable information.

Do I need to install antivirus for my Smart TV?

Yes, you need to have to install an antivirus on your Smart TV to protect you from malware and other infamous activity over the internet such as phishing. It is not only to protect you from malware but some antivirus has a feature helping you optimized your Smart TV performance.

Do smart TVs have Bluetooth?

Most Smart TV’s nowdays comes featuring with Bluetooth technology use to connect with speakers and other playback wirelessly or in perimeter. Bluetooth on Smart TV also let you connect to your game pad and other accessories needing it. Usually, you can locate Bluetooth on settings by pressing home on your Smart remote.

Can I Bluetooth my Phone to Smart TV?

Yes, they will pair or connect to one another (phone and Smart TV via Bluetooth). However, you can’t share video or even music to playback from you phone to TV using Bluetooth. But don’t worry sharing or casting to bigger screen is common feature to all Smart TV’s across the globe. These features usually being called as Screen Mirroring or Chromecasting

Do Smart TV have Wi-Fi?

Most Smart TV’s comes with both Wi-Fi and Ethernet port that is usually located on the back side of the TV. However, when it comes Wi-Fi some TV comes with wi-fi dongle while other comes with built-in adapter.

What is the advantage of having Smart TV’?

Having a Smart TV in home especially with those who is featuring Listening AI Assistant (Alexa System and Google Assistant) is somewhat like shooting two birds in one stone. You have the entertainment system to make you more relax plus a personal AI assistant. And compare to basic TV, having Smart TV is like having almost everything. You can able to access the internet, access your social, watch your favorite video streaming and pod cast and more. However, there is an disadvantage of having such as what we mention earlier on this post.

OPPO after sales service center list: (Software Updates, Hardware Repair, Accessory Sales, Help Desk, Free Cleaning)

Oppo After Sales Service Center Philippines

Most customer nowadays are looking for a good after sales service review before buying a certain product. Some do not, they just base on speculation and hype. While the least number, just do not care.

As of the writing, Oppo has an over 20 Service Center nationwide. Which in my opinion not enough to cater all the after sales service.

I was wondering there are thousand of Oppo sales promoter in NCR alone. However, when it comes to after sales, there are only 22 service center to accommodate your needs nationwide.

National Capital Region Oppo has five (5) available service center located. One in Alabang, Muntinlupa. One in SM-MOA in Pasay. One in SM Manila in Ermita Manila. One in SM North EDSA, Quezon City. And one in Marikina.

Mountain province or Benguet has one located in Baguio , Pampanga has one located in San Fernando, Cebu has one Mandaue, Ilocos has one located in Dagupan, Cagayan Valley has one located in Santiago City, Nueva Ecija has one located in Cabanatuan, Calabarzon has two, one is located in Calamba Laguna, and the other one is located in Batangas, Bicol Region has two, one in Naga and the other one in Legazpi.

In Western Visayas they have one in Iloilo, in Central Visayas they have one in SM City Cebu, and in Eastern Visayas they have one in Tacloban.

In Zamboanga Peninsula they have one located in La Purisima, in CDO they have one located in Roadstar Building, in Davao they have one, and another one in Soccsksargen.

Below are the detailed and complete list of Oppo service center available here in the Philippines. The list detailed list includes the address, service scope, business hours, closing time and contact number.

Oppo Service Center in NCR (National Capital Region)

SM North EDSA Oppo Service Center

Address:
AX1 302, 3rd floor, Cyberzone Annex SM City North EDSA, Bago Bantay, Quezon City, 1105 Metro Manila
Service Scope:
Software Updates; Hardware Repair; Accessory Sales; Help Desk; Free Cleaning
Business Hours:
10:10-18:40
Closing Time:
No break
Tel:
09159756776

SM-MOA Oppo Service Center

Address:
UNIT 209-210, 2ND FLR. NORTH PARKING CYBERZONE SM CITY MALL OF ASIA COMPLEX JOSE DIOKNO BLVD. PASAY CITY
Service Scope:
Software Updates; Hardware Repair; Accessory Sales; Help Desk; Free Cleaning
Business Hours:
10:10-18:40
Closing Time:
No break
Tel:
09053686776

SM Manila Oppo Service Center

Address:
CZ-001 LOWER G/F SM MANILA ARROCEROS COR. SAN MARCELINO ST. BRGY. 659 ZONE 071 ERMITA MANILA
Service Scope:
Software Updates; Hardware Repair; Accessory Sales; Help Desk; Free Cleaning
Business Hours:
10:10-18:40
Closing Time:
No break
Tel:
09063226776

Alabang Oppo Service Center

Address:
3368 2nd flr., Festival Supermall, New Wing, Alabang, Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila
Service Scope:
1-hour Fast Repair; Software Updates; Hardware Repair; Accessory Sales; Service Appointment; Free Cleaning
Business Hours:
10:10-18:40
Closing Time:
Tuesday
Tel:
8214316

Marikina Oppo Service Center

Address:
Unit 10 M-R Complex, Gil Fernando Ave. San Roque, Marikina City
Service Scope:
1-hour Fast Repair; Software Updates; Hardware Repair; Accessory Sales; Help Desk; Free Cleaning; Free Wi-Fi
Business Hours:
09:30-18:00
Closing Time
Tuesday
Tel:
09052996776

Benguet / Baguio Oppo Service Center

Address:
3F Ecco Building, Assumption Road cor. Gen Luna Road, Baguio
Service Scope:
Software Updates; Hardware Repair; Accessory Sales; Help Desk; Free Cleaning
Business Hours:
9:30-18:00
Closing Time:
Tuesday
Tel:
09153616776

Pampanga Service Center

Address:
3RD FLR. EMERALD BUSINESS CENTER DOLORES, CITY OF SAN FERNANDO PAMPANGA
Service Scope:
Software Updates; Hardware Repair; Accessory Sales; Help Desk; Free Cleaning
Business Hours:
9:30-18:00
Closing Time:
No break
Tel:
09165336776

Cebu / Mandaue Oppo Service Center

Address:
Philippine OPPO Mobile Technology Inc. 2F Pacific Mall Mandaue cor. MC Briones St., U.N Avenue, Ibabao, Mandaue City, Cebu
Service Scope:
Software Updates; Hardware Repair; Accessory Sales; Help Desk; Free Cleaning
Business Hours:
10:10-21:00
Closing Time:
No break
Tel:
09158596776

Ilocos / Dagupan Oppo Service Center

Address:
1st FLOOR, ASSADA CENTER/ A.B FERNANDEZ AVENUE DAGUPAN CITY
Service Scope:
Software Updates; Hardware Repair; Accessory Sales; Help Desk; Free Cleaning
Business Hours:
09:30-18:00
Closing Time:
Tuesday
Tel:
09266796776

Cagayan Valley / Santiago City Oppo Service Center

Address:
OPPO CONCEPT STORE 307 ROBINSON BLDG. MABINI, SANTIAGO CITY, ISABELA
Service Scope:
Software Updates; Hardware Repair; Accessory Sales; Help Desk; Free Cleaning
Business Hours:
10:10-18:40
Closing Time:
Tuesday
Tel:
09053506776

Nueva Ecija Oppo Service Center

Address:
OPPO Service Center BRR Business Hub M.DeLeon Ave. Brgy. H. Concepcion, Cabanatuan City
Service Scope:
Software Updates; Hardware Repair; Accessory Sales; Help Desk; Free Cleaning
Business Hours:
09:30-18:00
Closing Time:
Tuesday
Tel:
09179836776

Calabarzon Oppo Service Center

Laguna Oppo Service Center

Address:
UNIT 1, 3RD FLR. MILAN PRESTIGE BLDG. BRGY HALANG CALAMBA LAGUNA CITY
Service Scope:
Software Updates; Hardware Repair; Accessory Sales; Help Desk; Free Cleaning; Free Wi-Fi
Business Hours:
09:30-18:00
Closing Time:
Tuesday
Tel:
09167326776

Batangas Oppo Service Center

Address:
3/F UNIT 305 MELROSE BUILDING CALICANTO ST BGY CALICANTO, BATANGAS CITY
Service Scope:
Software Updates; Hardware Repair; Accessory Sales; Help Desk; Free Cleaning
Business Hours:
09:30-18:00
Closing Time:
Tuesday
Tel:
09065046776

Bicol Region Oppo Service Center

Naga Oppo Service Center

Address:
Level 3 313a Robinson Naga Roxas Avenue Corner, Almeda Hwy, Naga, Camarines Sur
Service Scope:
Software Updates; Hardware Repair; Accessory Sales; Help Desk; Free Cleaning
Business Hours:
10:10-18:40
Closing Time:
Tuesday
Tel:
09159666776

Legazpi Oppo Service Center

Address:
DOOR 2, TOWER BLDG 3 LANDCO BUSINESS PARK LEGASPI CITY
Service Scope:
Software Updates; Hardware Repair; Accessory Sales; Free Cleaning; Free Wi-Fi
Business Hours:
9:30-18:00
Closing Time:
Tuesday
Tel:
09053706776

Western Visayas / ILOILO Oppo Service Center

Address:
EUGENIA ARCADE BUILDING, MOLO ILOILO, ILOILO CITY
Service Scope:
Software Updates; Hardware Repair; Accessory Sales; Help Desk; Free Cleaning
Business Hours:
09:30-18:00
Closing Time:
Tuesday
Tel:
09276536776

Central Visayas / SM CITY CEBU Oppo Service Center

Address:
2nd Floor, CYBERZONE, SM City Cebu, Juan Luna Ave. cor. Cabahug and Kaoshiung Streets, North Reclamation Area, Cebu Port Center, Mabolo, Cebu City
Service Scope:
Software Updates; Hardware Repair; Accessory Sales; Help Desk; Free Cleaning
Business Hours:
10:10-18:40
Closing Time:
No break
Tel:
0916-249-7203

Eastern Visayas / Tacloban Oppo Service Center

Address:
3rd FLOOR ETD BUILDING, BRGY. 77 MARASBARAS, TACLOBAN CITY
Service Scope:
Software Updates; Hardware Repair; Accessory Sales; Help Desk; Free Cleaning
Business Hours:
09:30-18:00
Closing Time:
Tuesday
Tel:
09772096776

Zamboanga Peninsula Oppo Service Center

Address:
A1-A3 STORE SPACE GROUND FLOOR OF TCC BLDG. LA PURISIMA , ZAMBOANGA
Service Scope:
Software Updates; Hardware Repair; Accessory Sales; Help Desk; Free Cleaning
Business Hours:
09:30-18:00
Closing Time:
Tuesday
Tel:
09267116776

CDO Oppo Service Center

Address:
ROADSTAR BUILDING OSMEÑA ST., COR. LUNA ST. CDO
Service Scope:
Software Updates; Hardware Repair; Accessory Sales; Help Desk; Free Cleaning
Business Hours:
09:30-18:00
Closing Time:
Tuesday
Tel:
09063426776

Davao Oppo Service Center

Address:
DG-ZONE C UNIT 1&2,Damosa Gateway, JP Laurel Avenue Lanang Corner Mamay Road,Davao City
Service Scope:
Software Updates; Hardware Repair; Accessory Sales; Help Desk; Free Cleaning
Business Hours:
09:30-18:30
Closing Time:
No break
Tel:
09165996776

Soccsksargen / General Santos Service Center

Address:
4F Philam Life Building, Pioneer Avenue, General Santos City
Service Scope:
Software Updates; Hardware Repair; Accessory Sales; Help Desk; Free Cleaning
Business Hours:
09:30 – 11:59 12:00 – 18:00
Closing Time:
Tuesday
Tel:
09162497415

What do you think? Any Suggestions?

In my opinion, the above service center can’t accommodate all the customer. The turn around time took sometimes. Perhaps more than a week or month. What do you think?

TCL vs Skyworth The Comparison: Technology and Company Profile

Skyworth vs TCL

Skyworth and TCL are among the well known Chinese brand with head office facing each other in Shenzhen’s High Tech Industrial Park known as “Silicon Valley of China”. Skyworth was founded in 1988 while TCL was founded in 1981 as TTK Home Appliances Limited.

Skyworth Products and Employees vs TCL Products and Employees

Skyworth Group has more than 40,000 employees worldwide and its primary business includes development and manufacturing of consumer electronics, smart TV’s, air-conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines, display devices, digital set-top boxes, security monitors, network communication, semi-conductors, 3C (communication, computer, consumer) digital products, LED lighting etc.

While the TCL has more than 75,000 Employees around the world and it’s primary business includes consumer electronics, smart TV’s, air-conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines, display devices, small kitchen home appliances.

Skyworth Technology vs TCL Technology

About TCL Technology
In 2018, TCL unveiled its new Research and Development center in Poland known as the TCL Research Europe, the company’s largest R&D outside China. The TCL Research Europe focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI) partnering with Warsaw University of Technology, University of Warsaw and other universities.

Furthermore, in order for TCL to promote the long-term development of AI and enhance TCL’s technological capacity, the comopany also collaborated with University of Hong Kong and Chinese University of Hong Kong to stimulate investment in research and development and the identification of new applications and talent cultivation in AI.

TCL also partners with leading technology companies Google, Amazon, plus 28 R&D Centers, Over 10 Joint Laboratories. to provide high quality TV products with intelligent AI functions to consumers, including the newly-launched AI TVs.

About Skyworth Technology
While Skyworth, since way back in 1999 it already established Lab in Silicon Valley, USA.

In 2016, Skyworth have acquired Metz, a German old TV brand TV last year, it has applied “Skyworth + Metz” double-brand strategy in Europe, speeded up its market expansion in Europe and achieved a rapid growth against the trend.

Lately, in 2018 Skyworth is also partners with leading technology companies Google, Amazon, etc. Skyworth also perfectly positioned to build the big-screen AIoT(Artificial Intelligence of Things) ecosystem with Swaiot™, a unique technology model among industry peers.

Swaiot™ seamlessly connects with the entire ecosystem of AIoT(Artificial Intelligence of Things) and IoT(Internet of Things) devices, enabling users to view, control, and manage all their smart home devices from their television. With the unique TrensAI™ function, televisions can now create the Swaiot™ CENTER for interaction with other smart home devices.

Swaiot™ is supported by SKYWORTH’s cutting-edge AI technology, TrensAI™. TrensAI™ is the intelligent epicenter that powers a smart assistant which adapts to and anticipates users’ needs, allowing for effortless smart home management. The smart assistant can fluidly converse with users by voice with a high degree of accuracy thanks to its powerful AI natural language processing capabilities. It can even do so from a distance with enhanced far-field speech recognition. The technology can readily respond to spoken language and distinguish between voices of different household members, providing personalized responses based on each users’ individual characteristics.

Skyworth vs TCL Being a Leading Brand

Both Skyworth and TCL have claimed to be the number Brand in China. Number 3 in global sales volume and available in more than 160 countries worldwide. Here in the Philippines, both Skyworth, TCL and other Chinese brand is competing to second class TV brands. Please refer to this post; Philippines TV Market Share, Competition, Growth and Industry attractiveness.

Skyworth Product Lineup vs TCL Product Lineup

For product offering here in the Philippines, TCL have already established a complete lineup a few years ago. This includes, consumer electronics, smart TV’s, air-conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines, display devices, small kitchen home appliances.

While Skyworth, as of the writing, they only offered Smart TV’s. However, according to Skyworth Head Quarter, in mid 2019, Skyworth will also offer both washing machine and refrigerator.

Skyworth After Sales Service vs TCL After Sales Service

Skyworth After Sales Service
As of the writing, the Skyworth has an over 130+ authorized service center nationwide to meet your after sales service need. For urgent care, please call Skyworth’s main service center hotline at (02)555-1555. For mobile phone Skyworth has Globe, Sun and Smart. 09178612605, 09258348502 and 09199944710, respectively.

You can also send an e-mail to skyworth.serviceph@gmail.com or visit there main service center located at Skyworth Philippines, Bay 3, Omni Solid Services Inc., 8400 DR. Arcadio Santos Avenue, Brgy. San Antonio, Sucat, Parañaque, Metro Manila, Philippines.

TCL After Sales Service
As of the writing, the TCL has an over 150+ authorized service center nationwide to meet your after sales service need. For urgent care, please call TCL’s main service center hotline at (02)771-6888. For mobile phone user TCL has Globe, Sun and Smart. 09166929723, 09227248968 and 09084147995, respectively. You can also send an e-mail to phsupport@tcl.com.

Skyworth Warranty vs TCL Warranty

When it comes to warranty offered, both Skyworth and TCL offered 2 years limited warranty. 2 years warranty says it all for me.

Conclusion:

In my own opinion, a good brand is here to stay in the long run but the product not seeking an innovation will not survive. Since, both Skyworth and TCL have survive a decade competition to global market. It safe for me to say that both Skyworth and TCL a good brand.

However, the race to the future and innovation has no sign of stopping. And when talk about innovation and research, it’s sounds money. Yet this Chinese brand stay with few or little margin when it comes to sale profit since they’re offering TV at very affordable price.

We will see who will survive the next revolution.

Skyworth TB2000 Series and TB2050 Series (32TB2000, 40TB2000, 43TB2000 and 32TB2050, 40TB2050, 43TB2050) Home KTV Digital TV

The Skyworth TB2000 Series and TB2050 Series (32TB2000, 40TB2000, 43TB2000 and 32TB2050, 40TB2050, 43TB2050) Digital TV comes with built-in Home KTV and premium picture quality. Perfect for your home and office full entertainment needs.

The Skyworth TB2000 Series and TB2050 Series (32TB2000, 40TB2000, 43TB2000 and 32TB2050, 40TB2050, 43TB2050) models is stylishly designed with a luxurious black piano finish that’s suited for any room in your home.

Furthermore, since it is a Digital TV, you can truly experience Cinematic local broadcast and Realistic Dolby Audio Sound. While the 1080p FHD Resolution with 60 Hz Refresh Rate for Perfect Picture Quality (Normal TV only).

Skyworth TB2000 Series and TB2050 Series (32TB2000, 40TB2000, 43TB2000 and 32TB2050, 40TB2050, 43TB2050) Home KTV TV Specification

OS: Linux Operating System
Design: Infinity Display
Processor: Quad-Core CPU, Cortex A53
Graphics: Quad-core GPU. Mali T860
RAM: DDR 1.25 GB
HDD: eMMC 8 GB
AI Assistant: None

Sound:
DTS Tru-Surround
Dolby Digital™ Plus
Sound Mode: Sandard, Sport, Movie, Music
Speaker: Down-firing 8W x 8W Speakers
Surround: Yes
Backlight System: Direct LED

Panel Type: IPS
Screen Size – Diagonal: 43 inches, 40 inches and 32 inches available sizes
Display Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Viewing Angle: 89/89
Clear Motion Rate: 60Hz
Response Time: 9.5ms
Brightness of Panel: 240
Picture Mode: User/Standard/Sport/Vivid
Display Mode: auto, 16:9, 4:3, panorama, zoom, P2P
Receiver: ISDB-T Receiving System
Digital Audio Output: None
Audio Output: Composite
Video Color Systems: PAL M/N NTSC-M
Audio System: CVBS,L/R(Mono L)

Available ports:

Skyworth TB2000 Series and TB2050 Series (32TB2000, 40TB2000, 43TB2000 and 32TB2050, 40TB2050, 43TB2050) comes with available ports which includes; PC IN, PC AUDIO IN, AV IN (yellow for video, white for left audio, red for right audio), DIGITAL AUDIO OUT, ANTENNA IN, MIC. Please refer to the actual image above.

While on the other side it comes with HDMI 3, HDMI 2, HDMI 1, and USB 1. Please refer to actual image above of this sentece.

Skyworth TB2000 Series and TB2050 Series (32TB2000, 40TB2000, 43TB2000 and 32TB2050, 40TB2050, 43TB2050) Home KTV TV Key Features

Built-in Home KTV(Karaoke Television)
One of the Skyworth TB2000 Series and TB2050 Series (32TB2000, 40TB2000, 43TB2000 and 32TB2050, 40TB2050, 43TB2050) key feature is the Built-in KTV or Karaoke. KTV may refer to Karaoke television, a form of interactive musical entertainment. The global karaoke market is estimated to be worth $10 billion.

Here in the Philippines and other Asian countries, KTV is every where. It is an activity where people sing famous songs. The words of the songs are displayed on a TV screen and people sing song out loud with microphone. Karaoke was invented in Japan in the late 80’s and became popular around the world in 1990s up to present.

Usually, here in the Philippines people do rent Karaoke machine or room for there parties. Some are very expensive as the Karaoke room that decorated with lights. While there is also a less expensive which is the home use.

Since Skyworth TB2000 Series and TB2050 Series (32TB2000, 40TB2000, 43TB2000 and 32TB2050, 40TB2050, 43TB2050) comes featuring built in karaoke which is a really fun activity, pay no more if you want to sing song with families and friends. Just plug-in a USB Flash drive that contain Karaoke and your good to go.

ISDB-T Receiving System
Digital is the future, this coming years Philippines will become fully implement digital broadcast to all TV network. Meaning, all analog only TV will become worthless or the owner will force to buy setup box in order for them to use it.

However, if your TV has featuring ISDB-T Receiving System, such as Skyworth TB2000 Series and TB2050 Series (32TB2000, 40TB2000, 43TB2000 and 32TB2050, 40TB2050, 43TB2050) worry no more. It is indeed ready for the future!

Skyworth TB2000 Series and TB2050 Series (32TB2000, 40TB2000, 43TB2000 and 32TB2050, 40TB2050, 43TB2050) Home KTV TV Parts

Skyworth TB2000 Series and TB2050 Series (32TB2000, 40TB2000, 43TB2000 and 32TB2050, 40TB2050, 43TB2050) Home KTV TV Integrated board. Please refer to image below;

Skyworth TB2000 Series (32TB2000, 40TB2000, 43TB2000) Home KTV TV Mainboard

Integrated board may refer to a 2 in 1 board (Power supply and main board together. Skyworth TB2000 and TB2050 series machine comes running with it. The only disadvantage of having an integrated board in my opinion is when the power supply fail, so does the mainboard. Likewise, when the main board so does the power supply.

But on the other side of the fence I think this is an advantage. Why? Because, if one is fail, they change all. Means all your boards or TV parts inside is new.

Moving forward the photo below is an actual Skyworth TB2000 Series and TB2050 Series (32TB2000, 40TB2000, 43TB2000 and 32TB2050, 40TB2050, 43TB2050) Home KTV TV down firing speaker system.

Each speaker comes with 8 watts, therefore you have an extra loud speaker system compare to other Skyworth model of it’s size. However, expect higher energy consumption.

Accessories Include in the Box

Un-boxing Skyworth TB2000 Series and TB2050 Series (32TB2000, 40TB2000, 43TB2000 and 32TB2050, 40TB2050, 43TB2050) Home KTV TV, an accessories such as the remote, wall bracket, and stand is come with warranty certificate and manual. Please refer to above image for an actual photograph.

What is the difference between Skyworth TB2000 and TB2050 Series (32TB2000, 40TB2000, 43TB2000 and 32TB2050, 40TB2050, 43TB2050, respectively)?

Both Skyworth TB2000 and TB2050 Series (32TB2000, 40TB2000, 43TB2000 and 32TB2050, 40TB2050, 43TB2050, respectively) share the same features, parts and component.

Design and color is there only differences, TB2000 series comes with black stylish piano frame design. While the TB2050 comes with stylish silver color frame design.

Likewise, Skyworth TB2000 series will be exclusively distribute to SM Accounts while the Skyworth TB2050 will be share and be distribute to the remaining appliance stores (not SM store).

What is Bitcoin? BTC review. Everything you need to know!

Bitcoin

Probably you have heard about bitcoin or other cryptocurrency. But zero knowledge about Steem. Since, I’ve been in blockchain community a couple of years ago and now I am getting a LOT of inquires from families and friends about Bitcoin and whether if it’s a good investment.

So I write this article to answer all the questions they might asked.

What is Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is the first cryptocurrency that is created by Satoshi Nakamoto and one of the leading cryptocurrency in term of marketcap right now.

The keyword is “crypto + currency”, and crypto is refer as cryptography while currency refer as currencies. Therefore, cryptocurrency means secret currency that stored in the public ledger.

Let me explain that. The most important definition of what BitCoin is, is not that it is a leading cryptocurrency in term of marketcap, or that it is a “crypto” meaning anonymous. But it is just another currency.

And Bitcoin being as currency means that it has no inherent value for it’s own sake or not backed by a physical commodity such as Gold and Silver.

Example of inherent value is a house which is to provide shelter. Another example is a ballpen, inherent value of a ballpen to a tool for writing.

Now currencies on the other hand, be it Peso, Dollar, Euro, or Bitcoins have no other primary use except to exchange it for actual goods or services.

So in a nutshell what is Bitcoin? It’s just another speculative currency that is not controlled by any central government and is completely digital.

How do people make money on Bitcion?

The value of Bitcoin has been going up in the recent years knowing the fact that it has no inherent value. Well, when we say value in this case, I mean it to be relative.

Meaning the value of Bitcoin compared to other currencies has been going up.

In 2010, 1 Bitcoin (BTC) was virtually useless.
In 2011, 1 BTC were equaled to 1 USD
In 2013, 1 BTC reached up to 1000 USD
In 2015, 1 BTC went down to 500 USD.
In 2017, 1 BTC reached 9000 USD.
In 2018, 1 BTC reached to over 2000 USD.
In 2019, 1 BTC went down to 3000 USD.

So if you held on Bitcoins in 2011, you would have profited your money today regardless the bear and bull market.

But if you started on Bitcoins in 2017, your money would have been lost by now if you got out.

So how do people, make (or lose) money on Bitcoin?

It’s currency exchange. Just like how the USD to PHP has been changing over the years. Bitcoin is just like that, but on steroids. Bigger ups on bull run and downs at a much faster time frame on bear market.

Why Is the Price of Bitcoin Going Up?

To answer this question, it all boils down to what BitCoin is, a Currency. And the value of a currency is driven by the number of people who use it.

For example, let’s say a person wants to buy your house. And her offering 100 BTC. (100 BTC = 400,000 USD) But the condition is you can’t convert the BTC to other currencies.

Would you accept the Bitcoins? Unlikely, right? Because the grocery store won’t take your BTC’s as payment. You can’t pay your electric, water, or utility bills using BTC! See the issue?

A currency is only worth how much people are actually willing to use it. So back to the question, why is Bitcoin going up?

Two Factors:

First, because, more and more governments, businesses and everyday people worldwide are willing to accept it as a currency.

Second, or, its because people are buying it to make money.

Now these two factors are very tricky.

Because first factor is an actual Bitcoin usage as a currency, drives the long-term worth. While second factor is a demand to just make money is driving the short-term worth of Bitcoin.

Where Will Bitcoin Go?

Before I give my recommendation on what to do with the Bitcoin craze, let me first explain my outlook.

The value of Bitcoin will continue to go up, as it will be driven by people’s greed to make more and more money. Until it stops. The “bubble” pops.

And the value of Bitcoin will drop down to it’s actual worth driven by real usage of it as a currency.

Where those numbers exactly are? Whether it’s $4k, $10k, $150k $1M…. I don’t know, Bitcoin is speculative at the moment.

Is Bitcoin a good investment?

This is a question on a lot of people’s mind. And depending on who you talk to, they’ll have different answers!

To those who already invested, their answer is: YES, of course! Bitcoin is a revolution!

But to those who choose not to invest, they might be saying it’s just a bubble, and should be ignored!

Meanwhile those who bought at $1 and sold near $20k will tell you Bitcoin will go to the Moon!

But those who bought at $20k but panic sold when it dropped to $8k, will vow that they will never touch Bitcoin again.

So many opinions, who do you follow? Do your own research, you should learn how to be a good investor overall, so you can evaluate on your
own if Bitcoin is for you or not.

You don’t have to follow people. Instead follow the investing principles. This is why I believe my answer to the question “Is Bitcoin a Good Investment?” is beneficial for all.

How to Get Started in Bitcoin?

Getting started with Bitcoin or cryptocurrency involves two major part. First, get a secured wallet (web wallet, paper wallet or cold wallet). Second, get into the most trusted and secure exchanged.

Getting a secured wallet:
Since the beginning of Bitcoin there is a discussion among blockchain community member going on about how to create a secure wallet for your assets. Either it is a Web wallet, soft wallet and hard wallets or a multi-coin wallet. There is always a best option where you commit your private key.

As a beginner, it is highly recommended a web wallet for your Bitcoin. No setup is needed, you just need to signup.

What is web wallet?
Web wallet is usually managed in a shared server by third parties. It means that, you don’t have to download the whole Blockchain ledger in order for you to transact. Since, it is a third party, it is hard for you to trust your money with them. Because as of the writing, there is no Government agency to guarantee deposits.

What is the best Bitcoin Web Wallet?

The best Bitcoin wallet is the safest one, the one that puts you in control of your digital money. Because, web wallets run in your browser, meaning it is prone and vulnerable to cyber attacks.

For me as a long term Bitcoin and Alts investor, I don’t want to compromise my privacy and money. And I also don’t need choose between convenience and security.

What I want is to take control of my money and my future. Therefore, I want a web wallet that I have an access to my private key and never store, not even encrypted in the third party servers.

Based on my requirements, I have found and trusted only one web wallet for my Bitcoin, a Blockchain.com web wallet.

Blockchain.com web wallet review
Blockchain is the first and the most trusted global cryptocurrency web wallet. And also the fastest growing crypto company, helping millions across the globe to have an easy and safe way to access cryptocurrencies.

As of the writing Blockchain web wallet has an over 34 million users, transacted an over 2 Billion transactions across the globe and has the lowest fees in the industry, it’s no wonder Blockchain web wallet is the most trusted Bitcoin wallet. However, I wanted you to do your own research.

Now that you have your Bitcoin web wallet ready, then you need to load your Bitcoin web wallet with some Bitcoin from the most trusted Bitcoin exchange (Cry.

What is Bitcoin exchange?

A Bitcoin exchange is also known as crypto currency or digital currency exchange. Usually, it is operated and own by private company. Exchange allows crypto holder and investor (you) to trade Bitcoin (cryptocurrencies or digital currencies) for other crypto assets or fiat currency (Bank-note).

Like the Bitcoin web wallet, your Bitcoin exchange (crypto currency or digital currency exchange) should be provide safety, security, privacy, and control over your funds and information.

Based on my own experience as Bitcoin trader, here are the list of crypto currency exchange I am using to trade with;

  1. https://www.binance.com/
  2. https://international.bittrex.com/
  3. https://www.cryptopia.co.nz/

I use the above exchange to trade my assets for about 3 years now. It’s not that long but I already experience get scammed to other exchange.

Skyworth (Basic, Smart, Android) Remote Control: Everything you want to know!

Skyworth (Basic, Smart, Android) Remote Control

Skyworth remote control have divided into three(3) major category. The Skyworth basic remote, the smart remote, and the android remote. And again both Android and Smart remote comes into several design. We have the Skyworth Android remote for Netflix and None Netflix LED TV. Likewise, the Skyworth Smart remote also comes with Netflix and None Netflix too.

What is Skyworth Basic TV Remote

Skyworth basic remote

This type of Skyworth remote, comes with the basic function only and with the following button. Power on, power off, mute, numeric key for channel selection (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,0), RETURN, INFO, MENU, SOURCE, arrow up, arrow down, arrow left, arrow right, OK, C.C., MTS, Volume +, Volume -, Play, Pause, Stop, Channel up, Channel down, Backward, Fast forward, Previuos, Next, 3D, P.M., S.M., Zoom in and Zoom out. Please refer to the actual photo of basic remote above.

The Skyworth basic remote is always come partnered with the Skyworth Basic LED TV regardless what size it is (14 inches to 65 inches). But unlike from the other brand, Skyworth Basic remote has a backward compatibility to older version of Skyworth LED TV, even with the Skyworth 2017, 2014, 2012, 2010 and older models. Furthermore, Skyworth Basic remote control also work with both Smart and Android in limited features.

What is Skyworth Smart TV Remote

Skyworth Smart Remote Control

This type of Skyworth remote, comes with the Smart function “HOME” and yet carrying the following basic button as follows. Power on, power off, mute, numeric key for channel selection (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,0), RETURN, INFO, MENU, SOURCE, arrow up, arrow down, arrow left, arrow right, OK, C.C., MTS, Volume +, Volume -, Play, Pause, Stop, Channel up, Channel down, Backward, Fast forward, Previuos, Next, 3D, P.M., S.M., Zoom in and Zoom out. Please refer to the actual photo of basic remote above.

The Skyworth smart remote is always come partnered with the Skyworth Smart LED TV regardless what size it is (32 inches to 65 inches). Skyworth Smart remote comes also with a backward compatibility to older version of Skyworth Smart Digital LED TV, even with the Skyworth models 2017, 2014, 2012, 2010 and older.

Furthermore, Skyworth Smart remote control works 100% well in both Basic and Android Skyworth TV regardless the model. Meaning, Skyworth Smart remote control is compatible to Skyworth Basic LED TV, Smart LED TV, Digital LED TV, Smart Digital LED TV, Smart AOSP LED TV, Basic Netflix LED TV, Smart Netflix TV, and To all Android LED TV regardless the version (Android version 4.4.4, Android version 6, Android version 7 and the latest Android version 8.0).

What is Skyworth Android TV remote

Skyworth Android Remote Netflix and None Netflix Model

This type of Skyworth remote, comes with the Android function “Netflix”, “Youtube”, “Google Play”, “Voice Assisstant” and yet carrying the following basic button and Smart function as follows. HOME, Power on, power off, mute, numeric key for channel selection (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,0), RETURN, INFO, MENU, SOURCE, arrow up, arrow down, arrow left, arrow right, OK, C.C., MTS, Volume +, Volume -, Play, Pause, Stop, Channel up, Channel down, Backward, Fast forward, Previuos, Next, 3D, P.M., S.M., Zoom in and Zoom out. Please refer to the actual photo of basic remote above.

The Skyworth Android remote is always come partnered with the Skyworth Android LED TV regardless what size and model it is (32 inches to 65 inches). Skyworth Android remote comes with a backward compatibility to older version of Skyworth Android LED TV, even with the Skyworth models 2017, 2014 and older.

Furthermore, Skyworth Android remote control works 100% well in both Basic and Smart Skyworth TV regardless the model and size. Meaning, Skyworth Android remote control is compatible to any Skyworth Basic LED TV, Smart LED TV, Digital LED TV, Smart Digital LED TV, Smart AOSP LED TV, Basic Netflix LED TV, Smart Netflix TV, and To all Android LED TV regardless the version (Android version 4.4.4, Android version 6, Android version 7 and the latest Android version 8.0).

What is Skyworth Digital TV remote

The Skyworth Digital TV regardless it is an Android Digital TV or Smart Digital TV or Basic Digital TV, it shares the same remote based on there category. Inside the package or the box it comes with either one of the following, Basic, Smart or an Android remote control.

What is Skyworth Bluetooth Remote

From 2018 up to present, Skyworth Philippines have introduced a bluetooth capable TV in the Philippine market. It is either Smart Digital and Android TV. On there later model Bluetooth comes separate but with their newer model it comes featuring on the main remote control. Bluetooth remote main function is to access AI TV features such as Voice command, gesture and other features that is related to Google AI assistant and Amazon AI Alexa assisstant.

What is Skyworth Voice Remote

Voice remote is also known to others as the Bluetooth remote. Since they are similar, therefore they share the same function as a tool to access AI TV features such as Voice command, gesture and other features that is related to Google AI assistant and Amazon AI Alexa assisstant.

Skyworth Remote Code

For original Skyworth remote, no code or pairing code is needed. It’s like plug and play. However, if you have universal remote control, you can find the pairing code in the booklet that include in the package. As

How to pair Skyworth Bluetooth Remote Pairing

Pairing TV and remote is not tricky to do as other may think. However, not all Skyworth TV share the same pairing procedure. For example the Skyworth Android 55G6 is not the same on how we pair the Skyworth Android 55G2.

The how to pair remote to TV is available on TV manual. However, in the event of lost most of Skyworth TV comes with E-manual which is made available on TV home page.

How to connect Bluetooth / Voice Remote to 50G2, 50G2A, 55G2 and 55G2A LED Android TV?

I came up of this tutorial “How to connect “How to connect G2 series and G2A Bluetooth / Voice Remote to Skyworth TV” with one thing in mind, is to help you. This guide comes with visual illustration from the actual photo during the process. And using the actual TV and remote. So let’s begin…

Skyworth 49G2, 50G2A, 55G2 and 55G2A Bluetooth / Voice Remote Control. Please refer to image below;

Skyworth 50G2, 50G2A, 55G2 and 55G2A Bluetooth / Voice Remote Control

Step by step guide on how to connect or pair the remote to 49G2 and 55G2.

On your remote, press “HOME”.

Using arrow down or arrow up button, locate “Settings” and press “OK”.

On Settings menu using arrow down or arrow up button, locate “Add accessory” and press “OK”.

The screen will greet you with the following statement “Searching for accessories Note** Before pairing your Bluetooth devices, make sure they’re in pairing mode“.

On your remote press the pairing key “HOME and Arrow Left Button” to activate the “pairing mode”. Please refer to the figure below.

On your TV Screen “TV BLE Remote | 00:81:F9:00:73:A5” came out. Please refer to figure below.

Using arrow right button on your remote, select “TV BLE Remote” and press “OK”

On your TV below TV BLE Remote “Paring…” then “Connecting” wait for it.

“Paired” you can now use the remote for voice command

Enjoy messing around with Skyworth Voice Assistant AI remote!

How to Connect Skyworth E6 Series, E6D Series, E3 Series and E3D Series Remote to Android TV?

E6 Series models includes (32E6, 40E6, 43E6, and 49E6), E6D Series models includes (32E6D, 40E6D, 43E6D, and 49E6D), E3 Series models includes (32E3, 40E3, 43E3, and 49E3), and E3D Series models includes (32E3D, 40E3D, 43E3D, and 49E3D).

For visual and complete illustration, please refer to above guide. It share the same photo.

Skyworth E6 Series, E6D Series, E3 Series and E3D Series Voice / Bluetooth Remote. Please see figure below for your reference.

E6 Series models includes (32E6, 40E6, 43E6, and 49E6), E6D Series models includes (32E6D, 40E6D, 43E6D, and 49E6D), E3 Series models includes (32E3, 40E3, 43E3, and 49E3), and E3D Series models includes (32E3D, 40E3D, 43E3D, and 49E3D) remote
  1. On your remote, press “HOME”.
  2. Using arrow down or arrow up button, locate “Settings” and press “OK”.
  3. On Settings menu using arrow down or arrow up button, locate “Add accessory” and press “OK”.
  4. The screen will greet you with the following statement “Searching for accessories Note** Before pairing your Bluetooth devices, make sure they’re in pairing mode“.
  5. On your remote press the pairing key “HOME and Arrow Left Button” to activate the “pairing mode”. Please refer to the figure below.
  6. On your TV Screen “TV BLE Remote | 00:81:F9:00:73:A5” came out. Please refer to figure below.
  7. Using arrow right button on your remote, select “TV BLE Remote” and press “OK”
  8. On your TV below TV BLE Remote “Paring…” then “Connecting” wait for it.
  9. “Paired” you can now use the remote for voice command
  10. Enjoy messing around with Skyworth Voice Assistant AI remote!

How to Connect Skyworth G6 Series (49G6, 55G6, and 58G6) Remote to Android TV?

Connecting G6 Series Bluetooth / Voice Remote is different from above. However, they’re share the same TV display illustration.

  • On your main remote control (the first one from the top), press “HOME”.
  • Using arrow down or arrow up button, locate “Settings” and press “OK”.
  • On Settings menu using arrow down or arrow up button, locate “Add accessory” and press “OK”.
  • The screen will greet you with the following statement “Searching for accessories Note** Before pairing your Bluetooth devices, make sure they’re in pairing mode“.
  • On your remote press the pairing key “OK and Arrow Left Button” to activate the “pairing mode”. Please refer to the figure below.
  • On your TV Screen “TV BLE Remote | 00:81:F9:00:73:A5” came out. Please refer to figure below.
  • Using arrow right button on your remote, select “TV BLE Remote” and press “OK”
  • On your TV below TV BLE Remote “Paring…” then “Connecting” wait for it.
  • “Paired” you can now use the remote for voice command
  • Enjoy messing around with Skyworth Voice Assistant AI remote!

How to unpaired Bluetooth / Voice Remote?

  • On your remote, press “HOME”.
  • Using arrow down or arrow up button, locate “Settings” and press “OK”.
  • On Settings menu using arrow down or arrow up button, locate the name of your remote and press “OK”. Please refer to below image;
  • Select “Unpair” and press “OK”.
  • Unpaired!

Skyworth Universal Remote

About the question if the Skyworth TV will works with the universal remote control? The answer yes it works, however with limited function only. Based on the customer feedback, universal remote control will only work on Skyworth TV as follows; Power on, Power Off, Channel selection, Volume up and Volume down.

Furthermore, unlike the original Skyworth remote, universal remote control need to get paired to the TV first using pairing code that is available on it’s label. Moreover, there are times that the pairing code is not working. Means, the money you have pay for the universal remote control is not worthit.

Therefore, buying or using universal remote control with Skyworth TV is not recommended if you like to maximized the TV function.

Skyworth Remote Control App

There are few option available from Google play store to be install as Skyworth remote control app. However, they are not work with the most Smartphone. The basic requirement, the phone must have featuring or support the IR Blaster, else the remote will not work.

Furthermore, only basic function will work using the app such as, Power on, Power Off, Channel selection, Volume up and Volume down. The app is function is truly limited as Universal remote control has.

Universal Remote App

Universal Remote Application is an App that is created for all LED TV. However, since it is an App basic requirement, the phone must have featuring or support the IR Blaster, else the remote will not work. As of the moment here are few option available from Google play store to be install as universal remote control app.

Skyworth Remote Not Working

Remote is a necessity for a TV owner especially those who have own a TV set that comes with no manual button. Without the remote, it is worth less. Truly this is very frustrating.

What the the cause why my Skyworth remote doesn’t work or stop working? To answer that question I prepare some DIY troubleshooting guide before you call a service technician or buying a new remote.

The first and the very basic is check the remote batteries if it is properly installed. If does and still not working, try to change it with the new one. If it doesn’t work then call a technician for the repair.

What are the cause why my remote stop working?

Common cause why the remote stops working are the following, water spill, drop in regular basis, and power surge. Wondering how a power will affect the remote since it only using two 1.5 volts AAA batteries. It is not the battery, it is your static current who is affecting the remote.

How much the remote repair cost.

Usually technician minimum labor charge is 500 pesos here in the Philippines plus the component which they will charge you from 350 pesos to 500 pesos with a one month warranty. Therefore, the total cost of remote repair minimum 850 pesos.

While buying a new remote will cost you 1000 pesos plus a delivery fee of around 200 to 315, total 1200, 1315 respectively. Therefore, buying a new remote is highly recommended than go for repair.

Where to buy Skyworth Remote?

Since, 2009 Skyworth Philippines didn’t sold it’s remote control to any physical. It only available to buy directly from Skyworth Philippines main office through it’s assigned and authorized staff.

Here is the number of assigned and authorized staff to sell Skyworth Remote online, 09672770301. Take note, they only able to assist you through text since this number is connected to E1 system.

But unlike other online purchases who offered COD (Cash on Delivery) or COP (Cash on Pickup), Skyworth finance department has come with an odd policy, “Payment First Policy”. It means that you need to pay for the remote first before there warehouse to expedite the item.

Payment method for Skyworth remote comes with tons of option. They can able to collect on 7-Eleven seven connect which is very recommended, Cebauna, Palawan, Western Union, M Lhuillier, G-Cash, Bayad Center and Bank Deposit.

Bank deposit is not recommended because most of the time it goes offline and the deposit transaction fee is to high for it’s price. Furthermore, the confirmation is manually made (takes couple of days or even weeks) and there is no way to track your made payment other than deposit slip.

Skyworth Remote Price

Since the 2009, Skyworth Philippines sold it’s remote 1000 pesos each plus a delivery fee 200, 315, NCR, Provincial respectively. However, there are times that they’re not charging delivery or sell Class B remote at lower price ranging 700 to 900.

Class B remote comes with visible scrathche to hairline scratches. But one thing for sure, Class remote is also know as the second hand remote control or repaired remote.

Skyworth Remote Warranty

Skyworth remote comes with no warranty as clearly stated on there warranty terms and condition. Written as; 3. Accessories (e.g. remote control, wall bracket, USB, and freebies) are not included in the service warranty.

Skyworth Remote per Series of Model

Skyworth A3 Series Remote

Skyworth E6 Series Remote

Skyworth G2 & G6 Series Remote

Skyworth W2000 & W4 Series Remote

Author Insight and Conclusion:

All Skyworth remote works across all Skyworth model. Voice / Bluetooth remote is 100% compatible to one another.