It has occurred to me that I will need to buy a TV at some point when I acquire a house. I have always just watched TV shows and films on a computer by torrents. I want a normal living room with a nice fat TV and a comfy sofa.
The problem is, from visiting friends and family I don't think I can deal with smartTVs. They have always been slow, buggy, packed to the brim with integrated ads and not to mention all of the privacy spying that goes on. After spending my life watching youtube with ad block, I find the amount of ads on the TV youtube app to be completely insufferable.
How do I deal with this? My first thought was to just have a small linux box, perhaps using syncthing to sync TV shows and movies to it, but I don't particularly want to have to whip out a keyboard/mouse to control it, it would also mean I'd need to have a HDD from my PC to sync all these files with, which would double the space needed. I also maaaaybe want to be able to see regular channels.
How do I deal with this? I refuse to subscribe to any TV channels or monthly fee services.