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Would you buy a refrigerator with a TV in the door?
Posted by: AlphaDog
Date: July 27, 2006 02:06PM
I've been seeing these commercials on TV for LG brand refrigerators with this "feature", and I'm wondering who would consider buying one. I wouldn't, because it seems like another gadget that would break quickly and easily; would you get one?
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Re: Would you buy a refrigerator with a TV in the door?
Posted by: papercup
Date: July 27, 2006 02:09PM
Does it have an iPod dock too?

Then, no.
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Re: Would you buy a refrigerator with a TV in the door?
Posted by: iaJim
Date: July 27, 2006 02:13PM
I can't imagine the circumstances where it would be in an appropriate position to watch.
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Re: Would you buy a refrigerator with a TV in the door?
Posted by: AlphaDog
Date: July 27, 2006 02:14PM
If it does, they haven't been promoting it! If it did, would you be the first on your block to get one? smiling smiley

Edit: Ooops, I should have quoted the post about the iPod, which is what I was responding to.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/27/2006 02:14PM by AlphaDog.
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Re: Would you buy a refrigerator with a TV in the door?
Posted by: Jp!
Date: July 27, 2006 02:24PM
They should have a heart surgery video run in and endless loop on the fridge doors.

I've seen that at Fry's for about a year now. (the fridge)
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Re: Would you buy a refrigerator with a TV in the door?
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: July 27, 2006 02:24PM
No.
I personally think they should also include the Simpsons Easy Chair/Toilet so you never have to leave the kitchen.
It is really a stupid idea.
It also has a connection to some sort of Weather data, that shows on the smaller screen.

BGnR
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Re: Would you buy a refrigerator with a TV in the door?
Posted by: Ammo
Date: July 27, 2006 02:26PM
Only if the screen showed what was inside the refrigerator.
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Re: Would you buy a refrigerator with a TV in the door?
Posted by: billb
Date: July 27, 2006 02:40PM
Video of the insides would be great if you had kids, although they already usually know what's in there anyway.
Plus you could watch mold grow.
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Re: Would you buy a refrigerator with a TV in the door?
Posted by: Donkey Hotay
Date: July 27, 2006 02:42PM
You left the word "Why" off the start of the subject line there.



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Re: Would you buy a refrigerator with a TV in the door?
Posted by: hal
Date: July 27, 2006 02:45PM
Must there be a TV EVERYWHERE we go? It just makes me sick. Every waiting room - a TV - usually with the sound off. WHY!!?? Now cars, post offices, every 20 ft in airports... and now on the front of the fridge.

Hey, I gotta better idea, why not put the fridge in the livingroom as part of your 'throbbing wall of light and sound'. Then you'd never have to leave your recliner....
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Re: Would you buy a refrigerator with a TV in the door?
Posted by: JoeBob
Date: July 27, 2006 03:22PM
No.
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Re: Would you buy a refrigerator with a TV in the door?
Posted by: Pam
Date: July 27, 2006 03:24PM
I wouldn't mind a TV in the kitchen, but multi-use electronics have a bad record of failing components. For example, the 13" TV/DVD set I bought a year ago. Now the DVD player won't work. I'd just buy a fridge and a TV separately.
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Re: Would you buy a refrigerator with a TV in the door?
Posted by: $tevie
Date: July 27, 2006 03:37PM
No.
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Re: Would you buy a refrigerator with a TV in the door?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: July 27, 2006 03:43PM
Hell no.

Oh, and billb- that would totally spoil the classic teenager pose of standing in front of the wide open refrigerator whining "there's nothing to eat !". I personally think that they expect there's some kind of magical fast food window inside the refrigerator, and when the snack they were thinking of doesn't appear, they get mad.

that or they expect the "Star Trek" food replicators..
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Re: Would you buy a refrigerator with a TV in the door?
Posted by: Pam
Date: July 27, 2006 03:46PM
I want a Star Trek food replicator!
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Re: Would you buy a refrigerator with a TV in the door?
Posted by: Fritz
Date: July 27, 2006 03:52PM
I'd by a TV with a fridge built in, but what is the purpose of a fridge with a TV built on?



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Re: Would you buy a refrigerator with a TV in the door?
Posted by: microchip13
Date: July 27, 2006 04:03PM
Probably not. There wouldn't be much use for it, at all. I suppose weather, but then I can just look out the window.



I do agree with Pam though, where are our replicators!

(The one thing that HAS always confused me with replicators though is why do you have to say "Tea, Hot" shouldn't Tea imply that you want it hot? Unless of course you say "Iced Tea")



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Re: Would you buy a refrigerator with a TV in the door?
Posted by: 3d
Date: July 27, 2006 04:18PM
Someone who actually spends a fair amount of time in the kitchen preparing and cooking family-sized meals might appreciate a TV in the fridge door. Not someone who just goes in there to microwave something or make a sandwich.

A separate small TV in the kitchen will only take up precious counter space.

Assuming that the TV will not break and screw up the fridge. I'm thinking it's not a terribly idiotic idea. Would i buy it? Nah. I don't cook regularly. And when i do it's not large meals. I'm in and out of there in 30 mins tops. I then park my butt on the couch with my food in front of the living room TV.
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Re: Would you buy a refrigerator with a TV in the door?
Posted by: AlphaDog
Date: July 27, 2006 04:50PM
Okey, dokey. I guess I'm not as far out in left field as I thought, since most of you aren't lusting for one of these contraptions either. Some of you cite reasons other than what I had in mind, but at least we have an indication that these won't become "the new USB scale" among Macresource Forum members! smiling smiley
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Re: Would you buy a refrigerator with a TV in the door?
Posted by: Seacrest
Date: July 27, 2006 05:16PM
I wouldn't buy one, but only because it's a feature added to a product that I feel doesn't belong -- like cameras in cell phones.

I'm sure a lot of people would find a TV in the kitchen useful, however, I think they would not spend the extra bucks to have it integrated into another appliance, unless the cost of adding it is negligible.

The reason people buy cell phones with cameras, however, is because the net cost of including the camera to the consumer is $0 if it's not used. The cell phone providers subsidized the cost of includng cameras because they hoped to derive service revenue from their use. There is no such incentive to anyone with the fridge+TV.





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Re: Would you buy a refrigerator with a TV in the door?
Posted by: DaviDC.
Date: July 27, 2006 05:23PM
Personally, I thought it was a silly idea.
Is it an HDTV or a standard model that'll be obsolete in a couple of years?



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Re: Would you buy a refrigerator with a TV in the door?
Posted by: GeneL
Date: July 27, 2006 07:01PM
I'm with Jp! on this.

My loop would include anonymous obese people as well as views of the results of overweight on the various medical conditions that are threaening me.

I just got out of the hospital where my kidney specialist gave me dire warnings about the dietary effects that threaten my remaining kidney.

In spite of that I'm having a terrible time getting my mind around eating properly sad smiley

The TV in the door solution is, I know, unrealistic, but I've got to do something.

As I always say, "that's just my opinion, I could be wrong."

GeneL



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Re: Would you buy a refrigerator with a TV in the door?
Posted by: raz
Date: July 27, 2006 08:32PM
I think you're all missing the point.

This product is aimed at the family which eats in the kitchen at the dinette set. There is a 13" TV on the table constantly tuned to Today/Oprah/Rikki/General Hospital/Cartoons which is taking up valuable space that could better be served with the Sam's Club 20 lb bag of Cheeze Doodles.

By moving the TV off of the table, you are stopping the kids from fighting over its position, stopping food from blocking its precious view, and also protecting it from spills.

Anybody here fit that description?

Me? There's a TV in the game room and one in the family room. None in the kitchen, dining room, bedrooms, ...



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Re: Would you buy a refrigerator with a TV in the door?
Posted by: AlphaDog
Date: July 27, 2006 08:58PM
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raz
I think you're all missing the point.

This product is aimed at the family which eats in the kitchen at the dinette set. There is a 13" TV on the table constantly tuned to Today/Oprah/Rikki/General Hospital/Cartoons which is taking up valuable space that could better be served with the Sam's Club 20 lb bag of Cheeze Doodles.

By moving the TV off of the table, you are stopping the kids from fighting over its position, stopping food from blocking its precious view, and also protecting it from spills.

Anybody here fit that description?

Me? There's a TV in the game room and one in the family room. None in the kitchen, dining room, bedrooms, ...

Frankly, I don't think that family would be able to afford the refrigerator! I do have a small TV in my kitchen, but I live alone. And the kitchen was designed with a spot for the TV, so there's still room on the table for BOTH my Lapzilla and the 20# bag of Cheeze Doodles. smiling smiley (Just kidding about the 'Doodles.)

I don't have a problem with the TV in the kitchen (obviously), but in the door of the refrigerator just sounds so gimmicky and impractical.
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Re: Would you buy a refrigerator with a TV in the door?
Posted by: bfd
Date: July 27, 2006 09:09PM
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Only if the screen showed what was inside the refrigerator.

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Re: Would you buy a refrigerator with a TV in the door?
Posted by: TheCaber
Date: July 27, 2006 11:05PM
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Only if the screen showed what was inside the refrigerator.

That would certainly answer the age-old question: "If you close the door, does the light stay on?"



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No.
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: July 28, 2006 01:37AM
But an iPod dock-- maybe.




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Re: Would you buy a refrigerator with a TV in the door?
Posted by: onthedownlow
Date: July 28, 2006 03:08PM
If you've actually seen the LG model, then you'd probably appreciate it and perhaps change a tune on wanting one; however, they are expensive, and likely not worth it, unless you absolutely have to have a TV in the kitchen-area, and do not want to take up space elsewhere.

They have sold these at Best Buy for well over a year or so now...usually at least one on display, in case anybody would like to check one out for themselves.

The LCDs do run a little warm/hot in the door...so not sure how that affects the temperature control at all.



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