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ocelot20

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Hello,

My granddad might be buying a new TV soon. I found a Toshiba 42'' RL853B from M&S for £399. He will only be using it with his Virgin box and blu-ray and dvd players.

What I want to know is this is a Internet ready TV. Now am just wondering what is the internet like on tv's? Can you search the whole of the internet or just places like Youtube and BBC iPlayer? Could he go onto a website like justin.tv and watch live streams or anything like that?

If the answer is yes to the above. How would he get this connected to the internet? He has a computer in the another room with just a modem. Could he connect this tv up to the internet via Homeplugs? Or would he have to get the wifi adapter and a wireless router?

Thanks.
 

NX3

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justin.tv, no, no tv will do that even a full on smart tv.

Wired is best / fastest connect, next option are Homeplug 200mbps (amazon £35), last option would be wifi but its likely to be slowest / least guaranteed bandwidth and can be unreliable streaming video.

Does his modem have spare network ports ? If not you'd really need to get a modem/router.
 

rayanbb

Standard Member
Hello,
What I want to know is this is a Internet ready TV. Now am just wondering what is the internet like on tv's? Can you search the whole of the internet or just places like Youtube and BBC iPlayer? Could he go onto a website like justin.tv and watch live streams or anything like that?
Have the same problem, I'd like to connect TV to internet and not pay monthly subscription to cable tv providers. Looking at this solution right now Dazzling Reviews: Satellite Direct Review - Is it possible to watch Satellite Channels on your computer? Anybody using it?
 

NX3

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That software looks like a con, its just feeding in one place free streams like BBC news which anyone can watch online in a browser. You paying for free services basically or if they have pay channels like Sky etc then its piracy and the website is likely to get shut down pretty quickly.

Legal services like BBC iPlayer are free and can be added to a dumb tv using a smart media box like Sony SMP-N200 or bluray players from major manufactures like Sony, Samsung, Panasonic have iPlayer etc. No device has BBC, ITV, 4 and 5 as yet, nearest complete set is PS3. This year Youview launches in the UK which means you'll soon be able to buy a standard box in the high street which has all those services.
 

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