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How to connect TV to internet?

by jealousblues / November 25, 2012 3:48 AM PST

HI guys

Currently we have only 1 TV in the house and I have my old laptop running directly to it. (The TV is acting like a monitor).

We do not have any cable services, nor do we want to buy one.

My girlfriend wants to get a small TV for the bedroom.

I know there are some TVs that connect to the internet but I dont know how well they work
would it be possible to get one that would connect to my wifi and be able to get all content from the web like I currently do with my laptop/computer system?

Would we be able to watch netflix and browse the internet on such a TV


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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 25, 2012 3:58 AM PST

All browsers so far in the smart TVs are a shadow of what you can do on a PC. Yes, you can get Netflix but some folk complain it's not the same feature set as on the PC.

Yes, you can connect, but tone down your expectations.

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TV L/T etc.
by pgc3 / November 26, 2012 3:43 AM PST

As Bob Proffitt alluded, sounds pretty limiting. What you could do, unless you have, for something simple, download HULU this would give you something simple and free, still a bit limited.

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No real HULU so far.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 26, 2012 3:51 AM PST
In reply to: TV L/T etc.

HULU made a decision to force HULU Plus on devices such as the TV, tablets and such. No HULU.

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HULU plus
by pgc3 / November 28, 2012 1:39 AM PST
In reply to: No real HULU so far.

Wow I wasn't aware of that, even if you use something such as a ROKU? Seems as if everyone has a "GOTCHA" one way or another.

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No real HULU on ROKU. It's Hulu Plus.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 28, 2012 2:51 AM PST
In reply to: HULU plus

I thought I wrote it clearly. I'll repeat it again.

HULU is for PCs and Apple computers ONLY. Everything else is Hulu Plus.

There may be hacks but they rarely work for long.

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Try a different approach
by gar13field / November 27, 2012 12:23 AM PST

I don't know if this will help you but there are some pretty reliable AV transmitter/reciever products out there that will let you "broadcast" what your laptop is displaying. The second part is there are several remote control apps for smartphones that will allow you to control your laptop from your phone. Then you could control your laptop from your bedroom.
Just another way of skinnin' the ol' cat.
Hope it helps.

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