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Series 5300 - can I use wireless keyboard and mouse?

by hana527 / September 7, 2012 12:53 AM PDT

Can we use our logitech wireless keyboard and mouse connected to the Acer pc that is LAN? How about using our wireless IPAD to type in info?

We have connected to our wireless network with the tv.

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Keyboard/mouse
by pgc3 / September 7, 2012 1:06 AM PDT

Since your kybd/mouse has an adapter that inputs USB to the system it should work as any other wireless kybd/mouse, assuming that you have used it in the past. The IPAD would typically require a wireless adapter or wireless slot card, separate from the kybd/mouse. The best thing to do would be to try it and see if there are issues and there may be, with two wireless devices, interference etc. There may also be issues of proximity/range to the set up most wireless kybd/mouse hook ups are pretty short range devices with the exception of Bluetooth (a bit longer) but that is another story.

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It worked!!!!
by hana527 / September 7, 2012 1:21 AM PDT
In reply to: Keyboard/mouse

Took the dongle out of the Acer put it in the tv USB port and ... we are good to go!

ps - not sure why there are so many posts on the forum about solutions when it could be this simple.
THANKS!

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Re: Good to hear it
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / September 7, 2012 2:33 AM PDT
In reply to: It worked!!!!

Hana527,

We probably have a lot of posts because the 2012 models are the first models able to support USB, HID compliant keyboards. Generally, people are asking which keyboards to buy, but I can't really answer that question because we could literally list hundreds of keyboards. So that's my two cents.

Regards,
HD Tech

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Series 5300 - can I use wireless keyboard and mouse?
by PBuck77 / November 12, 2012 6:16 AM PST
In reply to: Re: Good to hear it

The reply sounds to good to be true, Logitech tell me they have no Bluetooth key boards compatable with series 5 TVs, are you now saying any wireless keyboard with USB dongle will work if previously used on a PC

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I'll say it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 12, 2012 6:44 AM PST

Most USB HID keyboards work even if wireless. MOST. It's possible a model may not work but most do fine.

Bob

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