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Do the new C8 OLED 4K Smart TV's support gigabit input speed

Hi all … a newbie here.

Building a new house and have wired gigabit infrastructure end-to-end … cable modem / router / ethernet switch / CAT6A U/FTP cable / CAT6A shielded keystones / CAT 6A U/FTP patches … all, end-to-end.

Now, do the new C8's (specifically, the OLED65C8PUA) ethernet input support gigabit input speeds or are they still in 19th Century mode 10/100?

If not, if I resort to Wi-Fi over the new Eero hubs mesh network (it is a gigabit router, as well ) will I have better feeds for video streaming?

Many thanks, and apologies if this has been raised before, but I did not see a search function.

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I have to write no. Why?
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Not so accurate

Well Netflix loses bitrate in the transcoding.
There is no truth in saying that you only need 25Mbits for uhd. Uhd Blu-ray discs can have 128Mbits and so 100Mbits is not enough

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This is why we use BluRay players to play the discs.

And the connection is HDMI which is in speeds well beyond networking.

So far, I've yet to find a DVD/BD player that plays it's content over WiFi or Ethernet to the TV.

So your reply is also not so accurate.

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Certainly valid.

Most users have numerous of NAS drives where they stream high bitrate video from.

I see many 4K videos from my NAS and even high bandwidth-demo files to see how vibrant they look on my OLED and you can bet yourself that these files got insane high bitrate and they won't get smaller in the future, so thread starterarguments is certainly valid.(not all uses Netflix or Apples encode ******* UHD-show)

I also get higher speeds on Wifi then on cable on a LG 2017 OLED, så also 100/10 on that one.
same with Samsung Q7F where users are getting 200 to 400Mb/s on wifi (5ghz) and around 60Mb/s on cable.
https://us.community.samsung.com/t5/TVs/Gigabit-ethernet-on-Q7F-TV/td-p/242912
So it is certainly a joke that they still put 1990s class LAN sockets into TVs in 2018 and TVs to many thousands of dollars and its not like the speeds will be slower in the future and many prefer to have cable where ever it is possible to not have to much WiFI signals in motion 24/7 at home...

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Valid but not. Why?

Samsung and many other smart TV makers didn't envision use like this. They are stuck decades ago and only now being dragged into the here and now.

For what you want, a small PC or video player can pull it off. If you feel Samsung needs to step forward into the now and future, tell them so but they are in the old business of "TV", channels, installing Netflix for the money. They are, so far not about to build the ultimate network player.

I've been to seminars on programming for these Smart TVs and well, the old guard and ideas are alive and well.

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For high end 4K TV it is something there is needed

For high-end 4K TVs it is something there is needed, and it's not like the bandwidth will be slower in the future quite the contrary, to say the least.

Even Apple TV has in there last Apple TV 4K edition 2018 finally crumpled and included Gigabit LAN socket from the 100/10 they usually had in there Apple TVs.
so they clearly believe that on 4K content Gigabit LAN internet is suited. so it goes without saying that high-end 4K TVs to many many thousands and TVs there shall last years out in the future would also benefit in regards to Gigabit LAN.
The problem is when users are saying no no not relevant, you can still stream encode humped UHD from Netflix with only 100/10

You can see the above link people are getting 200 to 400Mb/s on the WiFI and only 60Mb/s on the cable.. that's a joke and it's not like it cost an arm and a leg to implement Gigabit LAN.

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The network port speed is 10/100Mb/sec

I have a network switch, which shows the speed on each of its ports (green light is for 1Gb/sec, yellow is for 10/100Mb/sec). The port, connected to my router, has the green light, but the port, connected to the LG OLED55C8 TV, has the yellow light. But I still believe, that the wired connection is better, as the WiFi connection is not reliable. If you close the door in your room (where the TV is located) and your router is located in another room, the speed of WiFi could drop to 50Mb/sec.

Post was last edited on September 20, 2018 10:12 AM PDT

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