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Let's start with the basics.
1. There is no PC in those TVs so we can't compare performance to the PC.
2. The WiFi is not as good as most PCs so to rule that out, use a wired connection.
Some want it to be as good as the PC. If so, we need a PC.
Thanks, Bob. however
1) my router is way too far away to run a wired connection. So when you wrote "Some want it to be as good as the PC. If so, we need a PC." are you saying I should try to connect my PC to the TV to watch it.
2) Also, it seems to be getting a little better as the episode goes on. Does that mean that the TV is downloading all the episode data in the beginning and then it will stop buffering once it has done that?
Thanks so much for your time!
p.s - my router is about 50 feet away. My longest chord is about 20 feet. Do they make ethernet chords that long?
Sorry for so many questions.
1. The router for the first test needs to be
20 or less feet away. The WiFi is not that great in most HDTVs, BD players and has caused trouble and ire for some.
2. There are many variables in WiFi because it's in the open. A neighbor's cordless phone can interfere so you have to admit it's lucky it works as well as it does.
There are more notes about Samsung, WiFI over the in CNET Networking forum.
PS. Ethernet cables are easily found
At 100 feet. We keep a 300 foot one at the shop for years just for folk that thought the distance was an issue.
Thanks for everyone's input, but issue persist even after...
I went out yesterday and replaced my 7 yr old router with a new Netgear that is supposed to be good for HD Video streaming. It worked perfectly last night and I thought I had found the solution. Then today, HBOGO kept buffering just as it did yesterday with my 7 yr old Linksys. So, I powered off the TV and powered it back on, still issues. Then I powered off my router and powered back on, went to HBOGo then no problems whatsoever. But also yesterday with the old router, after loading HBOGo about 3 different times it streamed flawlessly. It almost seems like when it keeps buffering, getting out of SmartHub several times and going back in until it finally works seems to be the only solution.
DOES THIS MAKE ANY SENSE TO ANYONE WHY IT IS PERFORMING THIS WAY?
p.s. - My Internet connection is 15 mbps.
That's a good clue.
Is your WiFi secure? You didn't say.
Bob. Yes it is secure and requires a password.
and Thanks for your continued input.
Any details I can give you...
To help me resolve this issue.
I read about the 13 channels...
Where do I find these so that I may review and possibly troubleshoot?
Thanks so much!
Here's the link to the CNET Networking Forum.
Currently the top post. Sorry but I need to rearrange this but it has a lot of what we know.
I have no details from you about the WiFi. I dropped a hint that WEP is not secure yet requires a password. We also know of trouble with F@nCy passwords.