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Samsung Smart TV using data while watching free-to-air TV

by Liz85 / September 30, 2013 2:01 PM PDT

My parents just bought a Samsung UA32F6300AM 32"(81cm) FHD LED LCD 100Hz Smart TV. The 2 days after it was set up they had the TV on quite a bit - only watching free-to-air TV, and they got a message from their service provider saying they had used a significant amount of data (compared to their usual usage) over those 2 days - about 1.5 gig. The only thing that they had done differently was watch free to air tv on the new smart tv. I know watching free to air tv shouldn't use data so I'm not sure what is going on.

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Re: Samsung Smart TV using data while watching free-to-air T
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / October 1, 2013 1:10 AM PDT
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(NT) Australia actually :-)
by Liz85 / October 1, 2013 9:21 AM PDT
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Is this TV connected to the internet?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 1, 2013 2:30 AM PDT

If so, you may want to remove it's internet connection.

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Yes it is connected to the internet
by Liz85 / October 1, 2013 9:23 AM PDT

Yes, the tv is connected to the internet, but my parents want to use it to watch catch-up tv online, so it needs to be connected to the internet.
Is there an easy way to turn the internet connection on and off?

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You need to.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / October 1, 2013 9:27 AM PDT

Check your data plan with your ISP.


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Any video over the internet
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 1, 2013 11:55 AM PDT
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Data Usage problem
by xxBlueDogxx / January 31, 2014 1:21 AM PST

I have a data usage problem with my Samsung smart tv as well it uses 3 to 5 times the data to watch a movie compared to my Wii , my roku and any of my pcs no one with Samsung can explain this other then its just what they do. I have stopped using the Smart features of my television and will be selling it, and buying a regular led set and attaching a roku to it. Do not buy a smart tv unless you want to be charged for extra data usage from your provider.

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Why not add the Roku?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 31, 2014 1:24 AM PST
In reply to: Data Usage problem

That seems to be the cheap exit here.

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Excess data usage
by Chog77 / January 11, 2016 3:41 AM PST

I have exactly the same problem. Even when the tv is on standby, the tv has used about 2gb of data in 3 hours. I have done an isolation test on every single device over 2 weeks. I also tracked internet data usage when the house was unoccupied and we were at work. Once I isolated the tv which was the only device with power on standby and connected to the modem, it was using up data. Even when I changed the settings on the tv disable automatic updates. Definitely an issue with Samsung tv.

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Check the above and
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 11, 2016 7:57 AM PST
In reply to: Excess data usage

Why not disable this internet connection as it's defective.

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