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Watching Hulu from Samsung LED (8000 series) TV

I have tried to read a lot of posts about this, but I don't think I have the full answer. If I hook up my Samsung LED tv to my home network, can I stream video from Hulu? Or do I need a PC with PlayOn on something similar installed and connect my TV to the PC?

Also, can I just use a basic USB wireless adapter to connect my Samsung TV to my home network?

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Watching Hulu from Samsung LED (8000 series) TV


If you want to connect the computer to the television, most of what comes on the screen is something that can be shown on the television. This configuration would make the television act as a monitor (HDMI or PC cable required). In those instances, it would work.

Hulu is not supported officially on 2009 Samsung products, and the wireless dongle is for connecting your computer with PC Share Manager and wirelessly streaming video from your computer to the TV using that interface.

Not just "any USB wireless device" will work, although few on the market have been reported as working. Samsung can offer telephone support for the Samsung WIS09ABGN Linkstick only. Most 3rd party adapters will not work.

Does that help?


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well, my ideal is to not use a computer, but rather hook up the TV directly to my LAN. I guess I haven't really had a chance to play with the menu options on the TV, but can you navigate to a website directly from the tv (like hulu) and launch a video or show or whatever, and watch it streamed to your tv? Or do you HAVE to have a computer in the middle, between the home router and the tv?

Thanks for clarifying!

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Specifically with Hulu, it'd be something that you could watch on your computer. But for the 2009 models, you wouldn't be able to stream it directly to the TV, because the television would need the Hulu widget, and there is no Hulu widget for 2009 products.

However, since the computer can do it, you'd want to connect the computer to the television (via PC input or HDMI) and just view the stream using your television as the monitor.


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LNB650 and Wireless Linkstick


I have an 40"LNB650 and the WIS09ABGN Linkstick.

I have the latest firmware updates.

Will I be able to stream Hulu via a widget in the (near) future?

Is this capability only available on newer (2010) models? I bought my b650 in August 2009.


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No Updates for 2009 Models?

Are you serious there are not updates to the software for 2009 models?
That is unbelievable. I just paid almost 2k for an HD TV that I can't update? If that is what Samsung is going I am going to return my T.V. and tell everyone I know not to buy your T.V.'s

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