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by jstahl1970 / November 23, 2010 1:17 AM PST

I recently purchased the 7000 series 3D LED 55" tv, and it was bundled with a Blu-Ray player and 3D starter kit. I know that I have to purchase a separate wireless adapter (why, I have no idea). My question is this: Do I plug the wireless adapter into the tv, or into the Blu-Ray player, or do I need one for each? I know that with the Anynet+ technology, all of my components 'talk' to each other. But will one wireless adapter be recognized by both devices, or does it even matter? Any help or info on this would be greatly appreciated.

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Wireless adapter question
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / November 23, 2010 4:39 PM PST

jstahl1970,

If you purchased a Blu-Ray player for 3D, do you know which model?

The reason I ask - the BD-C6900 comes with Wi-Fi built in, so you might not need an Adapter. That said, the same Samsung LinkStick (WIS09ABGN) will work on both units, but you'd have to connect them one at a time.

The TV will have similar Apps (though, they can vary), but would require the LinkStick Adapter.

Anynet+ is HDMI-CEC, and will pass short data, such as remote commands, but will not stream or otherwise 'connect' the TV and Blu-Ray for streaming functionality.

Does that help? If not, let me know and I'll be happy to expand on that answer.

--HDTech

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by jstahl1970 / November 23, 2010 11:51 PM PST

The Blu-Ray player is model BD-C5900, it came as part of a bundle from Best Buy with the tv and the 3D starter set. I guess my real question is this: if I have to choose one unit (tv or blu-ray player) over the other to connect wirelessly, which one am I better off connecting? Is there any advantage to choosing one over the other, or is it basically the same? The tv is mounted on the wall, so getting to it to constantly switch between units would not be so easy.

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by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / November 24, 2010 6:58 AM PST

jstahl1970,

The BD-C5900 doesn't come with the wi-fi built in, but you have Internet@TV on both the TV and the Blu-Ray player.

My suggestion would be the TV. There are more Apps available on the 7000-Series than what is available on the BD-C5900.

Here is a list of Apps by product category, and if you're a Sports enthusiast, hands down (at this time), the C7000 is the better choice, since it includes MLB and other sports Apps.

http://www.samsung.com/us/pdf/apps-and-product-table.pdf
Page 2 would be your TV.
Page 14 would be your Blu-Ray player.

Apps lineups can change - of course, the owner of the content has rights to their content. But that said, if it was me, I'd recommend using the TV's lineup of Internet@TV Apps. You'll notice that most, if not all, of the Apps on the Blu-Ray player are also on the TV.

Does that help?

--HDTech

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