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What purpose does wireless on a TV serve?

Posted on 2012-03-20
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My buddy bought a TV the other day and I noticed something while perusing the menus...it supported wireless.  I was only there for a few minutes so I didn't read the manual.  Next time I see him I will, but in the meantime I bring this question to EE.

What the hell does wireless on a TV do?

I was hoping I could stream content from the media server on my laptop or something.  Can you do this?  He doesn't have a wireless network but if it's worth it, i'll press him to get that going.
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by:jsimms2
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Depends on the TV, some can connect to the internet using apps or stream content from a media server.
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The TV is a 40 inch Samsung.  He bought it at Best Buy about a week ago.  It suggested all of the typical wireless stuff.  IP, subnet mask, MAC address etc.  As far as I could tell, there was no mention of actual apps for it.  It just had a wireless configuration area.
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giltjr earned 500 total points
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Just Googling on Samsung 40" TV Wifi.


Samsung Smart TV: An exclusive service that turns your TV into a web-enabled gateway where you can interact, watch, play and share with friends.

      AllShare™ DLNA® networking: Feed content from other digital devices to your TV for you to enjoy on screen.

The Smart TV™ feature gives you access to the best of the Internet, along with Samsung Apps and the ability to search content both online and on your TV
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by:duder78
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Oh...'Smart TV'...I didn't know what the name was, ah well.,  Cook, I found a few good bits on it.  Guess I just had to dig a little deeper.
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