web browser for vizio e60-c3 smart tv??

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We are a thrift store chain, we set up an intranet site to display our company sales & maybe other info on TVs mounted on the walls of the store so customers actually know what our sales are on a given day. This site displays on other smart tvs. Just bought a Vizio e60-c3 smart TV on the foolish assumption it would have a web browser, but I am NOT seeing one.

Want to get a bunch of Vizios for other stores, but I can't find a browser app (or anything like that) in Vizio that will let us display a simple intranet site.

Is there a web browser, or any app that can work on Vizio to point to our internal IP and display whatever we have there?
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I was recently shopping for a new TV and wanted it to have a full web browser. I was considering the Vizio model e55-c1, and its specs spoke a lot about apps (Hulu, Netflix, Vudu, YouTube, etc.), but not about a web browser. So I called their technical support at 877-698-4946 on 23-April-2015. Here's the verbatim conversation:

Vizio: What brings you to Vizio today?

Joe: I have the downloaded manual and it talks about the different apps you have (Hulu, Netflix, Vudu, YouTube, etc.), but what I really want it to have is a real web browser. Does it have one?

Vizio: Our TVs do not have web browsers. I don't know if you've ever used the web browser on a TV, but I have, and it's a pain in the neck.

Joe: Why?

Vizio: You're trying to type everything in with a remote.

Joe: Can't you connect a wireless keyboard to a USB port?

Vizio: On our TVs, the USB port is used for looking at pictures from a camera or a phone, or some devices allow you to watch videos, but if you plugged a wireless keyboard into them, the TV wouldn't really know what's plugged in there.

There was more to the conversation, but that's the gist of it in terms of your issue, and all comments above are actual quotes. I wound up getting a Samsung TV with a decent, if not great, web browser (as well as all the other typical Smart TV apps), and plugged the small dongle for a wireless Logitech keyboard (with a built-in touchpad) into one of its USB ports...works fine in the web browser...you do not have to use the remote for typing into the browser.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news — I know it's not what you wanted to hear. Regards, Joe

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Thanks. I had similar conversations with Vizio 'tech support'. I am still in the return window so back it goes.
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You're welcome. Good news that you're still in the return window! Vizio is really missing the boat on this one. Regards, Joe

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