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Standard User cox377
(knowledge is power) Mon 19-Dec-11 10:33:22
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Samsung dongle


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Hello guys,

My mum just bought one of the large Samsung LED 3D TV's. She has it hooked up to her network via a patch cable. She has been watching I player but can't play all things she wants to that she can see in the list.

Comet, has said, she needs a samsung dongle

http://www.beyondtelevision.co.uk/Computing/eReaders...

Or to turn all the other computers in the house.

I'm not entirely sure as I'm out of the loop re new TV's.

Can anyone clarrify exactly what the deal is regarding these dongles.

Thanks in advance

James

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Standard User ratonastick
(newbie) Mon 19-Dec-11 22:28:19
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Re: Samsung dongle


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The dongle will just provide a wireless connection to the router.
If you already have a wired connection with the patch cable you don't need it.

Not sure what you mean by "Or to turn all the other computers in the house." ?

Regarding iPlayer, the only program differences I can think of ( assuming they are available and haven't just been entered in the menu list early ) are the HD programs.
These will require a broadband speed of at least 3.5Mbit, so if your Mum's broadband speed is slower than this they'll lockup pretty quickly.
Likewise normal definition iPlayer needs at least a reliable 2Mbit speed.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 19-Dec-11 22:37:56
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Re: Samsung dongle


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Ethernet cable unless its well over 100m long will out perform any wireless dongle, which is that the Samsung thing is.

For a Smart TV to work well you need a fairly good broadband connection, so that is something that needs to be looked at. Also if you have for example 3Meg, and someone is downloading something on another computer, then the TV will have to fight for its share of the data. Thus why so much is being made of superfast services that can support doing several things at once.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
The author of the above post is a thinkbroadband staff member. It may not constitute an official statement on behalf of thinkbroadband.


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