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Buying A Smart TV - Will it work?


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thailend19

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I have a cableTV connection, a modem/router for both cable and wi-fi internet. Will a Smart tv(Sony, LG ) work as is? Will I have to buy more hardware?  The models I'm considering buying are LG 43LH570D or 590T;  or Sony LED Digital KDL40W650D. All are digital.

 

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yes i'd think they will work as is, without the need to purchase any further hardware.

 

i assume you connect from the cabletv box to your current tv using an hdmi connection, and will use the same to connect to the new tv.

as to the "smart" part of the tv's all you need to do is connect an ethernet/lan cable from one of a routers usual 4 lan ports to the tv's lan port or use their built in wifi capabilities to connect to your wifi router so they have internet connection for the smart part to work.

 

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yes i'd think they will work as is, without the need to purchase any further hardware.

 

i assume you connect from the cabletv box to your current tv using an hdmi connection, and will use the same to connect to the new tv.

as to the "smart" part of the tv's all you need to do is connect an ethernet/lan cable from one of a routers usual 4 lan ports to the tv's lan port or use their built in wifi capabilities to connect to your wifi router so they have internet connection for the smart part to work.

 

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The condo's cable TV connection cable is NOT HDMI. The wi-fi is non-cable, since it reaches into the next room(about 20 feet) from the router to my second pc. I have to assume these Smart TVs have built-in wi-fi capabilities. thanks for the reassurance....


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yes both tv's have built in wifi according tp the specs i read, not sure about your cabletv connection then because the only cabletv setups i've seen have the cabletv wire coming into the home to the suppliers tvbox and then use an hdmi connection from that to the tv.

 

i live in the uk so our cabletv setup may work differently to where ever you live though, i still don't see you needing any new hardware or having the need to do anything different with the new tv than what you do now on your current tv to get your usual tv channels.

 

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