Buying a TV - Streaming etc. etc


#1062

Think most newer ones have Ethernet port


#1063

It appears that the IPTV providers in the U.K., were getting their sports streams from Virgin Media cards in Ireland from the guys that got arrested. It explains why the HD Sports dropped last week :grimacing:


#1064

You can buy one with the port built in or you can buy the adapter for it


#1065

What kind of adapter???


#1066

Have you a Smart TV at the moment or are you looking to buy one?


#1067

I have a smart TV but I can’t find a ether net port. Its a LG I think so it probably burned.
May be a Samsung.
I’ve also a Panasonic one which may be smart but its old. Maybe ten years old.
I’m thinking of replacing this with a big curvy one.
This one is right beside the router so would be easy to connect.
The other one is on the wall and is a pain in the bollix to see any connections in. I’d also struggle with planning permission to run a cable.


#1068

I find WiFi is strong enough for the smart tv apps like Netflix, amazon and YouTube but I have Ethernet cable hooked up on android box


#1069

So how does that work?
Ethernet cable into android box into telly?


#1070

Would the wiffy not do you mate?


#1071

No just into android box. Tv is fine on WiFi. If you need another Ethernet cable buy the adapters that transmit through your electricity. They are the job. Just plug into wall beside your router and plug in other end beside device you need high speed internet on.


#1072

Tried them. I think the broadband is dodgy. I use the WiFi from right next to the router, but it drops the signal even for Netflix and amazon. Company just keep saying line test is grand.


#1073

Do you have a microwave between the router and the Telly?


#1074

How old is the modem? You might need to tune it into a different frequency channel as a lot of other devices operate off a standard frequency setting so there could be interference.


#1075

Does the same thing happen on other devices or just the TV?


#1076

I do between one of them, but not the other.


#1077

Just the telly.


#1078

Have a read of this.

https://www.techradar.com/news/networking/powerline-networking-what-you-need-to-know-930691

Don’t use them on any mains splitters, adapters or extension leads. Try keep them on the same mains circuit (MCB) if possible. Keep the wire distance as short as possible.

Like everything else there are good ones and bad ones out there. Don’t mix different types in the same house. Load the software that came with them on a portable and do some speed tests around the house. You’ll be surprised the difference in speeds, even on a double socket.


#1079

I tried it, but the telly I watch runs off a different circuit.


#1080

Do you have a different circuit for the East Wing?


#1081

Maybe he could get the butler to hold the aerial?