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connecting TV to wifi


Marko797

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Can anyone tell me what I need to do this, or if it's possible at all?

I have a Samsung LED TV which has an ethernet connection and also USB. Someone has mentioned there are certain dongles which might let me do this.

I currently burn any videos to DVD, then play them via the DVD player, but thought if the wifi connection was possible, I wouldn't need to go through the burning DVDs process.

What I'd like to be able to do is connect my downstairs TV wirelessly to my upstairs desktop pc and watch films (which are on the pc hard drive), using the wifi which is provided by my router and wifi extender (Devolo).

I hope someone can advise. Thanks,

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QuizMan

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btw - it depends what you mean by "video". MP4's will run perfectly well from USB

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Marko797

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this is the model no. UE40B6000.

I can play music via USB but not watch avi or mp4, but I read somewhere that you can do a firmware update to the 7000 series and then you could play vids via the USB. Problem is I can't remember where I read that!

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QuizMan

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Firmware for various versions of your TV are here: click here

Just select whichever version you have and select the firmware tab on the next screen.

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ßeta

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You need to look at page 31 & 35 of the user manual. AVI & MP4 is a supported Video format via USB on the Sammy B6000 Series.

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bremner

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I have the UE46B6000 (bought 2009) and looking at my manual, which is for both mine and the UE40B6000, on Page 37 it states only MP3 and jpg are supported. (Pages 31-36 detail setting up the TV)

Is the manual you are looking at for a newer version of the UE40B6000 with updated firmware?

Marko797

I use an Apple TV to stream video, audio and images wirelessly to the TV from my PC.

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ßeta

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Bremner you are absolutely correct. I was looking at the 2010 models.

My apologies

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Marko797

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I don't understand your post re; the Apple TV, plus I don't have such a thing.

Am I to conclude then from this that I cannot stream from my desktop to my Samsung TV via a dongle, nor via the USB?

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bremner

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I do not believe you can.

I did not expect you to have an Apple TV otherwise you would not have asked the question.

My point was that I have the technically same Samsung TV as you and to achieve what you want I bought Apple TV to stream the videos on my computer to the TV.

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