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Topic # 173275 17-May-2015 20:20
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Can the 1080p 50" take a keyboard and mouse for the web browser via USB etc?

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  Reply # 1328653 21-Jun-2015 13:43
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Still interested if this is possible?

A bit over smart TVs, they arent that smart and quite limiting, money better spent on HTPC. I hear the samsung is better though.

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  Reply # 1328702 21-Jun-2015 15:17
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TeaLeaf: Still interested if this is possible?

A bit over smart TVs, they arent that smart and quite limiting, money better spent on HTPC. I hear the samsung is better though.


Most of the Sony will not take a physical USB keyboard/mouse but support a Bluetooth one.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1328707 21-Jun-2015 15:22
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Sony Blu-ray players will take a USB, but the TV's are a different beast.

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  Reply # 1328709 21-Jun-2015 15:31
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Easiest way is to try it. Ive pretty much given up on the TV browser on my LG. Lack of a good zoom, and the fact that it seems to be rendering at a low resolution and then scaling it to 4k making it look like garbage doesnt help.

PC plugged into it is a vastly better experiance. The gtx 960 seems to be the cheapest card I can find with HDMI 2.0 so that you get a usable framerate at 4k, I havent got one for the HTPC yet because that is on a different TV that is still an antique, but the LG in the bedroom is just cabled to my gaming PC with a long HDMI cable. Browses fine, games okish for the few I have tried with the xbox controller on the PC, but I am having dropout issues with that so may need to get a wired controller.




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  Reply # 1328781 21-Jun-2015 19:22
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Dunnersfella: Sony Blu-ray players will take a USB, but the TV's are a different beast.


i bought a sony blue ray player which we never use now as we are 100% internet TV based. was going to sell it.

i plugged the logitech dongle into the tv but as said, not recognised, so it might be recognised by the blu ray? and alternatively i could try a bluetooth mouse?

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  Reply # 1328799 21-Jun-2015 20:00

I have a Logitech K400 wireless keyboard connected to a Samsung smart TV and find that the TV's browser is a pain to use. Smart TV's are good for watching tv programs and tv on demand, but aren't that smart compared to a pc when it comes to internet surfing. Pop ups are a real nuisance.
Have now connected an old laptop to the TV using a VGA to HDMI adapter. Much easier to use. The TV upscales the laptop video output quite well and sound comes through the blu ray speakers thanks to ARC.
I am now looking for a cheap pc that has HDMI.



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  Reply # 1328823 21-Jun-2015 20:24
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well that pretty much sums it up, the sony apps suck. netflix compared to netflix browser based is chalk and cheese.

here i have a HDTV setop box built in i dont use, smart tv i dont need and a blu ray player i never use anymore. but the panel is still very good.

i have an hdmi lappy that never gets used, outside the nvidia shield android tv and xbox one, its my cheapest option by the sounds.

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