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Topic # 87412 28-Jul-2011 13:45
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Hi all,
Recently bought a  Samsung PS51D550 Plasma TV.

Got a wireless dongle with it and the TV also has a LAN port at its back.

However, I am not sure how to use internet on this TV because from what I could make out there is no software in it's firmware that can help you browse, youtube or skype etc.
If it is not supported on this model, then why do they have the LAN port and supply a WIFI dongle with it?

What is the use? Is there a way to use them?

Also, please guide me how to play 3D movies on this TV via connecting a laptop through HDMI or a USB Pen drive?

Do I need any special player / software on the laptop?

If I plug-in the USB drive, will it play 3D movies on its own?

 

Please help.

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  Reply # 498944 28-Jul-2011 14:10
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I had a Samsung Plasma (not sure which model) but swapped it for an LCD. Both had good web/network functionality. Have you read the manual?

Just hit the Internet@TV button, or something like that, it'll connect to the internet, download updates, and youtube etc will be there.

I found wireless unreliable, wired is much better. I don't actually use the internet functions, I run things through a PS3 so I use that instead. All I do is play media off my PC though, using the free "PS3 media server" software.




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  Reply # 498949 28-Jul-2011 14:16
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timmmay: I had a Samsung Plasma (not sure which model) but swapped it for an LCD. Both had good web/network functionality. Have you read the manual?

Just hit the Internet@TV button, or something like that, it'll connect to the internet, download updates, and youtube etc will be there.

I found wireless unreliable, wired is much better. I don't actually use the internet functions, I run things through a PS3 so I use that instead. All I do is play media off my PC though, using the free "PS3 media server" software.


Hi, I am afraid my TV / Remote doesn't have any such Internet @ TV button :(
Yeah currently I am running internet on laptop and viewing on TV via HDMI but I wouldnt want to keep my laptop hooked especially if I have bought a TV which says it has LAN and also came with a WI FI dongle :(
 



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  Reply # 498950 28-Jul-2011 14:19
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I have found out that all these features of Internet etc come built in series 6 onwards.
My model is series 5!

Does this mean LAN n WI FI in series 5 is useless? Is there a way to get the firmware upgraded to something like what the series 6 has?

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  Reply # 498951 28-Jul-2011 14:21
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Um, your TV won't have it sorry, my UA40D6000 has an "SMART" button. I think yours will only have the MEdia P. which is Media only as the PS51D550 doesn't have the SmartTV features :(




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  Reply # 498953 28-Jul-2011 14:23
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ankit816: I have found out that all these features of Internet etc come built in series 6 onwards.
My model is series 5!

Does this mean LAN n WI FI in series 5 is useless? Is there a way to get the firmware upgraded to something like what the series 6 has?


Whoops, I was just writing as you replied

Nah different chipset in the 6 series, if the retailer said it'd get SmartTV you could take it back and get a full refund then buy the 6 series.  The 6 has the motion processing too, but doesn't actually have Internet, just Youtube/facebook/3dTV etc.  The 7 series has the extra Internet browser built in and the 8/9 series has built in SmartView(viewable on teh Galaxy S and Galaxy S II phones remotely)

As for 3d, you'll need either the 5650 or above Mobility series or 9600 series or above Nvivia series

Easiest way is to stream 3d content through the Wifi dongle and press MediaP on the remote.  

To be honest though, I tried some side by side media off the net and it looked terrible.  Best to use a proper 3d blu-ray or a 3d game if you have a PC game that's in 3d or PS3? 




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  Reply # 498954 28-Jul-2011 14:26
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According to the manual you can connect to other devices (phones, PCs) to play media off them using DLNA over wired or wireless links, but you don't have all the bells and whistles. It looks like a more basic model, ideal for what most people use their TVs for, myself included - I don't use all the other stuff, I just turn it on and stream stuff to it.




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  Reply # 498956 28-Jul-2011 14:28
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Yeah it has AllShare which is what most Samsung cells use, well the Android ones anyway, not sure about the Bada ones :)

AllShare also works if you install the Samsung Allshare software on your PC, so yo ucan stream it through wireless as Timmmay says above

If you are trying 3d from your laptop, make you sure have a v1.4 HDMI, otherwise it won't work too :(




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  Reply # 498959 28-Jul-2011 14:31
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vinnieg:
ankit816: I have found out that all these features of Internet etc come built in series 6 onwards.
My model is series 5!

Does this mean LAN n WI FI in series 5 is useless? Is there a way to get the firmware upgraded to something like what the series 6 has?


Whoops, I was just writing as you replied

Nah different chipset in the 6 series, if the retailer said it'd get SmartTV you could take it back and get a full refund then buy the 6 series.  The 6 has the motion processing too, but doesn't actually have Internet, just Youtube/facebook/3dTV etc.  The 7 series has the extra Internet browser built in and the 8/9 series has built in SmartView(viewable on teh Galaxy S and Galaxy S II phones remotely)


Aww.. :(
That means it was pretty useless to buy series 5
I wish I knew this before, the retailer was HN but the sales guy hardly knew anything and he didnt explain
to me the differences between 5,6 n 7.
So I bought series 5 considering that it was Full HD with 3D and wi fi dongle in that attractive price tag, much lower then series 6 , 7 etc.


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  Reply # 498962 28-Jul-2011 14:37
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ankit816: Aww.. :(
That means it was pretty useless to buy series 5
I wish I knew this before, the retailer was HN but the sales guy hardly knew anything and he didnt explain
to me the differences between 5,6 n 7.
So I bought series 5 considering that it was Full HD with 3D and wi fi dongle in that attractive price tag, much lower then series 6 , 7 etc.



Yeah it's hard finding a good salesperson at some of these places!

I went down and then got told a load of bollocks about how a 51" Plasma 4 series would be better than the 6 Series LED(just because they were very similar prices)

The 4 series wasn't even HD, 1024x768 and had no streaming capabilities!

When did you buy it and how much if you don't mind me asking?

I paid $1380 for my 6 series UA40D6000 and I'm sure they could do a similar deal for you

Although if you were set on a bigger TV, then I'd take it back and get the PS51D6900 series, see if you can get a $500 or so discount(RRP $2999) as the first one wasn't adequate and they upsold you the wifi adapter(unless it was redeemed separately?)
 




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  Reply # 498964 28-Jul-2011 14:40
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Youtube and internet on TV are pretty awful with a standard remote anyway, so you're not missing much. Use the money you saved to buy a nice tablet and enjoy the hopefully decent screen!




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  Reply # 498969 28-Jul-2011 14:48
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Got the same TV. No internet features. AllShare is simply DLNA re-branded.




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  Reply # 498979 28-Jul-2011 15:04
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vinnieg:
ankit816: Aww.. :(
That means it was pretty useless to buy series 5
I wish I knew this before, the retailer was HN but the sales guy hardly knew anything and he didnt explain
to me the differences between 5,6 n 7.
So I bought series 5 considering that it was Full HD with 3D and wi fi dongle in that attractive price tag, much lower then series 6 , 7 etc.



Yeah it's hard finding a good salesperson at some of these places!

I went down and then got told a load of bollocks about how a 51" Plasma 4 series would be better than the 6 Series LED(just because they were very similar prices)

The 4 series wasn't even HD, 1024x768 and had no streaming capabilities!

When did you buy it and how much if you don't mind me asking?

I paid $1380 for my 6 series UA40D6000 and I'm sure they could do a similar deal for you

Although if you were set on a bigger TV, then I'd take it back and get the PS51D6900 series, see if you can get a $500 or so discount(RRP $2999) as the first one wasn't adequate and they upsold you the wifi adapter(unless it was redeemed separately?)
 


lol.. thats so mean of these sales persons!
I bought it 3 weeks ago for $1900, was inclined towards a big screen and under $2000 so bought this off.
They gave me the adaptor in place of 3D glasses! I mean I asked them for glasses, to which they said this doesn't come with them. When I insisted then they said take this dongle.
Later after checking with Samsung, I realised they do give 1 pair of 3D glasses with this model, so I am already in the middle of a debate with HN for getting 1 pair of glasses off them! :(



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  Reply # 498980 28-Jul-2011 15:07
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timmmay: Youtube and internet on TV are pretty awful with a standard remote anyway, so you're not missing much. Use the money you saved to buy a nice tablet and enjoy the hopefully decent screen!

I guess u r right, thnks for making me feel better. I ll rather just enjoy the big screen and hopefully some 3D content on it, if not internet!



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  Reply # 498981 28-Jul-2011 15:08
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magu: Got the same TV. No internet features. AllShare is simply DLNA re-branded.

Yes, u r absolutely right.
BTW,Have u tried 3D on it? Hows it?Did you get 3d glasses with it or have you purchased any?



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  Reply # 498983 28-Jul-2011 15:10
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vinnieg: Yeah it has AllShare which is what most Samsung cells use, well the Android ones anyway, not sure about the Bada ones :)

AllShare also works if you install the Samsung Allshare software on your PC, so yo ucan stream it through wireless as Timmmay says above

If you are trying 3d from your laptop, make you sure have a v1.4 HDMI, otherwise it won't work too :(


Damn! I have I think my Hdmi cable isn't 1.4 :(
Will it work with If I download 3D content and play through my USB hard disk directly on the TV? I think it would?

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