TV connected to Internet via Wifi now.

kernal1, Apr 20, 7:40am
Can I Skype with a camera and Microphone ( price & type if possible please)? Can I hook up a wireless key board and mouse and then beable to do what I presently do on a Desktop PC?
Help, suggestions, ideas please in easy to follow steps.
Many thanks

pyro_sniper2002, Apr 20, 8:40am
Some tv's can, some can't. Hard to know without a make and model. Logitech make a camera with built in skype for this too.


ross1970, Apr 20, 8:46am
Sidenote: Don't go for a wireless keyboard and mouse, get a wireless keyboard with an intergrated touchpad.

kernal1, Apr 20, 9:15am
TV is a Samsung BUT purchased just prior to Freeview. Brought a BD-HDD Combo ( Samsung) This does everything (ie Freeview, plays dvd's Cds, and records) and how TV was connected to Wifi.(Internet)
Thanks Ross1970 for info about keyboard but is there no way I can have a mouse as have great difficulty with a touchpad?

spyware, Apr 20, 7:10pm
Post exact model number of TV. TVs from early and pre 2008 (Freeview HD TVs appeared around June/July of 2008) will certainly be limited in what they can do.

Note: Freeview HD (terrestrial service) started on 2nd April 2008.

And they didn't have inbuilt wireless either. Tell us exactly how TV connects to wireless, e.g., is it simply a display for the BD player which actually connects to wireless?

kernal1, Apr 21, 2:07am
Yes! TV is connected via the BD Player wirelessly to Internet. Actually TV doesn't have Freeview or anything else 'built in'.
Had hoped I had answered that question with my post above yours spyware. Thanks.

loose.unit8, Apr 21, 2:54am
So the tv isn't connected to the internet, the BD player is. The TV is just a display.

What's the model number of the BD player?

cafc2012, Apr 21, 2:58am
In that case we need the model number of the Samsung box your tv is connected to, in order to know whether it is capable of supporting either a camera or a wireless keyboard (but the answer is probably no it can't)

alaine4, Apr 23, 7:46pm
ross1970 What a great piece of advice. Solved a problem for me. Thank you

kernal1, Apr 26, 7:35am
Samsung BD-HDD Combo. Many thanks and have fingers crossed can at least set up a keyboard!

kernal1, Apr 28, 6:10am
Bump as hoping someone can add more info for me. Many thanks!

spyware, Apr 28, 6:27am
What you want simply isn't possible without buying a new TV that can do what you wish.

vtecintegra, Apr 28, 6:31am
Or grabbing an old PC and connecting that up

kernal1, Apr 28, 7:54am
Thanks now what can I do having TV connect to Internet?

spyware, Jan 5, 8:23am
You can download and use apps from Samsung smart hub. Given BD player has a DLNA client you can use a DLNA server, e.g., Plex, Twonky, Emby, to stream media from a computer on your network.

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