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Introduction to Smart TV and Internet Ready TVs | Crutchfield Video

Introduction to Smart TV and Internet Ready TVs | Crutchfield Video

something we’ve heard a lot about in the past couple years now with TVs is internet ready or Smart TV and so in this video we’re going to break down kind of what’s new with internet ready your Smart TV what you can expect and why you’ll want the Internet on the biggest screen in your house and it’s really all about the apps with these TVs and different TV makers use different apps or include different apps this is a Samsung and you can see on the screen here some of the apps that are included there’s Hulu Plus and Netflix Yahoo so for instance if you have an account with Netflix you can watch your watch instantly queue on the set you know just queue it up with the remote which is really easy and convenient yeah and I just got Hulu Plus on my TV at home and signed up for that as well and I’m really thinking about getting rid of cable service now because all the shows I like to watch are on Hulu Plus and available instantly you know which is to click on the remote and another thing is Skype so if you get an optional camera to go with some TVs then you can log on to Skype and video chat with people all around the world and one thing that’s pretty new this year is a lot of Euro especially higher-end models have a built in browser so you’re not just limited to the apps that come with the TV you can actually you know type in a URL and go to websites and navigate on your TV screens yes Lee and we tested that out earlier with our website and we were able to on this samsung navigate to crutchfield.

com and move around to all sorts of different pages pretty easily – yeah so how do these things work well you have to have high-speed Internet service in your home and all of these internet ready sets have an Ethernet connection so you can just run an Ethernet cable to your router but a lot of the higher-end TVs also have built-in Wi-Fi and it’s either built straight into the set or it comes with a little wireless dongle that plugs into one of the USB connections and that makes it super easy to connect you know if you have a home wireless network yeah and that way you don’t have to run wires across the floor from your router or even through multiple rooms yeah once you get your TV connected to the internet and you can do that in the network settings of the TV – if you’re going wireless then from there it took me this morning about 10 maybe 15 minutes to search through with the samsung tv and find all the different apps that I wanted to download and get them here on the Smart Hub which is Samsung’s interface for this year and you just hit one button on the remote to get to this screen here and then it’s really easy to choose the different services you want to use whether it’s Hulu Plus or Netflix ESPN or even go to that web browser that we’re talking about before and pull up a web address so once you’ve got it set up then you can experience the pretty cool benefits of having TV and Internet in in one component you know rather than having to keep a laptop handy so that you can do web searches you can actually in the case of this TV that has picture-in-picture you can keep watching your show in one little window and then search the web with the main window yeah and my favorite thing about internet ready TV or Smart TV is just that everything is available on demand when you want to watch it so with me I can sit down and pull up my favorite show the latest episode or a movie that’s on Netflix and watch it immediately no matter what time of the day or night it is and some of this internet capability is actually built into blu-ray players and even home theater systems that are available this year if you have questions on Smart TV internet ready TV or really any TV just give us a call


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