Thank you for all of your comments! Very helpful. My wife has a Wii
(a gift). I didn't realize it had wi-fi. Will it support browsing?
I just checked my PC's GPU manual and I have a HDMI output and didn't
even know it. But since the TV and PC reside in separate rooms, and the
PC is wired down, I would only be willing to move it for an occasion so
special that it is unlikely to happen. I think I would rather just carry
USB memory back and forth for the sake of content.
Thanks again for helping me catch up with what is going on with the
If your TV has a USB input, then you may be able to use a USB wireless
adapter to transfer your content. $20 or $30 and you're in business.
Thank you for your reply. But based upon reading reviews, I've learned
that LG, Samsung and Sony tv seems to prefer (require!) proprietary
wireless adapters. There was some "irritation" that tv's which were
adverised as "wi-fi ready" required the extra investment.
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I guess attaching a Blue-Ray player having wi-fi is a way around this.
BTW, if you (anyone) hastn't tried camelcamelcamel.com, it's a great way
to view the price history of products you are interested in.
I soon realized that they track everything you do in your browser and
nixed it from my box. It slowed down the computer, too, which is how I
caught that little quirk. (I wasn't on Amazon, either.)
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
It will. Connect the WiFi and download the software update. Then,
you'll be able to access the Wii Shop channel. After that, you can
download the web browser (which is a version of Opera).
It seems just about every time I want to use the Wii Shop channel, I have
to download a software update. As a result, I rarely go there.
A decent PC with HDMI output can be had for a couple hundred dollars, so
setting up a media PC isn't that expensive. You could even add a capture
card to use the PC as a DVR.
I think you have your terminology mixed up. I personally have the old
style LCD and the newer LED LCD screens. The LED LCD screen produces
little to no heat after being on all day long and the lowest energy
consumption of any regular LCD screen.
You obviously bought an edgelit model. There are two types.
I put my hand on a few sets while we were looking at TVs and the LCD
and edgelit LED LCD sets were barely over room temps. The full array
was close to the heat of the plasmas, and you could feel it on a bare
arm from a couple feet away while walking by. Shying away from the
heat (knowing it would cost her precious money) I didn't notice the
brand or model numbers. It was in Sears, though (against my advice not
to shop there.)
Progress is the product of human agency. Things get better because we
make them better. Things go wrong when we get too comfortable, when we
fail to take risks or seize opportunities.
-- Susan Rice
Musta been a mislabelled plasma. The ones I have seen are cool as a
cucumber. My 46" plasma throws a fair bit of warmth, but what a
picture. Especially now that I have it powered through a variac with
conditioning. The 46 had a better picture than the 50 right next to it
as it has the same amount of pixels but more densely packed.
Oh, and C-less, you don't know your bananas from your elbow.
If you are shopping be careful to not rely on that to differentiate.
Many retailers will put a protective coating on the screens on both LCD
and plasma screens as an add on to the sale. Those protective films
come in glossy and matte finishes. Not saying that is what you saw but
it is often hard to tell a plasma from an LCD. I have found that the
sure fire way to tell is lift the corner, plasma sets are still damn
heavy sets by comparison.
Toss in disc#1 of BBC's Planets BluRay and I will tell you in a few
seconds which is which. It is becoming more difficult, mind you as the
LED/LCD are at 1080p and fast refresh rates (Where are we at now/
240Hz?) and they're getting their blacks blacker, but the shadow
detail and highlight information, PLUS the 600Hz+ refresh of a plasma
is hard to beat. The downside of plasma, is the power consumption and
you need a dark, unlit wall behind you. The anti-glare plasma screens
give up too much detail.
I would be happy with a 1080pLED/LCD at 120hz or faster, but in the
meantime, I will enjoy my plasma.
Baloney! White LEDs are not much more efficient than an incandescent bulb!
White LEDs are not as efficient as the old fluorescent bulbs used in
previous LCD sets. Manufacturer`s specs are with a bare element and the case
and ballasts are never included in the specs.
Any LED TV gets just as warm as the fluor sets but not nearly as warm as a
plasma. Check you specs carefully and notice how it always claims ``after
calibration`` which means only visible when dark.
"Leon" wrote in message
Nope, back lit. Relatively inexpensive. As thick or thicker than the
other regular LCD screens in my house. And no noticeable heat.
There are two types.
LED's are diodes. To power it from a 120vac source, one needs a small
200volt rated cap, a 1K resistor and another LED or diode. Period. No
farking ballasts. The cap smooths out the wave, the resistor stops the
LED from over voltage.
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