How do I improve web browser response? Best way to consolidate controllers?
Generally the TV is great! Picture and sound quality are about as about as good as I could ask. I've integrated it into our "home computer network" and can wireless access documents, photos, etc. on our laptop and desktop computers. I activated the voice control feature and that works fairly well. We've downloaded Skype and we used the built in TV camera to communicate with someone else via their laptop & laptop camera.
A couple of things that are "less than perfect" are:
(1) I had hoped to use the TV web browser to stream video wirelessly from PBS online, and C-span book TV online. However, the TV's web browser seems too slow for that; at least that's my initial experience. In contrast, my laptop handles these streaming video functions seemingly effortlessly, via our wireless router. I only have a 2 Mbps internet connection; so possibly the TV web browser might work better with a faster connection. But it does seem a bit strange that the laptop performs the streaming video function wirelessly so much better than the TV. Some You-Tube videos seem to work well, some don't. I haven't tried accessing a movie via one of the movie download services yet (Netflix, Vudu, etc.), but I intend to try that soon. Anything we can do to improve the web browser response?
(2) We now have several controllers we have to use to access various features. My old cable box controller does just about everything it did before, except it can now not control the volume. I have to do that with the TV controller, or via voice commands. And the Samsung TV controllers cannot change channels; we have to do that with our old cable box controller. I've tried the Blu-ray player. It's seems very satisfactory. But, many of the functions on the Blu-ray controller don't work; so, I have to control that with the TV controllers. This is all a bit awkward. One of the TV installers suggested acquiring a universal controller, such as a Logitech controller. I might look into that. I haven't decided yet if we "need" a controller that has a QWERTY keypad built into the controller (like one my son received with his 2011 Samsung TV.) Can you recommend a universal controller approach?
I read before I purchased the TV about an "Evolution Kit" that will be available for the model we now have in 2013. I also notice that on the back of the TV, there appear to be connections for such a kit. Any further info. about the Evolution Kit?
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North Olmsted, OH, USA
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