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Internet ready TVs.

Discussion in 'IPTV Hardware' started by Rich, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    I have seven Panasonic plasma TVs. None are Net ready. They all have optical ports on them for connecting the sound out from the TVs to (I guess) a sound system. But they don't put out 5.1 sound, just linear PCM. Will Net ready TVs have optical out ports or HDMI out ports that will give AV receivers 5.1 sound? I would think that they would, but when I finally noticed the optical out ports on the backs of my plasmas I thought that they would surely put out whatever sound the HDMI connections were passing on to the TV and I was wrong.

  2. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010

    The Sony 56" KDL-55EX720 is internet ready and has a optical digital audio output.
  3. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Gold Members DBSTalk Gold Club

    Feb 23, 2007
    Uxbridge, MA
    Sharp Now Shipping New Edge-Lit LED TVs with Wi-Fi

    "The new models boast built-in Wi-Fi so you can stream content from the Internet, both through your TV and your home network."


  4. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    But does it stream 5.1 or PCM?

  5. wje1367066123

    wje1367066123 New Member

    Mar 22, 2011
    A belated response, but the new Pannys do support network connectivity, for example, the TH-65PF20U 65" plasma, all the way down to the TH-42PF20U 42".
  6. sledgehammer1367066128

    sledgehammer1367066128 New Member

    Jun 19, 2011
    Thoughts, comments?


    Panasonic Panasonic 37 In. VIERA E3 Series1080p LED HDTV with 4 HDMI

    Network & Internet Multimedia:
    Connectivity: Wired
    Connectivity Protocols: IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet)
    DLNA: Yes
    Functionality: Digital audio playback, digital photo playback, digital video playback
    Internet Streaming Services: CinemaNow, Netflix, Pandora, Napster, Facebook

    Internet Connectivity:
    Internet Connectable: Yes

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