Solved will my new smart tv work with xp?

December 16, 2014 at 13:06:10
Specs: Windows XP Professional version 2002 service pack 3, Intel (R), Pentium D CPU 3.00 GHz, 1.00 GB of Ram
I want to buy a new tv, 60" plasma or led, smart, but i heard it won't mesh with XP. I'm new at this so any help would be appreciated.

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December 17, 2014 at 03:23:36
Smart TVs vary in their abilities. Most do support a web browser and perhaps even Flash. (Using a web browser on such a device is not particularly easy unless you use a keyboard in conjuction with it. Some TVs allow you to connect a Bluetooth or USB keyboard and mouse.) In general they supply dedicated apps to access NetFlix, TED, YouTube, catchup TV services and the like. They don't need a computer to do this just a wired or wireless Internet connection. But they can connect to a computer or tablet running some form of media server; you can also mirror the screen and sound of an Android device on many of them.

I'd advise you to read a few reviews of smart TVs as the different models differ in their capabilities - this is, after all, a fairly major purchase decision. In the UK the greatest range of apps is provided by Samsung smart TVs but there are many factors to consider when buying a TV.



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December 16, 2014 at 13:42:53
Smart TVs work independently of computers (although they can access media files from a computer if it is running the appropriate media server). What exactly are you envisaging when you talk about the TV "meshing" with the computer?

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December 16, 2014 at 14:44:27
Thanks, i just heard that if you are running xp, you can't use the smart tv at all. It won't work. But if you say it works independently of my pc, i guess it's ok.
xp is just too old.
I guess i'm saying i won't be able to use the tv as a new pc. Goin online, etc.

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December 16, 2014 at 18:38:57
Just because it's "smart" does not mean it acts like a computer but there should be plenty of apps available - usually Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Pandora, Facebook, etc. It depends on the brand & model. You might be able to use the TV as a huge monitor if you have a decent graphics card.

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December 17, 2014 at 03:23:36
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Smart TVs vary in their abilities. Most do support a web browser and perhaps even Flash. (Using a web browser on such a device is not particularly easy unless you use a keyboard in conjuction with it. Some TVs allow you to connect a Bluetooth or USB keyboard and mouse.) In general they supply dedicated apps to access NetFlix, TED, YouTube, catchup TV services and the like. They don't need a computer to do this just a wired or wireless Internet connection. But they can connect to a computer or tablet running some form of media server; you can also mirror the screen and sound of an Android device on many of them.

I'd advise you to read a few reviews of smart TVs as the different models differ in their capabilities - this is, after all, a fairly major purchase decision. In the UK the greatest range of apps is provided by Samsung smart TVs but there are many factors to consider when buying a TV.


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December 17, 2014 at 12:03:47
Thanks, it has been very hard to get info about these "smart" tv's. So many different opinions and the ones to worry about (as usual) are salespeople. Some told me the tv does everything a pc does. Some have not.

I've done research on the tv and read reviews ( no 2 reviews the same ). What i want is to no longer need to use my laptop at all, just the tv. But from what you folks are telling me that's not going to happen...yet. I have a desktop upstairs and a laptop downstairs. The laptop runs thru a D-Link, this is the room where the tv will be going.

I would have to get a wireless keyboard for the tv. How can it be a smart tv, and yet it says it's not compatible with a pc ??? I'm on info overload right now !


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December 18, 2014 at 01:12:16
"How can it be a smart tv, and yet it says it's not compatible with a pc ???"

Well, an Android tablet or an iPad are pretty smart but they are not compatible with PCs. Look upon a smart TV as a tablet with fairly limited capabilities and you won't go far wrong.


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