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Greetings to the PIT. :) I was wondering what is the easiest way to hook up my non-internet enabled Vizio TV (SV470XVT1A) to the internet. Currently, I am using my laptop to connect via HDMI to the TV to watch shows (Netflix, youtube, EPSN, ABC, FOX, any website that shows their TV shows online). Bad thing is, I can't use my laptop to check e-mail, etc...while watching TV. I was wondering what my options were? It has to be able to use add-on's to be able to watch the different website's shows. Buy a laptop (maybe netbook) to keep connected to the TV? I have a Wii and while I know I can watch Netflix, I don't think I would be able to watch all of the different shows. What else? Possibly hook up a desktop through wireless from a different bedroom? Any and all help is appreciated. I hope if you have today off (Memorial Day) you are enjoying it! Thanks again.

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All you should need to do when the TV is connected is to set it to extended mode (run dual monitors/displays), that will allow you to use both the laptop screen and the TV at the same time. Just drag the app/browser to the TV to watch, and you can check your email/etc on the laptop.

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All you should need to do when the TV is connected is to set it to extended mode (run dual monitors/displays), that will allow you to use both the laptop screen and the TV at the same time. Just drag the app/browser to the TV to watch, and you can check your email/etc on the laptop.

 

True, I appreciate the suggestion. I have done that in the past, but the main problem is, I don't want to sit 5 ft in front of the TV and I would not like to get a long cord because I have two crazy dogs running around. I would prefer something closer/next to the TV that is solely for the TV. (This is really not about buying a DVR or cable service)

 

One thing I have been thinking about is if I buy a netbook, the graphic card would be poor, so I would have to upgrade to a higher laptop/tower system to have a decent video card to watch TV with. Am I being crazy?

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