we bought a new LG 42" LED Smart TV.
very happy with its performance , just hope it lasts for a few years.
i know we can either hook it up via Cat 5 to the wireless router ( no spare ports ) or use a dongle.
question is , does it have to be the specific LG wireless USB dongle or can it be a generic one? only a couple of bucks price difference between the 2.
“We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started... and know the place for the first time.” ― T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets
My daughter has one similar, took me bloody hours to get it to connect but I thought it came with the dongle?
Using the remote was one of the worst devises I have ever used , if it wasnt spot on the receiver, it wouldnt respond.
I stand unequivicably behind everything I say , I just dont ever remember saying it !!
thanks TV Guy , much appreciated. i found one on ebay for around $40.
Gordon , yes i agree the remote is a bit directional. Ive stuck a glass lamp next to the IR reciever , seems to have made it a bit better.
I found this one on ebay , will it work just as well?
or is it best buying genuine?
No. Just no. The range with that would be woeful. Also, it's questionable that the TV would even recognise it for what it is. Typcially, you have to use the manufacturers own devices. There are some exceptions to the rule, but it could be an expensive experiment if you can't find anything ironclad about a particular model you're looking at.
ok thanks. theres about 7metres distance between the router and the TV so it has to be a good one i guess.
Add a 8 port switch to the router for more ports and run CAT5....much better in my opinion.
Statistically, if you wait long enough, everything will happen!
update again , the Good Guys had the genuine LG dongle for $33 , even cheaper than ebay.
had some trouble connecting first time, so defaulted the Wifi router and started again. second time no issues.