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Samsung-LN32C450 + Asus Eeepc Box

Started by Cpl Ledanek, Aug 29 2010 03:15 PM

#1 Cpl Ledanek

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 03:15 PM

So we finally replaced our dying tube TV with a Samsung-LN32C450 (wife still not satisfied its a good tv) so I was thinking of adding an Asus Eeepc to it so she can watch her Youtubes without having to go to our desktop.

I need a couple suggestions:
--- will the Asus Eee Box do as promised? I saw one @ Fry's for $199.
--- need a All-in-One Remote for the Samsung and for our DirectTV something basic.
--- need a wireless keyboard.  I like the Logitech Bluetooth DiNovo but ###### is expensive...need something small with trackpad so I can forgo the mouse.

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 01:41 AM

Dont new TVs come with built in internet compatibility?

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 06:24 AM

View PostBS PALADIN, on Aug 30 2010, 09:41 AM, said:

Dont new TVs come with built in internet compatibility?

Some indeed do now but don't expect too much of it until you get some hands-on experience.

My TV for instance has YouTube, not a lie about it. But by the time you've only opened the YT plug-in, chances are you've already fallen asleep while going through all the bothersome and slow loading menu's.

Than when you're ready to watch a video the real fun only begins because the TV doesn't support a keyboard, so all the typing has to be done with the remote's 0-9 keys. Not very user friendly.

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 10:29 AM

View PostBS PALADIN, on Aug 30 2010, 02:41 AM, said:

Dont new TVs come with built in internet compatibility?

No sir.

View PostTactical Jerky, on Aug 30 2010, 07:24 AM, said:

Some indeed do now but don't expect too much of it until you get some hands-on experience.

My TV for instance has YouTube, not a lie about it. But by the time you've only opened the YT plug-in, chances are you've already fallen asleep while going through all the bothersome and slow loading menu's.

Than when you're ready to watch a video the real fun only begins because the TV doesn't support a keyboard, so all the typing has to be done with the remote's 0-9 keys. Not very user friendly.

from what I gathered from the Internet...most ppl would use the TV as monitor (via extended monitor/clone under XP)....so I'm either going to build from scratch or keep looking for a nettop PC such as these low powered ION chips like the Asus Eeepc or Acer Revo....but I got one more desktop I want to see if i can get it to work.
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Posted 31 August 2010 - 11:58 AM

I understand Led. Unfortunately I'm not familiar with that type of PC but if it has got the right AV outputs it's definitely the way to go. I have a similar setup, I simply hookup one cable and the TV becomes a PC.

And btw you can use your iPod Touch as a remote with apps like Air Mouse Pro.

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 08:15 PM

View PostTactical Jerky, on Aug 31 2010, 12:58 PM, said:

I understand Led. Unfortunately I'm not familiar with that type of PC but if it has got the right AV outputs it's definitely the way to go. I have a similar setup, I simply hookup one cable and the TV becomes a PC.

And btw you can use your iPod Touch as a remote with apps like Air Mouse Pro.

thanks TJ, I D/L Air Mouse (free ed) and Jumi Mouse (free ed) can't wait to try it out.
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