Get internet on TV even without an internet-ready TV
Television has been in existence from a longer time than internet, its history is older than that of internet. They are both different platforms for entertainment and information with separate audiences. TV was used for broadcasting of TV shows, news bulletin and sports whereas internet was used for many other purposes apart from entertainment; but it was accessible only with computer. The difference between internet and TV is vanishing these days as almost all the TV shows and other entertainment and information available on TV is accessible on internet too these days.
Clubbing Internet with TV
The need of the day is to club both of them by making TVs internet ready. Most of the television manufactures today are providing an inbuilt facility in TV sets to connect with internet but the older models of TV don’t provide such a facility, instead of replacing the whole TV set people may prefer a cheaper option of finding a device that will help them to connect internet on TV i.e. to build internet TV.
How to get internet on TV? Internet TV is your usual television with access to all the content on television and the tv screen acts as a high resolution display for viewing the content on TV. This practice started as early as in mid 1990s but the development happened only recently after the access to high speed internet became more affordable and widely used. And also major TV manufacturers like Samsung, song and lg started manufacturing sets that had inbuilt Ethernet port and all the other necessary equipment necessary to access Internet content.
The users will have access to various services like video games, new updates, sports information, and weather reports. It also gives access to social networking websites like Facebook, Twitter and also facility to make video calls and international calls through Skype or Pandora for music.
How to access internet through Television
How to get internet on TV? It is quite easy, all it requires is a TV set that has equipment (inbuilt or external) to help connect to a cable and high speed internet connection
The simplest way to get internet on TV is by connecting the TV set to pc through a video cable, TV screen does function of the monitor here. The only drawback of this type of connection is that the users have to buy long cables to connect the TV and pc if they are not placed near to each other along and also purchase a wireless keyboard to access. By doing this the users will be able to access two devices in one place.
If the users want to avoid the trouble of using a long cable they can use a Digital Media Adapter, or a streaming device. These are easily available in the market by almost all the major manufacturer like Amazon, Netflix and Apple selling different versions. But they all do the same function of connecting internet to TV wirelessly.
The largest manufacturer and provider of adapters is IOGEAR, which helps in accessing internet wirelessly through a USB port on router.
Internet embedded Blu-ray player is another method of accessing the internet on TV. The Blu-ray discs and videos are high definition video players with access points to portable and removable media, they even provide for storage of data up to 50 GB of data, and access to almost all the popular websites like YouTube, Netflix and Pandora are available. They can be bought for less than $150 which makes them highly cost effective amongst users.
Next gen video game system is another way to connect the TV to internet. Sony’s PlayStation 3 and Microsoft’s X-box and Nintendo Wii allow connectivity on TV to internet through them acting as connecting channels i.e. consoles.
How to get internet on TV? The necessary equipment to connect the internet on TV can be purchased by using different methods. They are all available in big retails shops like Wal-Mart, super markets, and electronic stores and also online.
The online website like eBay offers a wide variety of options for the buyers of the equipment. They can be purchased from the consumer electronics sections on the website. They cater to all the needs of the customers looking to buy these products by providing different price ranges and different models. Every type of the equipment that is available in the market can be found at one place on eBay.
Even though the internet enabled TVs are quite expensive, the availability of different types of other equipment that are alternative to replacing the whole TV have gain lot of popularity as they allow the internet TV without burning a hole in the pocket of the user.
If the users don’t have Internet on television it doesn’t mean that they can’t access to internet TV. There are many options available but the consumers must evaluate each and every option by doing research thoroughly by accessing the features of their TV sets and the equipment they are going to buy, the TV set and the equipment must be able to support each and only then they will be functional.
Only thing that must kept in mind that Internet on television are not replacement for computers, they can’t be used for internet surfing the way a laptop or pc is used. They are simple meant to bring the interesting content on the television providing entertainment to family as a whole.
Though the users will be able to access the entertainment and news on internet on their internet TVs there are plethora of services that are available only on the internet but not on TV.
TVs are for a totally different purpose than a laptop or pc enabled with internet. The office related works and other highly confidential work can’t be done on TV. It takes care of only certain needs but not all the needs that an internet enabled laptop and PC can.
Therefore all the options should be weighed properly and then equipment should be bought and it should be never seen as a replacement for the laptop or personal computers.