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Old 19-03-2013, 11:03
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Buying one of these for the tv off E-Bay. Seller has just contacted me saying they have no cd-roms in stock

Im slightly confused...I thought these wireless USB sticks didnt need a cd-rom
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Old 19-03-2013, 11:07
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I have the official LG one for my 55LM620T & it was just basically a plug & play, all i had to do was plug it in & set up the wireless connection which took 2 minutes
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Old 19-03-2013, 11:29
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Buying one of these for the tv off E-Bay. Seller has just contacted me saying they have no cd-roms in stock

Im slightly confused...I thought these wireless USB sticks didnt need a cd-rom
If it is a generic USB WiFi dongle then be aware that it might not work with your TV. The TV will have built in drivers for any such device that cannot be changed easily. Certainly not by any CD full of drivers!

And if the built in drivers of the TV do not match the brand of dongle you have bought then you are stuffed. And of course does the TV have USB WiFi capabilities in the first place? If it doesn't then you are even more stuffed.
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Old 19-03-2013, 11:32
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If it is a generic USB WiFi dongle then be aware that it might not work with your TV. The TV will have built in drivers for any such device that cannot be changed easily. Certainly not by any CD full of drivers!

And if the built in drivers of the TV do not match the brand of dongle you have bought then you are stuffed. And of course does the TV have USB WiFi capabilities in the first place? If it doesn't then you are even more stuffed.
I have ordered the exact one for my tv..correct make and part number but the seller is confusing me talking about a cd-rom
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Old 19-03-2013, 11:35
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I have ordered the exact one for my tv..correct make and part number but the seller is confusing me talking about a cd-rom
If it truly is a genuine dongle for your TV then there would be no need of a CD. As I posted the TV will have the necessary drivers for it built in. And no mechanism for them to be upgraded by this CD either I would think.

So you do have to wonder what it is exactly you are getting.
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Old 19-03-2013, 11:43
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If it truly is a genuine dongle for your TV then there would be no need of a CD. As I posted the TV will have the necessary drivers for it built in. And no mechanism for them to be upgraded by this CD either I would think.

So you do have to wonder what it is exactly you are getting.
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Philips - Wireless USB Adapter for Philips TVs* PTA01/00 - Wi-Fi802.11b/g n with driver disk..is the disc if you want to use the USB stick in a pc

tecnical specifications:
Convenience
Ease of Installation: Autoinstall, Plug and Play
Connectivity
PC network link: DLNA 1.5 certified
Wireless LAN: Wi-Fi802.11b/g n-specification, WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)
WLAN security support: WPA, WPA2
Wi-Fi MediaConnect: Philips PC application, (Software install required), supports any media of host PC*, output stream:, resolution up to 1280 x 720, frame rate up to 30 fps, Stereo sound
Dimensions
Weight incl. Packaging: 0.02 kgProduct weight: 0.11 kg
Box width: 135 mm
Box height: 20 mm
Box depth: 210 mm
Product depth: 82 mm
Product height: 14 mmProduct width: 29 mm
Accessories
Included accessories: Quick start guide, Warranty Leaflet, Wi-Fi MediaConnect CD, USB extension cable
Related Products
Compatible with: 32PFL7605, 32PFL7655, 32PFL7665, 32PFL7675, 32PFL7685, 32PFL7695, 32PFL8605, 37PFL7605, 37PFL7675, 37PFL8605, 40PFL7605, 40PFL8605, 42PFL7655, 42PFL7665, 42PFL7675, 42PFL7685, 42PFL7695, 42PFL8605, 46PFL7605, 46PFL7655, 46PFL7665, 46PFL7695, 46PFL8605, 46PFL8685, 52PFL8605
Wi-Fi MediaConn PC requirement
Recommended requirements: 1 GB RAM, 200 MB free hard disk space, Intel® Core™ 2 Duo 2.1 GHz, Broadband internet connection, Wi-Fi 802.11n LAN, Windows Vista/Windows 7, Windows XP, Wi-Fi 802.11n router and PC, WPA wireless security, WPS one touch wireless setup
Minimum requirements: 200 MB free hard disk space, 512 MB RAM, Intel® Core™ 2 Duo 1.8 GHz, Broadband internet connection, Wi-Fi 802.11g LAN, Windows 7 (1 GB RAM), Windows Vista (1 GB RAM), Windows XP, Wi-Fi 802.11g router and PC
Operating system not supported: Linux, Mac, Mac OS X
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Old 19-03-2013, 11:56
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Looks like the CD is for the PC media streaming application. Not really drivers for use in the TV.

But it does sort of beg the question. If this is a product Phillips produce for their TVs then surely it comes in a pack with the dongle and CD included? So why should the seller not have any CDs. Does seem just a trifle odd to me.
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Old 19-03-2013, 12:07
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Looks like the CD is for the PC media streaming application. Not really drivers for use in the TV.

But it does sort of beg the question. If this is a product Phillips produce for their TVs then surely it comes in a pack with the dongle and CD included? So why should the seller not have any CDs. Does seem just a trifle odd to me.
Yeah it ia strange one..might naff them off and go somewhere else to be honest
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Old 19-03-2013, 12:17
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From the Philips site
http://www.philips.co.uk/c/televisio...specifications
User manual available here
http://www.p4c.philips.com/cgi-bin/c...scy=GB&slg=ENG

As the manual is dated 2007 I suppose it's possible that the seller has 'end of line' stock of the dongles and so may not necessarily have the CD with the drivers/software for the PC although these appear to be downloadable
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