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Old 08-03-2013, 11:36
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We have WiFi speed of about 63Mbps, next to the TV it is about 23Mbps measured on an iPhone with speedtest.net,
on the TV youtube and BBC iPlayer seem to work well but the internet browser is very slow, taking ages to download a web page, using speedtest.net it is showing a download speed of about 2 Mbps. Surely this can't be right?
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Old 08-03-2013, 12:26
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How do you have the TV connected to your router?

If connecting via WiFi is this using built in WiFi or a dongle of some sort? Would it be possible for testing purposes to run an ethernet cable between TV and router to see if that makes any difference (to rule out any issues with WiFi reception)?
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Old 08-03-2013, 12:42
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I'm pretty sure no one in this forum has ever recommended using your smart tv to view webpages.
You would be better off connecting a laptop or pc via hdmi is you want to see a large picture.
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Old 08-03-2013, 12:49
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Those first 2 are your local network i.e. your theoretical connection speeds, not download speeds.

Download speeds are the speed from some Internet server (say speedtest.net) to your Modem (in what is referred to as a 'Router' these days). That is dependent on your ISP service, type, distance from exchange, congestion etc.

You only need 1.5 Mb/s for BBC iplayer SD. See the BBC website. So yes it would work with 2 Mb/s. So would medium resolution Youtube video.

Websites are so variable in content these days it's hard to say and may depend on Web Browser configuration.
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Old 08-03-2013, 12:59
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Those first 2 are your local network i.e. your theoretical connection speeds, not download speeds.
I may have misread what was posted but my impression was that the OP is saying his/her WiFi connection is 63Mb/s but that using Speedtest.net a speed of 23Mb/s was measured over WiFi to an iPhone. And that a similar test using Speedtest.net from the TV achieved only 2Mb/s.

So only the 63Mb figure is an internal network figure, the others are all external figures.

So unless the OP is making the common mistake of using b (bits) instead of B (Bytes) in the TV speed result and is actually getting 2MB/s which would be at least 16Mb/s and probably a bit more allowing for overhaeds. It does seem like the TV is a hell of a lot slower for some reason than the iPhone. I could understand some difference but not a factor of ten, unless as I say it is confusion between bits and Bytes.
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Old 08-03-2013, 13:28
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I am not entirely sure about this but I thought smart TV web functions run through the manufacturers portal / 'proxy' service which is were the bottleneck may be ?
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Old 08-03-2013, 13:34
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But does the tv web browser fully support this sort of test?
Is a comparison between a tv browser and a pc or phone browser valid?
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Old 08-03-2013, 13:35
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I am not entirely sure about this but I thought smart TV web functions run through the manufacturers portal / 'proxy' service which is were the bottleneck may be ?
The iPlayer and such like may go via a Samsung portal but I wonder if all web browsing would?
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Old 08-03-2013, 13:49
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My samsung manual lists 25 restrictions with the web browser including
"The loading of a web page may delay or stop with some operating systems."
"The web browsing speed depends on the network* conditions."

* Doesn't say which ones!
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Old 08-03-2013, 14:55
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The web browser, I think it is Google Chrome is very slow,
more like the old "dial up" speed when trying to load web pages.
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