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Don't know where to ask as i been garnering info here and thank you.When a tv says internet capable what does that mean?And has apps like Facebook and such is it really slow in responding,what are the benenfits.Thanks to all for any help.
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First of all, it helps to read the rules and the sticky notes at the top of each forum. "Happy Day" has nothing to do with the subject of your post. On AVS, we ask that you make topic titles so you can get the help you need more quickly. Generic topic titles such as "Happy Day" are routinely dismissed by most of our members, which is why you have no responses.

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When a tv says internet capable what does that mean?

Umm, it means the TV can get on the internet, and likely run apps.
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?And has apps like Facebook and such is it really slow in responding,what are the benenfits.

Not sure what the first part of this sentence means. The benefits are that you can get the internet/apps directly on your tv, without having to have an external device/computer connected.
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Don't know where to ask as i been garnering info here and thank you.When a tv says internet capable what does that mean?And has apps like Facebook and such is it really slow in responding,what are the benenfits.Thanks to all for any help.

All it means is that you can use your existing internet connection (be it wireless or wired) to access specific applications. Some may have browsers but they are proprietary and no where near as functional or efficient as the ones found on your computer. They're also called "Smart tvs". Personally, I think they're a waste and are fraught with issues and problems. It can make it easier to update your tv if it needs to be but most of the updates are for the internet part and not really for overall tv functionality. Not always the case but most of the time. TV's can also be updated by downloading the appropriate update and installing via USB. It's much better to use another device for internet connections (blu-ray player, Roku, AppleTV, HTPC, etc) than to rely on your tv. One less "gimmick" to go wrong with your tv.
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