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post #1 of 7 Old 07-01-2013, 07:11 AM - Thread Starter
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I'm getting ready to purchase the Sony W900A (as opposed to the Samsung F8000).

Do I need an Ethernet connection or does the build-in Wi-Fi allow for smooth streaming? My Roku works OK but sometimes does the buffering number on me.

Your help needed so I can make a decision about installing an Ethernet connection or not. Thanks.smile.gif
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hard-wired (Ethernet) connection is always better, all other things being equal.

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Thanks. I think so too, but running an Ethernet cable, about a hundred feet, is a chore. Was interested to see if anyone is using their W900A with just Wi-Fi and the results obtained.
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I had issues with YouTube 1080p streaming through Wi-Fi mad.gif on my 55NX720. Switched to Ethernet and now everything's good. cool.gif
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I had issues (buffering) with You Tube 1080 p buffering over Wifi . No issues at 720p though also none with Netflix HD. Not into a Sony set but rather a PC with HD video HDMI into a Toshiba.

The Sony PS3 on the big set streams Netflix HD over WiFi without buffering . As you probably know PS3 does not support You tube without a 3rd party app.
If your Roku buffers the TV might also ....... that sometimes depends on your internet connection speed ofc Ethernet is always better I would try the WiFi and see.

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I use Wi-Fi and never have any problems to speak of. My TV is in the basement and the router is upstairs. When I moved to Wi-Fi and first tried it I was amazed that it worked so well. My ISP is WOWWAY.
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I have an asus ac66 and inside of my house I get the same speed whether I use wifi or hardwire

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