Originally Posted by Baron Blood
Thanks for the reply, guys. I think I'll continue to get up and unplug my HDMI cable from my DVR Recorders output and use it with my Laptops output instead of spending $100.00+ on a LAN adapter.
I would not recommend unplugging and plugging in an HDMI cable on a daily or regular basis, these ports are easily damaged and are best left alone. Instead, you can get a cheap HDMI switcher and cheap HDMI cable from Amazon so your Laptop and DVR can share the same HDMI input on the TV.
And can't you connect an ethernet cable from the TV to your internet device instead of going wireless?
I just poked around Ebay and found some listings for a Belkin adapter that says it's compatible with the Panasonic TVs:
Search Ebay for auction titles:
"Panasonic Capable Belkin Universal Wireless Adapter Faster than TY-WL20 TYWL20"
"Belkin Universal Wireless HDTV Adapter
" (looks like the same one as above but is only about $20)
EDIT - I got curious and checked for Amazon reviews for Belkin Universal Adapter and found several people reporting it worked well on their Panasonic TVs, including one guy with a "2012 Panasonic Plasma" and another with a UT50. Apparently the Belkin utilizes the TV's Ethernet Port instead of USB.
"The Belkin Universal Wireless HDTV Adapter is simple to set up and works well. The steps involve plugging the device into your computer, so it can get the settings from your internet connection and then plugging it into your device. I gave the Belkin a try with my Panasonic Plasma. My TV only has an ethernet port, instead of built in wireless. I had previously been using a wireless adapter from Panasonic that just plugged into my USB port. The Belkin delivers about the same speed as the Panasonic adapter, but is bulkier. It also cost about the same as the Panasonic and can be used for more than just Panasonic devices. Overall, the Belkin is a great device and easy to use. To be clear, it's specifically made for devices that have an ethernet port."
5.0 out of 5 stars Belkin Universal Wireless HDTV Adapter, July 19, 2013 By Stan R "SR" (Del Rey Oaks, CA United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Belkin Universal Wireless HDTV Adapter (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Electronics)
Good Wi-Fi reception. Saved $50.00 not having to purchase Panasonic's proprietary Wi-fi dongle for my new TC-P55UT50 Plasma TV. Connects flawlessly to TV Ethernet slot leaving the USB slot on the TV free to hook up something else