I have the UN55ES7100 model. Using the TV as a display is great - totally love the unit. However the "SmartHub" interface is frustratingly slow. Our internet connection is over 15MBPS Down & typically 2+ MBPS Up. Our Android phones & PCs will stream YouTube, Netflix, & Hulu without issue. The TV receives a good, strong WiFi signal.
The TV however suffers a lot of lag using the SmartHub apps. I assume this is a software or hardware limitation in the TV, but just wondering if anyone has any fixes for the following:
- YouTube: Will connect to Android YouTube app occasionally, but many times the TV app will not respond to the phone (despite saying it connected) & will sometimes crash. This happens both with iPhone & Android
- Netflix/Hulu: Programs will usually stream pretty nicely, however after pressing play, there is about a 10-15 second period of time that the TV does not respond to any requests (including volume) either via remote or direct use of the hard button on the back of the TV. Similarly, after fast-forwarding or rewinding, most of the time I go well past the intended place in the program to resume since the TV is not responding to my command to stop fast-forwarding.
The app on the Xbox 360 has no issues, so I guess I will continue to use that. It's a shame such a great TV is just a monitor & the installed software is so clunky & slow compared to the function of a much more compact smartphone.