Originally Posted by seggers
Question for you. How did you connect your wired network to the TV then? As you have no router, I assume you didn't try a WiFi connection, correct?
Although I do have a router, I was able to hardwire my TV and update its firmware. I also switched a bunch of stuff off (I'm looking at you, Samba) before rebooting it and unplugging the network cable.
One other thought, if your (cable?) modem is only connected to your PC, then your TV had no network type connection, in the first place, and I would say what you saw was correct.
Ultimately, if the TV is your 2nd item on the network, then you may well need to find a way to share the connection between the PC and the TV. Like a 5 port unmanaged network switch. Also, and although you don't have a router par say, does the modem have more than one output port? Like a WAN (yellow) and 1 - or more - LAN (white) type ports? If it does, then get another network cable and plug that into one of the spare white ports and the TV.
One other question, how is your PC getting internet?
Just some thoughts for you.
Thanks for responding. I'm not connected to a Network, i'm connected to my TV via HDMI 4 on TV to the Cable box. My Modem is connected to my PC via HDMI 2, my HDMI 3 port is connected via ARC on my A/V receiver.
My Sony TV, STB, Modem, PC, and Receiver are performing flawlessly, no complaints.
I have Spectrum Cable Silver package including most Premiums, my PC and TV gives me me 4K or at least 1080p. My settup is through HDMI. I have high speed Internet.
But i would like to expand to the Network and use the streaming abilties with Android, Netflix, etc,
basically using the TV to its fullest, that is why i decided on the Sony 900f instead of going the cheaper route with TCL and Vizio.
I tried hooking up to the Network but my PC doesn't have an extra Ethernet port, just the one going from Modem to my PC. I was under the impression that i could connect to a Network without buying a Router or an extender, i would need multiple ethernet ports.
So i will purchase a good Router, not for gaming, but for Streaming 4K with one or more of devices that offer me choices to downgrade my Cable package to "Select" and then use the full ability of the 900f.
My STB with Spectrum has no plans for 4K or even 1080p, unlike Infinity cable or Directv, at least they are trying.
What i may do is keep Spectrum locals with Sports, and then use my Network for everything else.
My Cable TV with 1080i is fine, and my PC is awesome with 4k or nearly 4k......but i think Streaming is the way to go now.