Originally Posted by Kevin Cushing
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.
I think you may be getting your terms mixed up.
The modem will have your internet connection. That will have an Ethernet cable that goes to the PC. That's how you get outside your house to get the internet and streaming services.
The various units in your house will all pass content via an HDMI cable. That's what you use to connect the video card in your PC to the TV or the TV to the set top box. That only transfers sound and vision.
In order to get the outside internet to talk to your TV, you will need to connect an Ethernet cable into it, on one end, and the other will need to go into a different slot on your modem/router/switch.
These are 2 separate and distinct transport methods and are not interchangeable.
If the PC has the internet and you can't get a cable into the TV, you could always stream from the PC into the TV using its HDMI connection.