Channel Guide and no internet
I couldn't find any information in this thread about internet access for these TVs so I thought I'd ask. We are using our TV with OTA broadcasts and Amazon FireTV. I do not have internet enabled for the TVas I have no need for any of its features or surprise firmware updates. Essentially using it as a dumb display.
The problem with this approach is that when opening the OTA channel guide, the TV freezes for seconds while it pulls down guide data. Our other TVs either do this on channel change or request without blocking the display. It appears that when you connect the TV to internet it pulls guide data from a server.
So, I'm wondering if anyone has watched the network traffic from the TV to see which servers it is hitting. With the idea being to whitelist the channel guide server and blacklisting the others. If not, I'll see if I can log the data.