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2.0 out of 5 stars Not "Internet ready" as advertised, September 21, 2011
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This review is from: Samsung UN22D5003 22-Inch 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV (Black) [2011 MODEL] (Electronics)
Before I wrote this, I searched the net for a fair definition of the phrase "Internet ready" as applied to a TV. Universally, including Amazon's own definition, you can expect an Ethernet port, and usually some means to connect via wi-fi, either built in or by adding an adapter.

My first hint of trouble was the lack of an Ethernet port. The next hint was the absence of any mention of networking in the manual. I connected a Samsung wi-fi adapter (one that based on the supplied chart should be the correct model). No dice. I have another Samsung HD TV that does work in this manner, so I'm familiar with the procedure and have the online Samsung documentation for connecting a 5000 series unit to back my efforts. It simply did not provide any network configuration options.

I contacted Samsung tech support next. At first the tech said it should have worked, but when I insisted it didn't he went away for an extended period to look further. When he returned, he apologized but stated this TV can not be connected to a network.

And that's it. It is advertised as being " Internet ready" when it in fact is not. That is false advertising.

I give it two stars overall instead of just one because apart from the falsehood it appears to work as your run of the mill small screen HDTV and the picture isn't bad at all.
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Initial post: Oct 9, 2012 11:37:59 AM PDT
John ChiTown says:
No where in the description does it even hint that this set is internet ready?

Please post the copy.

Posted on Oct 9, 2012 11:45:21 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 9, 2012 11:46:34 AM PDT
One of the Product Features was clearly listed as "Internet Ready." If they've corrected their ad copy since I wrote the review than all to the good.

Posted on Oct 28, 2012 1:46:04 PM PDT
Thank you for posting this. The same thing happened to us, we bought this TV model at SEARS and the salesman told us that
ALL Samsung HDTVs came INTERNET READY. We just had the ATT technician come and he confirmed what you said - there is no
Internet connection. Therefore, we were given the incorrect info and they are giving the wrong info to everyone. We went through
a lot of trouble to get this TV and now must go back to return it, another expense and hassle!!!- So please make sure before
you buy yours that you check it all out, and be aware that NOT ALL SAMSUNG HDTVS come INTERNET READY.

Mrs. Teddy Heinrich

Posted on Dec 31, 2012 7:28:45 AM PST
remmy says:
thank you for this valuable info. saved me from making the mistake of purchasing this.

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 8:13:11 PM PST
Chen Xulian says:
My boyfriend got the same samsung tv and went mad over it. He's a FIFA and COD addict and has three TVs setup along with full-rotating mounts from this brand called FlexiMounts. It's pretty cool the way he can move them around. And not too overpriced either, so a pretty decent buy.
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