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smart TV slow internet speeds

Due to location the TV has to be connected by wireless.I have always noticed that speed tests on my new Samsung Q65T are never above 30 Mbps using Ookla. Same with all the smart TVs I have ever had. Everything seems to stream ok. I have just upgraded to 350 Mbps. I have also just fitted an Asus rt-ax58u wi-fi 6 ax3000 router. My galaxy S9+  achieved a wireless speed test result of 384 Mbps which was very impressive. Why do smart TVs throttle the broadband speed so much?

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Re: smart TV slow internet speeds

Hello

How is the TV connected to the internet is it wired or wireless ?

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Re: smart TV slow internet speeds

smart TV need very little bandwidth. even streaming at 4k they will never use more than 50mbps.
They can only do one thing at a time and have very slow and limited system resources.

Why would you spend loads of extra money to build hardware that can and will never get used?

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Re: smart TV slow internet speeds

They don’t need much bandwidth and they’re usually fitted with cheap wireless cards   


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