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Jennifer 455 203 August 15, 2016 at 06:26 AM More Walmart Deals
Hello, SDers! I am hoping you can help a pencil and paper type lady with a bit of info.

I have this [walmart.com] tv.

My husband has it attached to an ASUS Liteon WN6607AH-AD Wireless Network Adapter.

I'm interested to see if any of the streaming sticks would offer us anything we possibly don't already have with this set-up. Do any of the sticks have proprietary selections?

Thanks!
Jennifer

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I'm confused. This doesn't appear to b a smart tv.
Irregardless, if u r an Amazon prime member, get a fire stick. If not get the roku stick. Do NOT get the chromecast. It requires u to use a smartphone as a remote control. Dumbest thing ever!
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Quote from JimBanville View Post :
I'm confused. This doesn't appear to b a smart tv.
Irregardless, if u r an Amazon prime member, get a fire stick. If not get the roku stick. Do NOT get the chromecast. It requires u to use a smartphone as a remote control. Dumbest thing ever!
No, our tv is not smart. Why would that be confusing? Do I need a smart tv?

I think I'm even more confused now. LOL...

Chromecast is definitely out as I am just now getting a smart phone this week. I'm not a Prime member yet, but I can join if there is a benefit.

Thanks for the reply, JimBanville.
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No, our tv is not smart. Why would that be confusing? Do I need a smart tv?

I think I'm even more confused now. LOL...

Chromecast is definitely out as I am just now getting a smart phone this week. I'm not a Prime member yet, but I can join if there is a benefit.

Thanks for the reply, JimBanville.
The confusing thing is you asked if the streaming sticks offered anything your setup doesn't have - implying that your TV had some streaming options of it's own (i.e., a smart TV). It doesn't.

Do you have cable or satellite? If so, the streaming sticks / boxes won't offer much else that you couldn't get thru cable - the exceptions would be Netflix / Hulu / Amazon exclusives like OITNB or House of Cards.

Do you have an antenna? If so, the streamers offer more than what you get OTA, as well as time-shift capability (mostly through Hulu).
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Quote from Jennifer View Post :
No, our tv is not smart. Why would that be confusing? Do I need a smart tv?

I think I'm even more confused now. LOL...

Chromecast is definitely out as I am just now getting a smart phone this week. I'm not a Prime member yet, but I can join if there is a benefit.

Thanks for the reply, JimBanville.
What services are you wanting to stream?
What devices have you looked at?

The confusing part is the Asus part you mentioned. It appears to be a laptop wifi card. It can't go into the TV if that's what your asking. We just are not sure what you are trying to do or need. Rethink your questions and rephrase them like you were trying to explain it to someone who is a brand new person and needs to be brought up to speed.
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Roku3 is a great streaming device, with loads of apps/channels available.
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What services are you wanting to stream?
What devices have you looked at?

The confusing part is the Asus part you mentioned. It appears to be a laptop wifi card. It can't go into the TV if that's what your asking. We just are not sure what you are trying to do or need. Rethink your questions and rephrase them like you were trying to explain it to someone who is a brand new person and needs to be brought up to speed.
I completely agree. More info needed.
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Exactly as others have said. When u mentioned adding a wireless adapter to the tv and said what stick u need to add more than what your tv already has, implied your tv was "smart" which it isn't. Do u want Netflix or YouTube or Hulu or streaming music services? If so u need either a roku stick Amazon fire stick. Amazon fire stick has a lot of "free" movies, tv shows and music for prime members.
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Oh my! I am so sorry. I took a closer look at his ASUS and along with the Lite-On model#, it also had another (MUCH SMALLER and HTF) # which lead me to this [asus.com].

THAT is what our contraption looks like. Smilie

I can choose to access it through my tv "source" menu. It's kinda like a pc, I think.

I apologize for my ignorance. I promise I will rep and reply more once I get over my "you're more ignorant than you thought" embarrassment.

I do not know what I want to stream as I have no clue what's available on streaming devices. LOL...I just got off of rabbit ears! Blush
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Oh my! I am so sorry. I took a closer look at his ASUS and along with the Lite-On model#, it also had another (MUCH SMALLER and HTF) # which lead me to this [asus.com].

THAT is what our contraption looks like.

I can choose to access it through my tv "source" menu. It's kinda like a pc, I think.

I apologize for my ignorance. I promise I will rep and reply more once I get over my "you're more ignorant than you thought" embarrassment.

I do not know what I want to stream as I have no clue what's available on streaming devices. LOL...I just got off of rabbit ears!
what kind of shows do you like to/do you want to be able to watch (specific tv series or networks, sports, etc)? that might help guide the advice Smilie
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Oh my! I am so sorry. I took a closer look at his ASUS and along with the Lite-On model#, it also had another (MUCH SMALLER and HTF) # which lead me to this [asus.com].

THAT is what our contraption looks like. Smilie

I can choose to access it through my tv "source" menu. It's kinda like a pc, I think.

I apologize for my ignorance. I promise I will rep and reply more once I get over my "you're more ignorant than you thought" embarrassment.

I do not know what I want to stream as I have no clue what's available on streaming devices. LOL...I just got off of rabbit ears! Blush
Do you have cable or satellite? Given that you're asking about streaming, I'd assume no. In that case, don't get rid of the antenna, as that can pick up the network stations for free. You won't be able to time-shift them, but it gives you news, morning shows, some sports, and primetime TV, all for free.

Beyond that, forget about what's on the streaming devices and just tell us what you watch. We can then point you to the streaming service / device which carries that show, if any of them do.
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Oh my! I am so sorry. I took a closer look at his ASUS and along with the Lite-On model#, it also had another (MUCH SMALLER and HTF) # which lead me to this [asus.com].

THAT is what our contraption looks like. Smilie

I can choose to access it through my tv "source" menu. It's kinda like a pc, I think.

I apologize for my ignorance. I promise I will rep and reply more once I get over my "you're more ignorant than you thought" embarrassment.

I do not know what I want to stream as I have no clue what's available on streaming devices. LOL...I just got off of rabbit ears! Blush
Are you an Amazon prime member? If so get an Amazon Fire tv. U will get a lot of "free" movies and tv shows. With the fire tv u can sign up for a free month of Netflix to see if it has anything on top of the free prime content that is worth the extra $10 a month. You can also watch YouTube for free in the Amazon Fire tv. 99% of what I watch is in YouTube, but I don't really watch "tv shows".
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If your husband bought the Asus Eeebox (that you linked in post #9) to hook up to the tv, you wouldn't need anything else besides a mouse, keyboard, and optionally a Windows remote controller... I'm actually glad I saw the post because I never saw a mountable computer like that.
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