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Old 12-19-2016, 02:38 PM
 
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Smart TVs are called that because they have wifi. It's the same as if you have a bluray with wifi.

I once had a Samsung Bluray with wifi, and once you turned on the bluray's wifi, you couldn't turn it off!!
I thought that was ridiculous. I didn't want the Bluray to connect with my router every time I turned on the bluray.

With a Sony Smart TV, can you turn the wifi on and off?
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Old 12-19-2016, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Mount Laurel
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Smart TVs are called that because they have wifi. It's the same as if you have a bluray with wifi.

I once had a Samsung Bluray with wifi, and once you turned on the bluray's wifi, you couldn't turn it off!!
I thought that was ridiculous. I didn't want the Bluray to connect with my router every time I turned on the bluray.

With a Sony Smart TV, can you turn the wifi on and off?

What does your user manual say? Don't see why there wouldn't be an option on your menu to turn off the wifi.
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Old 12-19-2016, 02:54 PM
 
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I looked through the menus and manual. There was no way to turn off the wifi.

If anyone has a Smart TV with wifi, can you turn off the wifi?
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Old 12-19-2016, 02:59 PM
 
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I looked through the menus and manual. There was no way to turn off the wifi.

If anyone has a Smart TV with wifi, can you turn off the wifi?

What is the model of your TV?
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Old 12-19-2016, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I don't understand why you care that it is connected? It's "ridiculous" that you can't turn off your bluray wifi? Again, why would you want to. If it's sitting there doing nothing it is not impacting your bandwidth.

For the TV you would have to manually disconnect from the network. I think there are few TV's with a WiFi on/off.
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Old 12-19-2016, 03:07 PM
 
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I don't have a Smart TV. Just trying to learn about them.

I just preferred not to have the Bluray using the wifi if I was just playing discs.
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Old 12-19-2016, 03:28 PM
 
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I found some pages/videos saying you can turn off the wifi with a Sony Bravia. But the newer Sonys are not Bravia.
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Old 12-19-2016, 04:10 PM
 
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Laptops usually have a physical button to turn on/off wifi but probably not on all TV's. It has to have a way to "forget" the network you are connected to. That would in effect do the same thing.
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Old 12-19-2016, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Mount Laurel
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I don't have a Smart TV. Just trying to learn about them.

I just preferred not to have the Bluray using the wifi if I was just playing discs.

So you were assuming that it can't be turn off.


Here is the manual for the XBR-49x830C.


Help Guide | Using Wi-Fi to connect the TV to your network




Clear instructions for turning off the wifi.
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Old 12-19-2016, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I just preferred not to have the Bluray using the wifi if I was just playing discs.
That's my point, it won't be.
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