|Wired Connection: View that your wired connection is set to "Connected". This is not an option that you can adjust. It is for information only. "Manual setup" is available. Select to view and/or manually change your network settings, and then click on "Test Connection" to make sure your wired ethernet connection is working.|
Wireless Connection: If there is no wired connection, the wireless menu will be displayed and you will see a list of available wireless networks. You will also see that your Wired Connection is set to "Disconnected".
1. Press the down arrow to select your wireless network, and then press OK. If you do not see your wireless network in the list, select "More Access Points" and then press OK. 2. If the network is password protected, enter the secure access code you created when setting up your wireless router. Slide the remote control open and begin typing in the code. You can also select "Show Keyboard" and use the on-screen keyboard instead of the remote control. When you are finished entering the code, select "Connect". Click on "Test Connection" to make sure your wired ethernet connection is working. (Courtesy: Vizio Product Guide)
Widgets: Widgets are direct links to internet content which appear at the bottom of your screen after you hit a button on your remote. You can set up widgets for Yahoo Sports (like Fantasy Football, but not Fantasy Baseball yet), weather, Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video, Blockbuster, and about 100 others. If you want to delete any internet widgets that appear on the bottom of the screen (after you activate them), highlight the widget in question, click the "yellow" bar button, then "red", then "red" again to delete the widget.
If you belong to Amazon Prime, you can currently stream about 2,200 movies and TV shows for free off the internet. (40,000 more are available on a pay-per-view basis). I am streaming via my wi-fi connection. I have not experienced ANY delay and the picture quality has been excellent. You can also easily set up access to Hulu Plus, Netflix, and other content you paid for on a subscription or single-use basis.
Firmware Updates: The second time I turned on the TV (after setting up the wi-fi link), the tv automatically downloaded a firmware update. Firmware is the software which is stored on a memory chip. It's what runs the internet application and other features on your HDTV. As long as they don't release a bad firmware update, it's nice that the updates are automatically downloaded and installed.