I agree with comments about the shortcomings of the TV portal so decided that full internet functionality could only be achieved via my 4 year old Toshiba Laptop (running Windows 8) plugged into the TV via an HDMI cable. Several people have posted elsewhere that they have problems with no sound on TV using this method. From my experience you can get sound through the TV and mute the laptop speakers by going to Control Panel - Hardware & Sound - Sound - Playback tab - and changing the default device to HDMI when you are plugged into the TV. You can also click on the Speaker symbol on the taskbar, select mixer and check that the HDMI option has been selected. This worked fine for me. I can now watch anything from the internet on my TV.