I purchased a television set - Samsung Qe50qn94a QLED 4K on 27th October 202. When the set is switched-on at the main power plug, either playing a programme or simply dormant, it uses about 10 mbs of internet capacity. My router, with the TV set unplugged / switched-off, has a download speed of about 35mbs. Once the set is switched-on the speed drops to about 25mbs. This happens whether the set is being used [i.e. for ‘free’ BBC/ITV or alternatively any streaming channel ], or even when it’s simply plugged-in and not being used.
My ISP has checked out the speed at the router itself and confirmed that it sends a solid 39 mbs all the time, The ISP suggests that something on my home network is using up the bandwidth and if left to syncronise with its host or the cloud, it will use a lot of the bandwidth. I wonder about the many streaming channels or Apps that are built-in to this modern TV. My question is — does the TV use internet bandwidth in order to continually scan the many and variuos streaming channels / apps to update its services. If so, can I close down this feature.