Can you use a smart TV with an Ethernet in Port as a monitor?

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Todd D Clark asked the Naked Scientists:
   Hi. I work in a bowling center and we want to put up flat screens for our scoring system. Our system uses ethernet cable from scoring to a video distribution box. Can I use a smart TV with a Ethernet in Port as a monitor?  I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks Todd.
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If you are wondering whether the LAN (Internet) port can be used to send in a video stream, the answer is no, not directly; that port is not wired to received video / monitor inputs, it is a data port. Unless you stream video to the screen, as per Youtube or similar...
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Only if the TV has a HDMI setting. Mine has this. 

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Jim - if he was using HDMI then he wouldn't need to send a signal via the LAN port...
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