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Sony Bravia Internet Tv connections

Will any usb wireless dongle work with a Sony wireless ready tv, such as the EX503, or do you have to purchase a specific make and model??

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Re: Sony Bravia Internet Tv connections

I think you have to use Sonys own dongle.Personally I connected mine via ethernet cable but then the router is right next to the telly anyway

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Re: Sony Bravia Internet Tv connections

How would I connect my Sony Bravia to my Sony Vaio laptop? I was thinking about getting it so I can watch BBC iPlayer on the TV.

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idc:How would I connect my Sony Bravia to my Sony Vaio laptop? I was thinking about getting it so I can watch BBC iPlayer on the TV.

Does your Sony Vaio have an HDMI output?

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No HDMI, from the specs -

1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire) - 4 PIN FireWire
1 x headphones / speakers - output - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm
1 x microphone - input - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm
1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45
3 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 PIN USB Type A
1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)

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Re: Sony Bravia Internet Tv connections

In that case check to see if your TV has a VGA/D-Sub input (probably labelled PC input, most TVs have them these days).

You'll need to use VGA/D-Sub cable for Video and use a 3.5mm mini-jack to stereo RCA cable for sound. (VGA doesn't carry audio)

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Just get a wireless extender and plug it into the Ethernet port (though i 'm assuming it has one...)

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JohnDuncan:Just get a wireless extender and plug it into the Ethernet port (though i 'm assuming it has one...)

I was assuming Ian had an older model Sony that doesn't have network/Iplayer functions. Smile

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Sorry, I was talking to the OP, who said "such as the EX503"...

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Re: Sony Bravia Internet Tv connections

So does that mean i can use any wireless dongle plugged into the usb port or not?? Smile

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I think not. Since a Sony wireless dongle is not going to do what a vodafone wireless dongle is going to do. In fact I'd be surprised if the Sony wireless dongle is USB at all.

Get a wireless extender and plug it into the ethernet port, I tell you!

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Re: Sony Bravia Internet Tv connections

Hi, I have the KDL-37EX503 and have recently purchased the following to allow my tv to connect to my wireless network; Vonets VAP11G wifi bridge, cost me £25 on ebay. This works a treat, connects to the ethernet port and is powered via the USB slot. Simple set up on your PC, and it worked first time.


 

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Re: Sony Bravia Internet Tv connections

Further investigation needed, I had not thought of wireless. Thanks.

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