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Networking an 'elderly' Sony Bravia KDL46 5000 via powerline?


Dave Marshall

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I'm attempting to network my 2007 Sony Bravia and connect to my BT Hub. Set's too old to have USB or DNLA but does have a vga input.Does anyone know if a powerline plug system will give me net/pc access, with video and audio if I use an ethernet to vga adaptor at the back of the TV? Am I being too optimistic? Thanks - Dave

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ßeta

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Am I being too optimistic? Yes.

The easy way, is to purchase yourself a new Blu-ray Player with Net Functionality.

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Dave Marshall

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Thanks, Beta. I'm not a great movie fan so, do I buy a cheapie 'net capable' Blu-ray player, connect that by ethernet to my mains powerline plug and connect to the tv by HDMI. The other powerline plug is ethernet wired to my BT modem/router so will this give me full internet on my Bravia W5000? e.g. iPlayer,You-Tube,websites and access to any stored content on my network? Also will my iPhone apps show on screen? e.g. Planefinder etc? Thanks for your guidance - (ever optimistic) Dave.

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"so will this give me full internet on my Bravia W5000? e.g. iPlayer,You-Tube,websites and access to any stored content on my network?"

Yes. Depending on which Player you choose.

As for the iPhone, no.

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Dave Marshall

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Beta - Thanks for that. Found an LG Blu-ray with Wi-fi and almost full internet at less than £100. Just got to justify it at the breakfast table soon! thnks for your help. Cheers, Dave

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