Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


676 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

Topic # 29288 1-Jan-2009 16:27

My Sony Bravia TV (46" Z) has a LAN port and according to the user manual I can connect my PC to it using the LAN port and a wireless modem/router to see the pictures and listen music stored on my computer on the TV.

But how?

Unfortunately the manual isn't straightforward (or I am getting older) so before I sit down in front of Google and trying to find the answer I thought I might ask here, maybe someone knows by heart.

I have two laptops: one Lenovo and one Sony Vaio, at last I should be able to connect the Vaio with the TV. I have a Netgear DG834GSP wireless modem. I connected the TV to the modem with LAN cable and I connect the laptops with wireless to the modem.

Could you help me out? Cheers!




I is a kollege stoodent. Bee nice.

Create new topic


676 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 186917 1-Jan-2009 16:49

Forgot to say: the TV has the DLNA ethernet function.




I is a kollege stoodent. Bee nice.

27050 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6503

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 186918 1-Jan-2009 16:53
Send private message

You will need some software that has a DLNA server in it. Windows Media 11 has one or other common software like Tversity does as well. Once this is running the TV should automatically locate this and show the content.

The only issue is that like many standards there seems to be some compatability issues between DLNA software and hardware. I have a Samsung 7 series here at present that support DLNA but doesn't seem to work with all DLNA software and works best with Samsung's own DLNA software.



676 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 186921 1-Jan-2009 17:16

Could you write a quick and brief step-by-step instruction how to connect the TV with WMP 11?
Does it work under XP or only with Vista?




I is a kollege stoodent. Bee nice.



676 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

Reply # 186927 1-Jan-2009 18:35

Okay it already works with the Vaio using WMP 11!! Good to see the pictures on the telly, however no videos. :(

I am trying to make it work with the Lenovo laptop now, but it seems I ran into some firewall issues.




I is a kollege stoodent. Bee nice.



676 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

Reply # 187010 2-Jan-2009 13:05

I couldnt make the connection with the Lenovo laptop even if I turn off the firewall. It just simply doesnt recognize the TV.
Anyway at least it works with the Sony Vaio laptop so I can stream pictures from there.

Thanks for the help sbiddle.




I is a kollege stoodent. Bee nice.

27050 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6503

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 187013 2-Jan-2009 13:17
Send private message

Aloha: I couldnt make the connection with the Lenovo laptop even if I turn off the firewall. It just simply doesnt recognize the TV.
Anyway at least it works with the Sony Vaio laptop so I can stream pictures from there.

Thanks for the help sbiddle.


Did you authorise the TV to connect to WMP? In the sharing section in WMP it shows DLNA devices and you can allow/disallow them.



676 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 187111 3-Jan-2009 03:32

sbiddle:
Did you authorise the TV to connect to WMP? In the sharing section in WMP it shows DLNA devices and you can allow/disallow them.


Yes I did. Everything works perfectly with the Vaio, but when I did the same steps with the Lenovo it just doesnt recognize the Bravia TV. It doesnt show the small icon of the Bravia TV in the WMP sharing menu.




I is a kollege stoodent. Bee nice.

27050 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6503

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 187112 3-Jan-2009 06:17
Send private message

Was the other PC running at the time? I wonder if for some reason it can only connect to a single DLNA server at once?

The Samsung I've got here at present supports multiple DLNA servers, they justy show as multiple devices on the source menu.




676 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 187140 3-Jan-2009 11:55

I tried again:
-other PC turned off
-firewall turned off
-Checkpoint SecuRemote turned off

Now the icon of the TV appeared in the menu of the WMP11 and I authorized the connection, but the TV doesn't recognize the computer.
This is a little development as before I couldnt see the TV in the WMP menu at all.

Anyway my Lenovo PC is a company one with full of applications and special configuration so I assume there is something blocking the outgoing traffic. So at this point I give up, please let me know if you have any other tip.




I is a kollege stoodent. Bee nice.

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.