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    Sony TV - Wireless LAN ready, help please...

    I have a Sony TV that is Wireless LAN Ready, so need a dongle to connect to my wireless network, however i have a few questions.
    Firstly do I specifically need a sony dongle?
    Secondly (as my TV has built in HD freeview) does the dongle allow me to access this too? (as I don't have an ariel)

    Thanks very much for help...

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    As far as i know, you DO need the overpriced dongle from Sony to connect wirelessly.
    However you can also just use a Cat 5 cable to connect directly to a router. This is what I have done.
    The internet connection allows you to view videos from computers on the same network and internet TV.
    You still need an aerial to view broadcast TV.
    Edited by: "tonyp2020" 27th Dec 2010

    tonyp2020

    As far as i know, you DO need the overpriced dongle from Sony to connect … As far as i know, you DO need the overpriced dongle from Sony to connect wirelessly.However you can also just use a Cat 5 cable to connect directly to a router. This is what I have done.The internet connection allows you to view videos from computers on the same network and internet TV.You still need an aerial to view broadcast TV.


    You can use a Powerline, then connect it to the TV via ethernet cable. The Sony Dongle is not very good, by the look of the reviews. I too have got the same TV today ;), and have read many reviews online that confirm you can use a Powerline with it which works alot better than the actual Sony cable.

    Original Poster

    thanks for the help, so it is confirmed that i will need an ariel for freeview then.
    and it is frustrating the price of these dongles as they really don't enable you to do loads...

    Original Poster

    Pr3cious18

    You can use a Powerline, then connect it to the TV via ethernet cable. … You can use a Powerline, then connect it to the TV via ethernet cable. The Sony Dongle is not very good, by the look of the reviews. I too have got the same TV today ;), and have read many reviews online that confirm you can use a Powerline with it which works alot better than the actual Sony cable.



    also what is a powerline?

    Original Poster

    dcx_badass

    Glad I could help, also as terrestrial TV requires an aerial why did you … Glad I could help, also as terrestrial TV requires an aerial why did you ever think you wouldn't need one to recieve it.



    because ariels are some of the most outdated technology in use today, I would have assumed there would be a way to stream freeview over the net...

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    Original Poster

    mate, are you trying to **** me off? all im saying is i didnt think an old generic ariel would be necessary to watch freeview as i thought connecting to the net via a dongle would suffice, as i (hoped) could stream TV off of that, instead of plugging in an ariel; however thanks for your time

    Gotta be the only person in the country that ever thought that was possible.

    Original Poster

    i dont understand how it is unreasonable to think so, as you can do it on a pc?

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    pinkleponkle

    Gotta be the only person in the country that ever thought that was … Gotta be the only person in the country that ever thought that was possible.



    he's from the future.


    (it is possible btw... see TVCatchup)

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    bykergrove

    he's from the future.which was the basis of my thought, however clearly … he's from the future.which was the basis of my thought, however clearly not all members on this forum are as enlightened as myself, however are just as opinionated...(it is possible btw... see TVCatchup)

    Yup try and run tvcatchup on a standalone tv.

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    dcx_badass

    TV Catchup is barely VHS quality though, can hardly count that as … TV Catchup is barely VHS quality though, can hardly count that as watching freeview, also as stated, try use it on your TV, and if it does work (TV supports flash), enjoy image quality that rivals that of a VHS 10 years ago on your new HDTV.



    hahahahaha - hence the reason for this thread!
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