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Old 21.10.2008, 14:58
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Help to connect a TV SONY to the network using a LAN port

Hi all,
my new TV Sony TV (KDL 46W4500) has a LAN port to connect the TV to the network. I tried to see whether it works and plugged the cable from my router to the TV. A message appear saying connection successful. However when I try to select home network server to be displayed on the Home menu of my TV, then I do not see any server. I also did run the server diagnostic, but nothing changed
I am wondering what is wrong - is there anything that I need to change on my computer (network settings?) or do I need to have a DLNA device as it says on the manual (text below)?
thanks a lot for your help and advices,

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text from the SONY manual: with this TV, you can enjoy contents stored on DLNA-compatible devices on the home network.
Devices that store and provide contents, such as photo/music files, is called server. The TV receives those files from the server via the network.... To enjoy the home network, a DLNA- compatible device (VAIO, Cyber-shot, etc) is necessary as a server.

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Old 21.10.2008, 15:14
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Re: Help to connect a TV SONY to the network using a LAN port

Hmm. If the manual says you might need a DLNA device as a server, you actually might need one.

But a little Google yielded this:

http://www.rbgrn.net/blog/2007/08/ho...-or-linux.html

So basically, if I can read correctly, you can use any old Windows PC running Windows Media Player as a server. Just turn on Library > Media Sharing and off you go.
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Re: Help to connect a TV SONY to the network using a LAN port

thank you very much tomcat. in fact now it works...
BTW: you need to have the version 11 of the windows media player.
thanks again
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Re: Help to connect a TV SONY to the network using a LAN port

One is glad to be of service. Good point about WMP needing to be v11 or higher, I forgot to mention that.

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thank you very much tomcat. in fact now it works...
BTW: you need to have the version 11 of the windows media player.
thanks again
Which a Mac doesn't have..

My Philips TV also has a Network Link connector on the back and I recently bought a QNAP TS-209 Pro NAS (2 x 1TB) for my home network. It has a UPnP Media Server built in which is suppose to be able to play digital images or video on a TV from files stored on the server. Hopefully I'll get it set up right and it'll work..
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Which a Mac doesn't have..

My Philips TV also has a Network Link connector on the back and I recently bought a QNAP TS-209 Pro NAS (2 x 1TB) for my home network. It has a UPnP Media Server built in which is suppose to be able to play digital images or video on a TV from files stored on the server. Hopefully I'll get it set up right and it'll work..
You could also have clicked on the link I posted and you would have found a side-by-side comparison of different DLNA server solutions, incl. a PC vs. Mac rating.

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You could also have clicked on the link I posted and you would have found a side-by-side comparison of different DLNA server solutions, incl. a PC vs. Mac rating.
And the only program that works on everything on that list is TwonkyMedia which the QNAP as built in.
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