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Old 01-11-2011, 05:53 PM   #1
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I have 2 Sony TVs. One is a Bravia KDF-50E3000 aprox 2-3
years old and a Grand Wega KDF-46E2000 aprox 3-4 years
old.

I wish to hook them to a wifi network in order to stream
Netflix. To make this work, it looks like I'll need to install a
wireless router alongside my desktop pc to transmit the signal
to both television sets. I realize that I need a receiving device
at each set to pick up the signal from the router. I can't figure
out what the best way to hook up the receiving devices to the
television sets. The receivers, or media adapters as they are
sometimes called, appear to use USB connections. My tv sets
have no USB input ports (or ethernet inputs).

Can I use a bridge extender (that has ethernet outputs) and
use a catagory 5 cable to hdmi converter to input the signal
to the tv set? Or is there a way to convert the ethernet out-
put from the bridge to the video inputs of the tv? If anyone
can suggest an easier way to do this I would appreciate it.
(Maybe it can't be done...but I thought I'd ask those who
know more about it than I do). I also did do a search on the
forum without any sucess. Any info will be appreciated.
Thanks,

George
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Old 01-11-2011, 07:56 PM   #2
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are the televisions network compatible? if not, you can buy a network blu-ray player that can do what you need it to
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Old 01-13-2011, 10:18 AM   #3
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khraraa,

Thanks for the reply. The sets are not network compatible.

I'm assuming that if I purchase a wifi enabled blu ray player,
I'd be able to transmit from the wireless router to the blu ray player,
then I could either use the HDMI connections or the component
connections to hook from the blu ray player to the TV set

Do you think that will work?

Thanks,
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Depends on what you mean by "transmit from the wireless router". If you just want to be able to stream Netflix, etc., many of the newer Blu Ray players are capable of this.

If you're talking about streaming video from a computer to your setup, you'll probably need to look into a HTPC (Home Theater PC).
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or similar, like roku or popcorn hour.
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Old 01-13-2011, 05:06 PM   #6
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A buddy has a PS3 with Blu Ray that he has set up to receive Netflix wirelessly from his router and feeds his LCD. I don't know if it's HDMI or Component output on the PS3, but it works well.

I believe Wii has the same capability- if you already have either of these devices, I think it's just an add on module to enable the streaming piece.
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Again thanks for the replies.

The plan is to stream Netflix to both of the sets. Am planning
on a Blu ray player with built in wifi. Latest thinking is to go
with a Sony BDP-BX57 Blu Ray player with the built in wifi.
I see it at Sams club for just under $140.00.

The other set has a JVC DR-MV150B DVD/VCR combo unit
(aprox 1 year old) attached to it. The only inputs on that
unit are a coax input and a composite/compent input. Even
if I purchase a media adapter or network bridge, all I will have
for outputs from them will be either usb/ethernet outputs.

Anyone aware of a way to convert either a usb or ethernet
output connections from a media adapter or network bridge
to the coax or composite/component input on the JVC unit?

Thanks again,
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@ Vortmax 99: "Latest thinking is to go
with a Sony BDP-BX57 Blu Ray player with the built in wifi.
I see it at Sams club for just under $140.00."

Beware buying Sony blu rays that say "wifi ready". many angry reviews on Amazon complaining that once they open the box they find that they must now purchase a proprietary Sony wifi dongle for $80. read reviews on amazon under the sony wifi dongle page.
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This can't be done without a wifi able blu ray? I want more than just netflix. I want the net also.
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Seems to me the best solution would be a Blu-ray player or PS3 assuming you want Blu-ray capability as well as Netflix. Once you add the wireless router at your computer, you then use an access point at your player. I use Netgear N wireless to allow for HD video streaming using these:
NETGEAR N600 Wireless Dual Band Router WNDR3400
NETGEAR Universal WiFi Range Extender WN2000RPT

I use an extender rather than an access point to allow for additional coverage as well as it has a 4 port switch built in.

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