Originally Posted by JDMoose
I have a non wi-fi LAN connection for Sony firmware updates which could be used to get the TV Guide if I had ver 10.01 instead of ver 9.0. My TV is about 4 years old.
Rovi recommends using a Cisco-Linksys WET610N Dual-Band Wireless-N Gaming and Video Adapter, but stipulated they do not endorse it. Basically unless there is an update to ver 10.1 you will not be able to get their TV Guide service as long as you have ver 9. If you have internet service with a wi-fi router and a 'newer' TV you should be able to get the TVGuide, regardless if it Cable or DSL.
The update would also have to add a feature to the network setup menu to choose the internet as an option to receive the TV Guide, and I do believe that is a part of ver 10.01. Mine only gives me the option of cable or OTA. The only way I know how to verify the TVGO version, is to go through the TVGuide settings.
This is what I received from Sony Support.
"First off, apologies you received incorrect information from the phone support representative. Your KDL46Z4100 has TVGO Version 9, and therefore is not supported for TVGO rovi Internet programming.
What the agent was referring to, for others that are wondering if they have options, 2009/2010 and newer products that have at least TVGO Version 10.1 will be able to access the internet for the Rovi information if you switch your TV Guide Information from Tuner to Internet in the settings."
Hopefully Sony will come out with a firmware update if possible"
I have the Sony BRAVIA KDL 46XBR6 HDTV and not the KDL46Z4100 you mention. In the Owners Manuel, it states I can connect my HDTV to the Internet using an Ethernet of some sort. My HDTV was purchase in February of 2006. According to the diagnostic it uses Version 09.01.54 of the TVGO. In the set-up, if I remember correctly, it does give me the option of connecting to the Internet, Cable/Dish Satellite, or Antenna. I use Rabbit Ears. The Owners Manuel also states that I can manually enter my own IP address and proxy settings.
I need to correct a statement I made earlier about the Timer .... after reading the Owners Manuel, it states “The Timer feature will not be available until you set the Current Time. The Timer can be set to have the TV tune to a certain TV channel or other connected equipment as well as a specific volume at the time and duration you set. Turning on the Timer will allow setting the following: Day of the Week, Time Duration, Input Channel, and TV On Volume” I had forgotten that I also have a Sleep Timer that I could use.
But according to what you are saying, since I have Version 9, I will be unable to connect to the TVGO menu and time clock, since I do not have Version 10? So according to your statement, that I need Version 10, even if I did connect my HDTV to the internet, I would still be unable to connect to the TVGO menu and time clock? Is this correct?
I use DSL through AT&T, but in order to connect the HDTV Ethernet cord to my Desktop, I would have run the cord down the hallway, and across another short hallway, into the spare bedroom, that I use for my computer room, which would be a trip hazard.
I have a WiFi router, that I need to install on my Desktop, so I can purchase a Laptop, and get Internet access on the Laptop. However, my Sony BRAVIA KDL 46XBR6 HDTV does NOT have WiFi option, that I can see in my Owners Manuel.
Anyway, yes if would be nice, if Sony update the firmware.