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How do I connect my Sony Bravia to my lap-top. Can this be

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How do I connect my Sony Bravia to my lap-top. Can this be done wirelessly?

jstinehelfer :

Hello, My name is XXXXX XXXXX I am an expert with JustAnswer.com. Thank you so much for using our services. I am sorry your having trouble today and understand your frustration. Hopefully we can resolve your problem together.

jstinehelfer :

There is no way to broadcast your computer screen via wireless connection.

jstinehelfer :

You will either need to use the VGA cable or a DVI cable depending on what outputs and inputs you can match up with the laptop and the TV

jstinehelfer :

oops I meant VGA or HDMI sorry about that

jstinehelfer :

I myself use the HDMI option.

jstinehelfer :

it has a better graphics quality then the normal VGA option

Customer:

The Bravia has an input for "pc". How do I connect my computer to this input?

jstinehelfer :

Your laptop has a VGA output usually on the side on the left side

jstinehelfer :

You will need a VGA cable that has a blue connector that goes to both

Customer:

what does the VGA output look like and how do I connect it to the back of my TV.

jstinehelfer :

check this link out

jstinehelfer :

have you every hooked up a monitor to a desktop computer?

jstinehelfer :

It would be the same cable

jstinehelfer :

if you give me your laptops make and model I can see if I can find specific instructions for you

Customer:

No. I have a MacBook Pro and I have located the cable. Where does it connect to the back of the TV?

jstinehelfer :

You should see a port called PC port on the side or back of your TV

jstinehelfer :

so it depends on what ports are available on your macbook pro

jstinehelfer :

do you have a HDMI connection?

Customer:

Got it! Now, once I make the connection, I set the input to pc and I should be able to see on my TV exactly what is on my computer screen?

jstinehelfer :

correct

Customer:

Thanks, that should do it. If not, I'll get back with you.

jstinehelfer :

are you able to make sure it works before you leave?

Customer:

Ok. I will try. Wrong cable. I am off to Radio Shack

jstinehelfer :

can we verify what ports you have on the side of your macbook

jstinehelfer :

this way we know we get the correct cable

Customer:

I looks like the standard earplug port.

jstinehelfer :

click this link and tell me which one is yours

Customer:

MacBook Pro 17" mid 2010

jstinehelfer :

ok you have the mini display port

jstinehelfer :

so we need a mini display port to VGA or you could go Mini Display port to HDMI.

jstinehelfer :

I am sure your TV has a spare HDMI port correct?

Customer:

does have a 3rd HDMI port.

jstinehelfer :

I would rather use the HDMI port on the TV. Much better quality

jstinehelfer :

Here is the adapter but you still will need a HDMI chord if you dont have one

Customer:

ok. i'll give it a try

jstinehelfer :

Ok if your satisfied with my help please give me a good service rating. Have a great day and happy holidays. Remember you can always come back for follow up questions even after you give a rating.

Customer:

Thanks!

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Please look at the following link to make sure you have your steps down correctly

http://www.ehow.com/how_5711358_connect-macbook-tv.html

Hopefully this will get you going.