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Why does my sony Bravia tv keep freezing when streaming netflix

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Why does my sony Bravia tv keep freezing when streaming netflix - it is impossible to watch as it freezes every 30 or 40 seconds
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Steve G. replied 4 years ago.

Hi. I'm Steve. I'm sorry to hear about your TV. I will try my best to give you a precise and accurate answer.

 

It could be a number of things but the most likely cause is a sub-par internet connection.

 

Can you run a test at www.speedtest.net and let me know the results.

 

Thanks.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

results say the following:
Ping -13ms
Download speed: 13.5mbps
upload speed: 2.07
Expert:  Steve G. replied 4 years ago.

That's good.

 

Can you download the Netflix app to your PC and see if a movie on the PC behaves in the same way.

 

Steve

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I do not have the problem while watching on my laptop which I used to do before I bought the TV.
Expert:  Steve G. replied 4 years ago.

Ok, good.

 

The problem is the wireless signal in your home. A few things you can try:

 

Change the wireless channel to 1, 6 or 11 - you will need to log into your router to do this.

 

Temporarily unplug any cordless phones in your home - they may affect your wireless signal.

 

Let me know if that improves the situation.

 

Steve

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

How do I log into the router? (sorry I'm not very experienced in this area)
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Relist: Incomplete answer.
Expert:  Frank the tv man replied 4 years ago.
What is the model number of the TV?

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

It's a Sony Bravia XBR 46HX929
Expert:  Frank the tv man replied 4 years ago.
I would suggest upgrading to the latest firmware. Here is a link.

http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-download.pl?upd_id=7462&os_id=99&mdl=XBR46HX929
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I checked out the link and I'm not sure I'm capable of doing this myself. With all the highlighted warnings about damage to the TV I'm a little concerned I might get in over my head. Having googled this problem, it seems I am not the only one this is happening to and people seem to be frustrated with the lack of a solution to this problem, from Sony & Netflix etc.
If you are certain this will fix the problem, I will hire someone to do the upgrade for me.