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Hello, I’m Nathan, and I’ll be assisting you today. My livelihood depends on your positive feedback, so your satisfaction is my highest priority.
Sorry to hear you’re having trouble.
What specific error code/message are you getting on the tv?Are other apps working on the tv (youtube, hulu, etc)?
Are other apps working on the tv (youtube, hulu, etc)?
Okay, go into the sony setup menu and look for the Software Update (firmware update) function and run that to make sure you have the latest version.
Use the menu button on the sony remote, this is the on screen setup menu, and there is an update function within the menu.
If it is lower than that, then click DOWNLOAD NOW to run the update process
Then your system is too old and doesn't support automatic updates, you have to do it manually.
Download the file here: http://bit.ly/1oLcFb7 to your computer
uncompress the file, copy it to the root directory of an empty usb memory stick, insert that to the tv's service port on the back (with power turned off).
Turn the power to the tv on and wait for it to detect the update
Note, however, that this is only updating the tv firmware.
How, specifically, are you getting access to your apps? Because your tv is not a "smart" model, and doesn't actually possess any ability to connect to the internet on its own.
Could you recheck the model number, because the model you provided is a 2009 model that is not a smart tv. If you have a different model to provide then we can go further with this, but the update I provided is based on the model you gave.
You've already paid your fee here to work with me and it is not something I can refund, I have no access to any billing issues.
For your reference, here are the complete specs of the model number you provided, directly from the manufacturer: https://docs.sony.com/release//specs/KDL40V5100_mksp.pdf
This is a 2009 model, it is not a smart tv, they weren't even being made at that point. If yours were a smart tv, it would have an ethernet port on the back and it would be specifically stated in the specifications. You most likely have some other device connected to the tv - a roku, appletv, firetv, etc. If so, then the issue is with that device. I can still help you, but I need complete and accurate details from you about the equipment you're working with to be able to do so.
I believe you, that may certainly be the case, but if it is, then you have a different model number than what you provided me initially.
Could you please look at the back of the tv again, and confirm the model number?
Perhaps you have a KDL-40W5100 (note the W, not V)?
While I acknowledge the possibility, that is very unlikely. The model number you provided, with a V is not a smart tv, unless Sony and every seller and every review and product listing of that model is incorrect too. This is extremely important because if you tried to update the tv with the wrong firmware for your model, the tv would be damaged beyond repair.
If this is truly a tv issue, then dish has nothing at all to do with it, and neither does ATT, if your other apps are working as indicated.
This is a matter of the tv firmware, or an issue with some external streaming device, because as I've mentioned the model number you provided is not a smart tv. That doesn't mean it isn't capable of working with some other device that can access netflix though. You could even be getting netflix through your dish box potentially, but again that is a separate issue from the tv itself.
If you'll send me a photo of the information placard on the back of the tv (model, serial, etc) I can verify what you need to properly update the tv.
Do you still need help with this, Dianne?