TV

Facing TV Problems? Ask a TV Technician.

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I have a Sony Bravia tv model XBR-65X850D I want to know how…

Customer Question
I have a Sony...

I have a Sony Bravia tv model XBR-65X850D I want to know how to use the built in wifi on the tv. And can I use this built in wifi to watch shows on Netflix

Technician's Assistant: Are you able to connect using an ethernet cable?

No

Technician's Assistant: Which lights are colored and/or blinking on your router?

Well I am asking if I can use the tv wifi instead of my router which has limited data.

Technician's Assistant: Anything else you want the network expert to know before I connect you?

Yes I want to know if I can use the built in WIFI instead of my Exceed router which has limited data availability

Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: TV
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own TV Question
Answered in 3 minutes by:
8/7/2017
TV Technician: James I, Engineer replied 9 months ago
James I
James I, Engineer
Category: TV
Satisfied Customers: 115
Experience: Director at Secure ITC Soltuions
Verified

Good afternoon,

My name is***** TV is equipped with a Wifi adaptor which enables it to connect to a WIFI network, such as the one your router provides for your home internet, or if you have a smart phone you can setup a hotspot on your mobile your TV can connect to.

In short WIFI is just a connection method (like Ethernet), so you would need a router or hotspot for the TV to connect to in order to access the internet.

Ask Your Own TV Question
TV Technician: James I, Engineer replied 9 months ago

In order to talk you through connecting your TV to your hot spot or router, so you can watch online content on your TV such as Netflix, can you tell me if you already know your router' name and WEP (wireless security key)

Ask Your Own TV Question
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
My router is from Exceed and has a limited data I was hoping to eliminate having to use the router. I also have a MIFI from Verizon with unlimited data but it is a slow and stops to buffer the data to continue watching. Would it help if I connect to the Sony tv?
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Are you still there?
TV Technician: James I, Engineer replied 9 months ago

It rather depends on the data speeds the MIFI can support, the TV can connect to your Verizon MIFI or your Exceed router, however as you already mentioned you have limited usage on your Exceed package so suggest you try and connect the TV to the MIFI and see how it copes.

It is also worth going into Netflix and telling it to only display films in standard definition to reduce the amount of buffering.

Ask Your Own TV Question
TV Technician: James I, Engineer replied 9 months ago

Once you know the MIFI name and the security key, you can go into the TV's settings and setup the TV to connect to your Verizon MIFI.

Let me know how you get on.

Ask Your Own TV Question
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Thank you
TV Technician: James I, Engineer replied 9 months ago

Just wanted to follow up to see how you got on, I am about to log off today but will be back online in 12 hours time at which point I will look to assist you further if you still have issues.

Regards

J

Ask Your Own TV Question
TV Technician: James I, Engineer replied 9 months ago

Are you still having an issue connecting your TV to MIFI?

Ask Your Own TV Question
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I am still having the same issue. You said the tv WIFI is just a connection in that case they should not call it a WIFI. I can connect my tv to my Verizon mifi that was not my question. If my tv has built in WIFI I should be able to connect other devices to it, but when I scan for WIFI the Sony WIFI is not on the list.
TV Technician: James I, Engineer replied 9 months ago

The Sony WIFI is a client not a host, so the TV connects to devices such as routers and gateways which provide it with internet access, you cant connect other clients to the TV.

If you wanted to connect a WIFI device say speakers to work with the TV you would connect both to your router, and then the router would handle the connection between to two clients.

What kind of device are you looking to connect and I can give you more specific information on if it would work, and how it could be setup.

Ask Your Own TV Question
Was this answer helpful?
Ask Louie Your Own Question
Louie
Louie
Louie, Technician
Category: TV
Satisfied Customers: 2,950
2,950 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 25+ yrs. experience in the field and 5+ yrs. online, down to component level.

Louie is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I'm screaming your praises!! WOW! I plugged my TV in and bammo! The picture came on bright and beautiful. What a relief! YOU saved me some money and headache.

VMUnited States

I love this site! $9 instead of a repairman or new/used frig can't be beaten. This older woman will worry less now that she knows about this site. Bless you all.

WindyUSA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Louie

Louie

Technician

2,950 satisfied customers

25+ yrs. experience in the field and 5+ yrs. online, down to component level.

Rod

Rod

TV & Communications Sys Repair

2,355 satisfied customers

FCC Commercial License, Previous owner of Electronics Repair shop, 40+ years in electronic systems.

Steven

Steven

Technician

1,429 satisfied customers

Ma. Master Technician Lic. Authorized Warranty Support.

euro-pro llc

euro-pro llc

Technician

1,128 satisfied customers

20 years in TV repair,certified by all major brands- Sony,Samsung, LG,Toshiba, Panasonic, RCA,

Daniel

Daniel

Electrical Engineer

1,072 satisfied customers

BSEE (Electrical Engineer), 10+ years electronic design experience ,chip, board, component expert

Conrad

Conrad

Technician

946 satisfied customers

Training on many types of consumer electronics, training on Sony Samsung and JVC

Neil

Neil

Technician

803 satisfied customers

More than 10 years experience repairing TV's and electronics equipment.

< Previous | Next >

Related TV Questions
Just purchased a new Sanyo TV cannot enlarge the screen
Just purchased a new Sanyo TV cannot enlarge the screen stays on automatic screen stays small … read more
Aric
Aric
Owner/Operator of a custom AV company
Run A/V and repair business for over
13,664 satisfied customers
I get sound but no picture. blue red and. Not that I
I get sound but no picture JA: Are there any HDMI cables or A/V jacks (red, yellow, and white cables) plugged into your TV? Customer: green blue red and white JA: Was there a power outage recently? Cu… read more
info tech
info tech
Self Employed
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
341 satisfied customers
I have a Samsung sound bar and the 65 curve. where do I plug
I have a Samsung sound bar and the 65 curve. where do I plug in the hdmi cable for the soundbar? … read more
p0llinate
p0llinate
Bachelors of Science
14 satisfied customers
I have a 4o; Coby TV which I have had about three and a half
I have a 4o; Coby TV which I have had about three and a half years. recently, we had a windstorm and all of the power went out. When I tried to turn my tv back on … read more
p0llinate
p0llinate
Bachelors of Science
14 satisfied customers
Plugged in my new fireTVstick. My TV says "no signal" It is
plugged in my new fireTVstick. My TV says "no signal" … read more
p0llinate
p0llinate
Bachelors of Science
14 satisfied customers
I am unable to control the volume of the sound bar connected
I am unable to control the volume of the sound bar connected to my OLED TV using the magic remote control … read more
technicalcat
technicalcat
Computer Science
840 satisfied customers
Are there manual controls for my Vizio d50n-e1. 2 years. The
the remote will not work but it has new batteries and it work my other Vizio tv… read more
Shahid
Shahid
Owner of Repair Shop
High School or GED
3,506 satisfied customers
I need a new part for a RS105S-4T04. TV RCA 45 RQ. 2012
HEARD THAT THE POWER BOARD NEEDED TO BE REPLACED S/N # Rs12440075440.… read more
Pete
Pete
Engineer
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
1,130 satisfied customers
I can't change the input no matter what I try. It was
I can't change the input no matter what I try. It was working perfectly before. … read more
Mike G.
Mike G.
Television Repair Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,673 satisfied customers
I am trying to get a good indoor antenna for my son in law.
I am trying to get a good indoor antenna for my son in law. Will one of the flat Fukk HD ones work with an older TV in a RV that is not digital? … read more
Harry
Harry
1,644 satisfied customers
I was watching TV when the sound went off. I have tried
I was watching TV when the sound went off. I have tried every thing but can't and sound on. The picture is just is fine. … read more
Aric
Aric
Owner/Operator of a custom AV company
Run A/V and repair business for over
13,664 satisfied customers
There is power to the TV as evidenced by the red light
There is power to the TV as evidenced by the red light turning green but the screen is completely dark. … read more
Shahid
Shahid
Owner of Repair Shop
High School or GED
3,506 satisfied customers
New tv,trying to set up,used remote to confirm english,home
New tv,trying to set up,used remote to confirm english,home use,USA. Pressed input button on remote to bypass store demo. Now have background on screen,color bar halfway across screen at bottom. What … read more
p0llinate
p0llinate
Bachelors of Science
14 satisfied customers
I cannot get rid of closed captioning no matter how I have
I cannot get rid of closed captioning no matter how I have tried. … read more
p0llinate
p0llinate
Bachelors of Science
14 satisfied customers
Possible lighting in the neighborhood, 65 LED smart 3D. is
Possible lighting in the neighborhood, 65 LED smart 3D. is not working. the red control flashing 5 times 2, and after here a click, and restart this again, until I disconnect the power. … read more
Steven
Steven
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,429 satisfied customers
TV worked fine last night. Turned it on this morning and it
TV worked fine last night. Turned it on this morning and it said it could not connect to the cable. Switched cable boxes so problem is with TV. Netwflix workd but can't get cable … read more
technicalcat
technicalcat
Computer Science
840 satisfied customers
We had a storm. now my LG tv will not come on. If I unplug
We had a storm. now my LG tv will not come on. If I unplug it and then plug it back again the LG logal comes on and goes off … read more
Aric
Aric
Owner/Operator of a custom AV company
Run A/V and repair business for over
13,664 satisfied customers
I had some flickering and that went away when we changed
I had some flickering and that went away when we changed surge protector. Now the picture is dark and I tried all the things to change and it didnt fix it … read more
info tech
info tech
Self Employed
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
341 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x