DLNA - Mac Pro - Sony Bravia TV

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by djkenc, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. djkenc macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2010
    So I'm not sure if this would be a good place to ask this question but I'll give it a try. I have a Mac Pro and a Sony Bravia KDL40NX700 TV. I know how to stream videos and music over DLNA to my TV. I have been using DLNA clients such as iSedora and Twonky on my Mac Pro, which has been working fine with most of my videos. My question is, since it is possible to do this wirelessly (or through just a LAN cable) through the network, is it possible to stream my desktop to view on my Sony TV through the use of DLNA. I'm not a computer programer or anything like that but I would assume that since we can stream videos that are HD 1080P fine through DLNA why would we not be able to stream wirelessly, my desktop over the network to my TV? I hope this kind of makes sense. Aside from doing this through DLNA or using a HDMI/DVI/VGA cable to connect to my Mac Pro to the TV, is there another way to do this wirelessly? I am only asking because there is quite a distance between my Mac Pro and TV and the cable I would need to run would be quite long and would not look as great crossing the floor. So basically I'm looking for ways to view my desktop wirelessly on my TV. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!
  2. smallreddog macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2011
    I also would love to know if it is possible to connect wirelessly to my Bravia 40ex500, displaying the desktop form my MacBook. Surely it must be possible?? everything is connected via my home network, I also have a Ps3 connected, perhaps there's a way of using that to help? Any Ideas
    thanks in advance
  3. djkenc thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2010
    I seem to have searched all over the internet for a product or application to do this wirelessly but have come up with nothing still. I'm guessing that the technology for us to do this has been around for a while...yet no company has developed anything yet :\ I'm pretty sure many of us have fast enough home wireless networks now for us to view a computer screen/videos from a desktop onto a tv. If anybody has any clue on such technologies please let us know.
  4. ewh410 macrumors newbie

    May 15, 2011
    Sony Says This

    I just contacted Sony technical support, and in less than 4 hours, they responded with the following:

    Thank you for contacting Sony Support.

    I'm glad to provide you the information to set up a DLNA server. By setting up your Computer as a DLNA server, you can stream media, such as music, photos or video, over your network to a DLNA-supported device. I have provided a link with the information to set up a DLNA server using the EyeConnect Software and the Apple Mac OS operating system:


    Good luck.
  5. trondhb macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2011
    I guess this should work with a Samsung LED TV as well ? Has anyone tried this ? Does it work ? I have just got my new MacBook Air 13" and want to connect to my Samsung C7705 LED TV to view pictures, films etc.

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