How to connect Apple TV to Sony Bravia?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by jenniferbrame, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. jenniferbrame macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2008
    Can anyone tell me how to connect Apple TV to a Sony Bravia? I'm getting a "no signal" message. I am using component A/V cables rather than an HDMI connection, and I have checked to be sure everything is plugged in correctly. The light is glowing white.

    I wonder if the problem might be with choosing the correct video input on the Bravia. I have options for DVD, Blu-Ray, etc., but nothing for the Apple TV.

    Any help is much appreciated!
  2. CLuv macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2007
    Northern VA, USA
    Component1 or Component2 depending on which set you connected to on your TV.
  3. jenniferbrame thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2008
    I've chosen Component1, also connected to the TV on the Component1 ports. Still receiving a "no signal" message. What I'm supposed to choose as the input source puzzles me. I'm given the choices between Blu-Ray, DVD, etc., but don't know which option will connect with the Apple TV unit. :confused:
  4. macdim macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2007
    If the component cable colours are correctly matched, your TV is on the correct input, and the AppleTV is on, I'm not sure what else you can try. If you can get an HDMI cable to test with, that would tell you if it's the component connection that's the issue.

    So if you can:

    - Try an HDMI cable
    - Try a different set of component cables
    - Try every component input (even the one on the side, if it exists)

    Note that the type of connection you choose in the menu (Blu-Ray, DVD, etc...) doesn't matter. That's just the TV labelling the input for you, so that when you look at the input source, you can quickly jump to the right input instead of memorizing, for example, that component 2 is your Blu-Ray player.
  5. jenniferbrame thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2008
    Thank you for the advice! I'll try an HDMI cable. :apple:
  6. dbwie macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2007
    Albuquerque, NM, USA

    select the correct input, make sure the apple TV is NOT in standby mode (the little white light on the front of the unit should be on). Sometimes it is something simple.

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