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Ipad Mini - Sony Bravia TV

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#1 of 2 OFFLINE   PaulCooke



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Posted September 12 2013 - 07:35 AM

Hi guys could anyone advise me if it is possible to turn on a Bravia TV & SkyHD box from an Ipad (mini) please


I'm not bothered about controlling channels volume etc as I only watch Sky and already have the app for this but unless I can turn the actual Sky box and TV on I still need to use the original remotes !


Both the Sky box and TV are on my network


The TV model is KDL - NX713


(I also have a Sony BD player SD-350 - but never use it anymore although if there is a workaround for this that would be great to)


Many thanks



#2 of 2 OFFLINE   Stephen_J_H


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Posted October 24 2013 - 02:58 PM

Because the iPad mini controls your devices over WiFi, there is no way to power on or off via an application alone. If you use HDMI control (it's called various things by various manufacturers; my Toshiba calls it REGZA Link; Sony may call it Bravia Link) on your Bravia you *may* be able to simply power on the TV and have the Sky box automatically power on (removing one remote from the mix) check the manual for your Sky box and see if this is possible, but you will not be able to use the iPad for that purpose without external smart remote equipment, like the Logitech Harmony Smart Control, which connects to your WiFi network and uses an IR blaster to replace the IR signals from your remotes.

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