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[APP] BraviaControl: Control your Sony Bravia Smart TV

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By etrosce, Junior Member on 10th January 2013, 01:26 AM
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I purchased a Sony Bravia KDL-40EX525 a few months ago and noticed that there were official remote control apps for Android and iPhone from Sony but, unfortunatelly, not for WP7 (not even an unofficial one). Since I own a LG Optimus 7 I got curious about this and started to develop something similar for myself, specifically because I hate using the stock remote control to enter text.

I based my work on this blog post http://blogs.msdn.com/b/andypennell/...discovery.aspx. Many thanks to Andy Pennell for that, his post was really helpful and a great starting point.

The app requires you to be on the same network as the TV.

If you want to try this make sure the TV is ON (give it time to initialize the services. It cannot be turned on/off with this app because it has to talk to the IRCC service that is only available when the device is ON). See the screen of your TV the first time you run the app because it requires that you register your device in order to be able to iterate.

I appreciate your feedbacks, suggestions, bug report or questions that you may have.

Tested on models:
- KDL-40EX525 (mine)
- KDL-32HX758 (thanks lordmaxey)

It should work on:
- Blu-ray Disc(TM) players: BDP-S370, S470, S570, S770, S1700, BX37, BX57, S380, S480, S580, S780, BX38, BX58, S390, S490, S590, S790, BX39, BX59, NSZ-GP9
- Blu-ray Disc(TM) Home Theater Systems: BDV-IZ1000W, HZ970W, E970W, E870, E770W, E670W, E570, E470, E370, T57, F7, F700, F500, E985W, E980W, E980, E880, E780W, E580, E380, T58, L800M, L800, L600, N990W, N890W, N790W, N590, E690, E490, E385, E390, E290, E190, NF720, NF620, EF420, EF220, T79, T39
- Streaming Player/Network Media Player: SMP-N100, SMP-N200, NSZ-GP7
- AV Receiver: STR-DN1020, STR-DN1030, STR-DA1800ES
- BRAVIA: KDL-HX92 series, HX82 series, HX72 series, NX72 series, EX72 series, EX62 series, EX52 series, EX42 series, EX32 series, CX52 series, HX85 series, HX75 series, EX65 series, EX55 series
- Sony Internet TV: NSX-24GT1, 32GT1, 40GT1, 46GT1, NSZ-GT1
- VAIO: VAIO L (SVL241)
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14th January 2013, 09:23 AM |#2  
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wow, awesome!
I'll try immediately when i'm home.
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14th January 2013, 12:53 PM |#3  
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wow, awesome!
I'll try immediately when i'm home.

Great! if you can post your TV model it will be greatly apprecciated so we can add it to the "tested list" of models.
14th January 2013, 02:16 PM |#4  
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Great! if you can post your TV model it will be greatly apprecciated so we can add it to the "tested list" of models.

Hi there,

i've got a Sony Bravia KDL-32HX758

I'll tell you when i've tested it looking forward!


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one word: awesome!
It works great and i absolutely LOVE it!! Great work!!! Congrats!
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15th January 2013, 01:13 AM |#5  
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Originally Posted by lordmaxey

Hi there,

i've got a Sony Bravia KDL-32HX758

I'll tell you when i've tested it looking forward!


Edit:

one word: awesome!
It works great and i absolutely LOVE it!! Great work!!! Congrats!

Thanks and enjoy . I've just updated the post to list the models we know it works... Hope to see more feedback here
20th October 2013, 11:53 AM |#6  
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Hi!
I wanted to try your app, but my television (w655) didn't want to agree on that.

Are you maybe willing to share the source code of the app?
Or do you want to check why it's not working?

Thanks!
20th October 2013, 03:36 PM |#7  
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Hi!
I wanted to try your app, but my television (w655) didn't want to agree on that.

Are you maybe willing to share the source code of the app?
Or do you want to check why it's not working?

Thanks!

Hey there,

I've been researching a little bit about it before. It looks like Sony changed completely the way to remote control in latest models, specially W series. No documentation about that. So, the only way to try to discover how it works now, is to have a W series to try with (which I do not have)
Sorry about that.

What you can do is try to discover how the new service works by yourself, so we can expand the compatibility of the App. If you are interested, I can guide you with some clues, tools and techinches I used in the past to do so.

I may open the code, I haven't even considered it but I think it's a good idea.
26th October 2013, 09:51 AM |#8  
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Hey there,

I've been researching a little bit about it before. It looks like Sony changed completely the way to remote control in latest models, specially W series. No documentation about that. So, the only way to try to discover how it works now, is to have a W series to try with (which I do not have)
Sorry about that.

What you can do is try to discover how the new service works by yourself, so we can expand the compatibility of the App. If you are interested, I can guide you with some clues, tools and techinches I used in the past to do so.

I may open the code, I haven't even considered it but I think it's a good idea.

I've been playing with our 2013 model a couple of days now, and it seems the controls still works (compatible with 2012) but the registration process is not necessary anymore...
Anyway, if you put the code somehwere, i'll try if it works somehow

thanks!
26th October 2013, 11:04 PM |#9  
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I've been playing with our 2013 model a couple of days now, and it seems the controls still works (compatible with 2012) but the registration process is not necessary anymore...
Anyway, if you put the code somehwere, i'll try if it works somehow

thanks!

Sounds good, give me a couple of days to set it up and will let you know.

In the meantime, does your device description xml look like this one? http://www.upnp-database.info/device.jsp?deviceId=662 (See Description XML tab). If so, you may want to try ScalarWebAPI service on your modes. In that xml you can get some urls that will return some valuable (or not) information that may give you some clues.

Stay tunned,

Esteban
27th October 2013, 07:36 PM |#10  
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i have Klv 32EX330
how can i to make it working with this app
27th October 2013, 07:43 PM |#11  
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i have Klv 32EX330
how can i to make it working with this app

I'm not sure you model actually supports to be remote controlled as it isn't event listed by sony as supported (see supported models above).

Does the app find your model? (be sure both are connected to the same lan)
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