Sony Set To Debut UWA-BR100 USB Wireless Adapter For TV’s, Blu-ray Players

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Sony is set to debut a new USB wireless LAN adapter during CES 2010, named UWA-BR100 in the USA, specifically designed for TV’s and Blu-ray disc units. We know its destined for a CES reveal because the accompanying FCC documents have listed that several items in the filing (related to the product – such as operation manual, photos, etc) remain secret until January 8th, 2010. We don’t have any pictures of the UWA-BR100, but through FCC filings we know that it will be 802.11a/b/g and 802.11n compatible.

It’s 802.11n wireless compatibility includes 20MHz and 40MHz channels, which means this wireless adapter will be able to handle up to (theoretically) 300mbps in a perfect networking scenario. Sony is also very firm that this wireless adapter will only be compatible with home entertainment products, by stating in one of the filing documents that “this device couldn’t work when it was used to connect the device to a standard laptop PC, and this equipment can only work with the TVs and Blu-ray disc players. This device will not be recognized by the Windows/Linux/other operating system of a standard PC, and that no drivers are available which would support a configuration.”

We’re not exactly sure if this device will be backwards compatible with all Sony BRAVIA televisions and Sony Blu-ray players, but using common sense (in understanding this technology) and deductive reasoning we believe it will. We also believe that the UWA-BR100 will enable every single BRAVIA television and Sony Blu-ray player with USB to have access to the upcoming Sony Online Service along with its current online offerings. Sony Insider covered the aforementioned Sony Online Service in a very extensive blog posting recently that sheds light on an amazing new digital ecosystem Sony is set to debut in 2010; it isn’t just an iTunes competitor, but much more.

One question remains, though – will the UWA-BR100 work with other non-Sony Televisions and Blu-ray players that have a USB port? Could Sony be aiming to bring the Sony Online Service to more than just its devices? It seems very unlikely, but not impossible.

This information is a Sony Insider exclusive, brought to you here first.

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DISCUSSION 19 Comments
  • tommasoted

    i'm really interested in this.

  • tommasoted

    i'm really interested in this.

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    The areticle claimed that >>It’s 802.11n wireless compatibility includes 20MHz and 40MHz channels, which means this wireless adapter will be able to handle up to (theoretically) 300mbps in a perfect networking scenario.<< Has any one tried and confirm this, it would be terrific if it could reach 90% of what claim because 300 mb is really high rate.

  • GJS001

    Was the UWA-BR100 USB Wireless Adapter actually announced at CES 2010? I can't find any mention of it. When will it be available, what is it compatible with, and what will it cost?

  • mallprincess

    I can't get this adapter on my nw Sony Bravia to work with my Belkin pre-n router.

  • philipcorp

    Is this the only wi-fi USB adaptor that will work with a wi-fi ready Bravia TV? There are other 300 Mb/s 802.11n adaptors on the market for around a quarter of the price (£75)! (I have an 802.11n D-Link router).
    It might have been more cost-effective to have bought the more upmarket Bravia with built-in Wi-fi LAN.

  • jbransby

    Where can you buy these adapters for my sony bravia 32″ tv?

  • oldnavybill

    Neither can I. Have you found a solution yet?

    • Mihaiciuca

      neither can I . I have a linksys 54gl and it seems that i can’t get it connected to the sony blu ray with the sony wifi stick br 100 . Can anybody give me some suggetstions . My email is mihaiciuca@yahoo.com

  • Keith

    Hhhm, I was having trouble with my Belkin54G router so I looked in here and saw these two comments. The device finds my router (and some neighbours too!) but it will not connect. It had me checking to see if I had the password correct (I did) but it just sits there finally coming up with “Connection Failed”. Come on Sony, whats up here? Anybody have any ideas?

  • Bill Mitchell

    I couldn't figure it out, so I took the easy way out and bought a new router (Linksys E3000). I read that you need more throughput for HD video anyway, so I took the plunge ($150 from Newegg, $200 at my local BestBuy). Everything about setting up the E3000 is automatic and it immediately recognized my Sony TV. I've been streaming NETFLIX for the last week with nary a problem.

    oldnavybill

  • Keith

    Hhhm, I was having trouble with my Belkin54G router so I looked in here and saw these two comments. The device finds my router (and some neighbours too!) but it will not connect. It had me checking to see if I had the password correct (I did) but it just sits there finally coming up with “Connection Failed”. Come on Sony, whats up here? Anybody have any ideas?

  • Bill Mitchell

    I couldn't figure it out, so I took the easy way out and bought a new router (Linksys E3000). I read that you need more throughput for HD video anyway, so I took the plunge ($150 from Newegg, $200 at my local BestBuy). Everything about setting up the E3000 is automatic and it immediately recognized my Sony TV. I've been streaming NETFLIX for the last week with nary a problem.

    oldnavybill

  • Luisalfonsotapia

    I can´t either. Does anyone know why?

  • jefferson

    Como eu adiquiro seproduto da Minha tv sony dez esa configuraçao com wireless Mas eu Quero Comprar ese Complemento Para minha tv usb lan Adaptador

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    One question remains, though – will the UWA-BR100 work with other non-Sony Televisions and Blu-ray players that have a USB port?!!

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    I’m really interested in this.

  • Hectorivera40

    I have a sony BDP S-370 and tried to use the USB UWA BR-100 stick unfortunately it prompts Valid USB undetected in the BD data jack check USB device and power off and on. No signal displyed for Internet TV?

  • Tonyantonyo

    es una verdadera verguenza que los aparatos con wifi ready no tenga incluido el dispositivo wifi, es un carpicho de sony, una verdadera lastima porque en mi tv ex740 funciona perfectamente la conexion internet ethernet.