Got a new Sony HX30V and tried using the "Send to computer" feature. It is able to connect to the home wi-fi and also able to detect the computer name to which it is supposed to transfer the pictures to. However, during the process of actually connecting to the computer it throws a "network error" after trying for about 30 seconds. I have Windows 8 running on my system. Any ideas how to troubleshoot this?
Erik, the only problem is that the link you provided says that Windows 8 is supported in Play Memories Home!
I have also been very frustrated with the lack of information by Sony on what the wi fi function is actually good for. Surprisingly the camera linked up with my Sony TV without me having to really do anything, but it won't acknowledge my Windows 8 tablet. I'm also disappointed that the camera requires a separate access point (ie.modem) and can't talk directly with a computer.
The camera's Wi-Fi features are actually good for wirelessly sending images to a computer and a smartphone running Android or iOS operating system. You can also indeed view images on a network-enabled TV without the use of an HDMI cable.
It seems that the issue may be caused by your wireless network. You may try moving closer to your network source as you transfer images wirelessly. Please note that barriers (ex. walls) and other wireless devices (ex. Bluetooth devices, microwave ovens) may cause interference.
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