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Use LCD TV as HD Monitor - Wirelessly?

 10:50 am on Aug 26, 2009 (gmt 0)

Is it possible to connect my laptop (has a HDMI port and can output 19201080) to my 40" LCD TV wirelessly (with Full 19201080 showing and fast enough for gaming/watching movies on?)

Currently I have a HDMI cable running from the laptop pc to the monitor and really like browsing the net on the big screen, but it would be better if it could be done wirelessly.



 8:41 am on Aug 27, 2009 (gmt 0)

No simple, cheap USB devices exist that work well.

Quite apart from bandwidth limitations of the wireless connection, USB 2.0 isn't fast enough - at 1080p and without compression, the theoretical limit would be about 9 frames per second. So, compression will be needed and that means serious CPU power. Also, the fastest standard wi-fi link further limits bandwidth by a factor of about 5 (i.e. you're down to about 2 frames per second without compression).



 3:10 pm on Aug 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

cables > wireless


 3:22 pm on Aug 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

cables < wireless ;)

- Try using a 2.5 meter HDMI cable running from the sofa to the TV - its a pain.

I can also do wireless DLNA between the two - which is good but functionality is very limited :(


 8:57 pm on Aug 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

why don't you put the laptop next to the TV and use a windows media center remote, and if you want to game with it get some wireless xbox360 controllers.

sounds like somebody needs a HTPC.

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