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Use LCD TV as HD Monitor - Wirelessly? TravelSite msg:3978776 10:50 am on Aug 26, 2009 (gmt 0) Is it possible to connect my laptop (has a HDMI port and can output 1920×1080) to my 40" LCD TV wirelessly (with Full 1920×1080 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.
kaled msg:3979367 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).
J_RaD msg:3980053 3:10 pm on Aug 28, 2009 (gmt 0)
cables > wireless TravelSite msg:3980059 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 :(
J_RaD msg:3980287 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.