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Stream laptop screen to TV wirelessly?

Discussion in 'Network Video Streamers' started by chelttown, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. chelttown

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    Hi,

    Is it possible to steam the display of a laptop or PC to a TV wirelessly. I know that you can stream videos and mp3s, but is it possible to stream the actual display?

    Any help on this would be great,

    Cheers.
     
  2. madmonk3y

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    I've never heard of anything that does this, but then again I'm not the fountain of all knowledge. I would personally err on the side of "not possible"

    Ignore the above check the links. Seems there is such a thing, but you have to buy kit.
     
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  3. chelttown

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    Thanks for the reply :) I was already aware of kit like that, unfortunately it is not what I am looking for.

    What I am really looking for is software to convert the display to a video that could then be streamed, with as little lag as possible. Having to plug the laptop into something defeats the object of being truly wireless.

    Cheers.
     
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    Anyone wanting to stream from laptop/PC to TV needs to have a look at SLINGBOX. For around £150 (PC World, UK) or slingbox site for USA ($199). It does exactly what it says on the tin . . .
     
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    Well those reviews look a little too critical.

    I've just tried it and think it's got potential

    Hardware used

    WDTV Live upnp client

    Server
    Athlon XP-M 100mbps This failed the athlon wasn't up to the task of transcoding

    My laptop over wifi. Much better results but the CPU was *just* coping 80% utilization with chrome and youtube. What let me down was the network utilization of 40% over wifi (asking for trouble)

    So if you're going to do this make sure your server has the grunt.

    I'm going to try it on overclocked dual/quad machines wired (100mbps LAN) very optimistic about this as my laptop didn't do too badly at all.

    I'll report back later
     

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