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Windows 7: Am I able to stream from my PC to TV, and how????? please help!!!Hi,Hi

22 Sep 2011   #11
Peter88

Windows 7
 
 

Of course if you are not close enough to your TV, a cheap laptop? Arguably some phones now have mini HDMI, you could link up such a phone. OR is ithis a program you want to watch and does it hvae to be live? If not, record it on your PC. Then put it onto DVD or a USB flash card and watch it that way.

I hvae searched such options for a long time now, and am amazed at the absence of a simple interface. WiFi, with HDMI out, doesnt need to be much more complicated. Or even... a means of sending your PC sound and video by. say bluetooth? With a simple reciever. etc...


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22 Sep 2011   #12
puttsy

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Peter88 View Post
Of course if you are not close enough to your TV, a cheap laptop? Arguably some phones now have mini HDMI, you could link up such a phone. OR is ithis a program you want to watch and does it hvae to be live? If not, record it on your PC. Then put it onto DVD or a USB flash card and watch it that way.

I hvae searched such options for a long time now, and am amazed at the absence of a simple interface. WiFi, with HDMI out, doesnt need to be much more complicated. Or even... a means of sending your PC sound and video by. say bluetooth? With a simple reciever. etc...
There actually is such a device now!! Hopefully this interests you as well. I may lose geek cred. for this BUT, I was looking at an issue of CPU magazine the other day (They had a free subscription promo a few weeks back) and Asus just came out with such an interface. It is called the Asus WAVI and is priced around $179. It was page 34 of the October 2011 Issue of CPU magazine (Vol. 11 Iss. 10)

I don't have much else to say about it, read the article (It's free to view the magazine on the CPU mag. website)

Hope it helps!!

Also, I think Netgear had a device a year or 2 back as well, not sure on it though. Good luck!
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04 Oct 2011   #13
GRB70

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

@puttsy and all,
Sorry I wasn't able to reply back sooner:

Connecting to the TV directly with a HDMI cable, I thought would allow me to have Internet TV; since I'd be using Media Center? Perhaps, and I'm thinking I did, I misunderstand what/how Internet TV is and works? Would I be able to access local things? Are there different packages of what to watch? Will I have DVR capability? From what I gather, I don't have to have an extender, but it would be more beneficial? If so, how?

I really apologize with the sadness on this, I should of clarified.


thanks for the help,
GRB70
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05 Oct 2011   #14
Peter88

Windows 7
 
 

Hi,
Your HDMI lead only makes your TV into a monitor. You still have to 'control' your computer.
There are many different things that make up 'internet tv'. e.g. BBC iplayer, ITV on demand etc.. each has to be accessed and setup on its own. There are some programs that claim to do this, usually not very well.
Media Centre is quite poor with this stuff. In fact it is down to each provider making life difficult to acces 'their' content without doing so using their interface.
I find the wind needs to be in the right direction, with tulips in blossom and a good head for editing the registry.... (for anyone without my sense of humour I'm saying its hard)
The extenders (xbox 360) also have built in limitations. (They ARE miscrosoft afterall), they really don't like 'free' services.
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05 Oct 2011   #15
Tarka Dal

Stools
 
 
Internet TV and Video

I've been watching Intenet TV and Video here in the UK since 2008. It took very little time to sort out.
What's needed:
1 A computer with a good video card. ATI Radeon HD 3450 Graphics Card with HDMI socket or above.
2 HDMI cable. You will get the usual Blurb that a cheap one is as good as an expensive one but I have found on my 46" screen that there is colour difference and also detail difference. There was a program on TV called Gadget show that tried to say there was no difference when I could see on my TV that there is a difference. So buy what you can afford.
3 Digital TV with HDMI socket. Now If your rich you don't need the computer and the HDMI cable as you could buy one of the "Smart" TV's out there that have all the requirements built in. If not then connect your computer to the TV with the HDMI cable. Select the HDMI channel that your computer is plugged into making sure that your PC is switched on then you should get your welcome screen (or whatever it is displaying) displayed.
4 Select the best codecs and media player out ther of your choice but mine is K-lite and this also has a very good Media Player incorporated with it. It works for everything.
5 TV channels are aplenty so take your choice...

All the best
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05 Oct 2011   #16
GRB70

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

@PETER88,

I appreciate that bit of humor, I also agree with the M$ comment.

Since I'm in the states, 'BBC iplayer, ITV on demand', won't be beneficial to me, correct? And if not, are there similar american services? Other than that, I must say I don't understand the best way to accomplish what I'm asking.

@Runckle_SP1

Are you saying any media player of my choosing would allow all this? My PC and TV both have what's necessary/ however, am I correct in assuming, I would pick channels/packages, local TV included, once I'm connected?

Thanks for the help

GRB70
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06 Oct 2011   #17
Peter88

Windows 7
 
 

Hi,
Yes the BBC do put limitations on. As do US providers. I'm guessing they all try to impose geographical constraint.
But I gather that teh Beeb at least have 'listeners' all over the world. Not sure about vision.
Oddly, Mediua Centre gives you a section called Internet TV. Or Video player. It is made up of 'free' downlaods from the BBC. Though the content never seems to change.
Maybe the time is right for freemen everywhere to create a site that provides this stuff? Not piratiing exactly more.... proxy? Accessing whatIS provided and getting around the geographical issues.
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06 Oct 2011   #18
Tarka Dal

Stools
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GRB70 View Post
@PETER88,

I appreciate that bit of humor, I also agree with the M$ comment.

Since I'm in the states, 'BBC iplayer, ITV on demand', won't be beneficial to me, correct? And if not, are there similar american services? Other than that, I must say I don't understand the best way to accomplish what I'm asking.

@Runckle_SP1

Are you saying any media player of my choosing would allow all this? My PC and TV both have what's necessary/ however, am I correct in assuming, I would pick channels/packages, local TV included, once I'm connected?

Thanks for the help

GRB70

There is only one reason why they don't broadcast out side of the National borders. Revenue! How to collect it?
So we can't get all the channels we want but, the broadcasters can't hold out for much longer as demand will require them to broadcast to everyone. I love certain programs in the US but we can't get them over here in the UK or we see them an average 2-3 years later making them near useless in the realm of entertainment. Eventually all broadcasting will be on the Internet but how far that is away I don't know. As for picking and choosing channel packages at the moment? No is the answer to that but not for long. You can watch films now with channels such as lovefilm and the like.
Most Media players will play anything you would like to see although they don't all play the same type of files such as mp4,mkv, and others. If you were to use K-lite codec pack (very important components for watching most files) you will be able to watch nearly all types of files.
For streaming Video you could use the VLC player. The only thing about this is it's a bit technical and would require the assisstance of other users via the VLC forum.
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