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Windows 7: stream videos to tv wirelessly

23 May 2010   #1
mardav111

windows 7
 
 
stream videos to tv wirelessly

I saw on the tv commercials that you can wirelessly stream video to your tv and I just wanted to know how to do this.
I have searched the net for an answer and can`t find any info on this topic.


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23 May 2010   #2
derekimo

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Welcome mardav111,

See if this helps you out, and if you have any more questions you can post back.

Windows Media Center | Learn More | Using extenders | Help > FAQ: Wireless networks
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23 May 2010   #3
mardav111

windows 7
 
 

I know how to setup a network,but I don`t know how to setup my tv to recieve wireless signals.
If I need an extender then I MIGHT AS WELL CONNECT MY PC TO MY TV.
I am goig to get a little sarcastic hereand wonder if this is just a sales pitch for win 7,because the comercial doesn`t say anything about any other hardware needed to do this.The way I understood it was that it was just a push button thing.
If I need some other hardware then what do I need?
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23 May 2010   #4
derekimo

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Well since you already know how to set up a network I probably don't need to post this link but here it is anyway.

Windows Media Center | Learn More | Using extenders | Tutorials > Setting up a home network

There is always something to setup, so to answer your other question, no it is not just a push button thing.
That's the best answer I can give you, maybe someone else has a better one for you.
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23 May 2010   #5
mardav111

windows 7
 
 

I see now.I do need more hardware and that is the answer that I was looking for.
Thanks for your time and effort derikimo.I just wish that the commercial had made this apparent so there would not be any confusion on my part.
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23 May 2010   #6
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mardav111 View Post
I see now.I do need more hardware and that is the answer that I was looking for.
Thanks for your time and effort derikimo.I just wish that the commercial had made this apparent so there would not be any confusion on my part.

You're Welcome,
It does appear much easier in the commercial, but that can be said about alot of products.
There always seems to be "additional equiptment required" or " Your experience may vary" , of course that part is usually in fine print or almost invisible to see but that is how the market works.

Well if you need anything else feel free to come on back and ask.
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23 May 2010   #7
Icenick

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mardav111 View Post
I see now.I do need more hardware and that is the answer that I was looking for.
Thanks for your time and effort derikimo.I just wish that the commercial had made this apparent so there would not be any confusion on my part.
Im in the same situation as you, the commercial made it sound like this was a basic feature, and the main reason I got 7.
If you do need additional hardware do you mind sharing the requirements with me, as im trying to do a wireless setup as well.
Also I havent looked into it yet but I think there is a way you can do it with a Ps3 or Xbox.
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23 May 2010   #8
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Icenick View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mardav111 View Post
I see now.I do need more hardware and that is the answer that I was looking for.
Thanks for your time and effort derikimo.I just wish that the commercial had made this apparent so there would not be any confusion on my part.
Im in the same situation as you, the commercial made it sound like this was a basic feature, and the main reason I got 7.
If you do need additional hardware do you mind sharing the requirements with me, as im trying to do a wireless setup as well.
Also I havent looked into it yet but I think there is a way you can do it with a Ps3 or Xbox.
Here's a list of compatible extenders,

Windows 7 Compatibility for TV Devices: Extenders for Windows Media Center Hardware: Download Device Drivers

X Box is listed there.
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25 May 2010   #9
zay

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Now that would be a nice "invention" if your TV could actually connect to the Internet and then be able to dl media. Hmm, that might be something to drink to, lolI am sure someone some where is in their basement at this very moment trying to figure a way to implement some sort of gadget that could either connect to your TV, or it be already built in, so that it could connect to the Internet. "It lives, it lives hahahahahaha
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25 May 2010   #10
Icenick

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

You know what I just gave up with it, Im using my PS3 to watch/listen/view my video/music/pictures. The best part is that you don't need 7 to do this, my next computer will be a Mac.
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