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Connecting a non smart tv to internet/home network?

Discussion in 'Streaming and Digital Media' started by Black_Blade, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. Black_Blade

    Black_Blade New Member

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    I am just wondering if its possible to connect my led tv to the internet so that I would be able to utilize the bigger screen. The only way I do it now is by connecting a short VGA cable I have from my laptop to my tv. Just wondering if there is a way to do this wirelessly thru the usb or hdmi connector? My cheapo laptop only has a vga and usb connection though. My tv is an LG 47LV3500 (not a smart tv). Googled it and all can see is write ups about how to connect internet ready tv's, which would be a no brainer if I had one of those...lol. Any helpful info would be much appreciated.
     
  2. schan1269

    schan1269 HTF Expert
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    Netgear PTV(but your laptop probably isn't compatible)Chromecast No idea until you tell us your operation system. Might be less expensive to replace your laptop.
     
  3. Keith Plucker

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    It would probably be easier and cheaper to use a wireless keyboard and mouse, leaving the laptop near the TV, rather than trying to transmit the video signal wirelessly.

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  4. Stephen_J_H

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    Chromecast seems to be the way to go here.
     

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