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Help with connecting laptop and computer

Discussion in 'Computers' started by cape, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. cape

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    Hi,

    I have a Toshiba 40" 1080p 120HzLED-LCD HDTV 40UL605U w, a Belkin NWireless Router (F5D8236-4) and an HPPavilion dv6748 us Laptop.

    Can I display my laptop to my TV using only the router? The TV is wi-fi capable.


    Thanks in advance for the help
     
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    What are you trying to do?


    If the TV has home media features, like showing photos from your computer, that should work. If the TV has internet applications, like Pandora or Netflix, that will work over wifi. But if you want to play, say a TV show from Hulu on your computer to watch on your TV, I think you need a direct video connection between laptop and TV.


    There are other things that will pull media wirelessly from a PC to a TV, like an Xbox or AppleTV or Tivo. Maybe your TV has features to do this? But generally, with just a TV and a computer, I think you need a direct video connection to play video.
     
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    Thanks Dave,

    Yeah, My intention was to stream hulu or open this forum from my laptop and have it displayed on my TV.

    How can you do it with an xbox though?
     
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    I don't know the details, but an xbox 360 can stream media from a computer running windows media center. I stream music from a Mac to an xbox; it works well and was easy. But I've done anything with video. But I don't know that it can display web browsing from a remote computer. Or, if you're using a laptop, you can buy a $10 video cable from monoprice.com, and ug it into you tv directly. That's what I do for my infrequent need to watch a hulu show on tv.
     

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