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Connecting a non smart tv to internet/home network?


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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   Black_Blade

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Posted January 20 2014 - 07:03 AM

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 of 4 OFFLINE   schan1269

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Posted January 20 2014 - 08:58 AM

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 of 4 OFFLINE   Keith Plucker

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Posted January 20 2014 - 09:37 AM

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 of 4 OFFLINE   Stephen_J_H

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Posted January 20 2014 - 11:09 AM

Chromecast seems to be the way to go here.


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