Wireless VGA Adapter?

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Mitch G, Jul 21, 2005.

  1. Mitch G

    Mitch G Agent

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    I did some searches but didn't find anything. So, here's what I would like to do:

    I have a laptop in the "home theater" room that various family members use to surf and play games while others are watching TV or something.
    Well, I would like to be able to connect it to the TV (which has a VGA input port) but I don't want to run a cable from the TV to couch.

    So, I'm wondering if there is a peer-to-peer wireless device that allows a computer VGA port to talk to a TV/Monitor VGA port wirelessly.

    I guess what I'm picturing is something that plugs into the TV's VGA port and acts as a receiver. And a small (key word, there) transmitter that plugs into the laptop's monitor port.

    Is there anything like that out there?

    Thanks,


    Mitch
     
  2. Keith Outhouse

    Keith Outhouse Stunt Coordinator

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    google wireless vga extender. True VGA extenders are pricey at $700+. If just for gaming the cheaper solutions might work. They downconvert the VGA to composite or s-video.
     
  3. Mitch G

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    Thanks. Did that and found that they are definitely more expensive than I was expecting.
    Oh well, maybe I'll just run a cable and use the TV for special occasions.

    Thanks for the help,


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  4. Mike LS

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    This may be junk, but for the price it might be worth a try. You could always return it if it's no good.

    The transmitter isn't really small though, but it would beat a bulky wire running across the floor.
     
  5. Mitch G

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    Yeah, I saw that one. It might make into the house. But, as you said it's not exactly small.


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  6. Mike LS

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    It might work if you've got a place you can put the transmitter and not move it. It would be a pain in the butt if you move the laptop around alot.
     

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