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07-21-2011, 05:37 PM
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Streaming content from PC to TV

I'm looking to find a way to stream content from my laptop to a TV wirelessly. What is the best way to do that? I want the best quality (both audio and video).

I have Windows 7, but I don't have an Xbox 360 or PS3 (I know you can do that if you have either of these). I saw you can get either Netgear stuff or adapters like this one, but I don't know if it's legit.

Does anyone have experience with this and know what is the best method of doing so? I'm not particularly looking for the cheapest option either, but I want quality and reliability.

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if your laptop has widi(wireless display) technology you can do it by buying this adapter


How do I stream it from laptop to tv using ps3?

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if your laptop has widi(wireless display) technology you can do it by buying this adapter
Thanks. Is this the best version of this type of adapter out there?

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How do I stream it from laptop to tv using ps3?
Again, I don't know if it's legit.

http://www.joystiq.com/2009/01/12/wi...w-easy-as-pie/

http://www.psu.com/Stream-any-media-...a001896-p0.php

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I just use the Home Network on Windows 7:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...g-the-easy-way
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...edia-streaming

I have a Western Digital TV Live and a PS3...it works on both.

It's pretty simple...just join your home group and allow streaming to devices on your network (select your videos folder).
I find Blu Ray (or x264 files) can lag (as in some buffer time), but just normal quality 20-40 minute TV shows don't really lag.
If I want to play a Blu-Ray rip, I'll just copy it to my external HDD or flash drive and plug it straight in.

Not sure which option would be the best for you since you don't have any streaming device yet.

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For streaming to the PS3 I use Tversity. I've used PS3 Media Server which is alright, I've also used PlayOn which is bad ass too because it can also stream live TV and gives you access to hundreds of TV shows and movies if you add the right plugins.

PlayOn costs money the other two are free. Playon has a 14 day trial, use playonscripts.com and playonplugins.com for details on what you can get.

For 360 I hear WMP11 is the best.

For people who don't have a ps3/360 there are other options. There are some dlink/linksys/etc products if I recall correctly and maybe even WD that run as a media center for your TV and will allow you to browse Tversity etc.

Honestly with how cheap 360 is and the fact that PS3 has a bluray player, I feel both are better options.

I can't vouch for the 360 cause I had issues streaming video to it, audio worked flawlessly.

For PS3 I can vouch for both with all three media servers I recommended. PS3 is a pricey option though compared to the rest.

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After looking through all the options, I can see that wireless options aren't the most reliable out there. I could try getting a couple of HDMI cables and try running them around the room to my TV.

Or get a PS3. That's a blu-ray, gaming console and PC streaming, all-in-one.

But thanks again to you guys for helping out.

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After looking through all the options, I can see that wireless options aren't the most reliable out there. I could try getting a couple of HDMI cables and try running them around the room to my TV.

Or get a PS3. That's a blu-ray, gaming console and PC streaming, all-in-one.

But thanks again to you guys for helping out.
Honestly I have no issues with wireless being reliable at all on any of the media servers mentioned.

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