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How to watch PC output on TV

OK - I have a Samsung PC which is connected wirelessly to my PC so I can watch downloaded content without a problem.

But I want to watch something which is live streamed on my PC screen and the only software I have (AllShare) is only designed for content which is already in a folder.

It MUST be an easy thing to do, but I can't seem to find it anywhere and time is ticked for the mighty Magpies qualification to the Champions League this afternoon

Any ideas?
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Old 06.05.2012, 12:03
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Re: How to watch PC output on TV

What i do is use a VGA cable to connect my PC to the TV.
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Old 06.05.2012, 12:04
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Re: How to watch PC output on TV

I've tried to do the same and never managed it.. DNLA servers seem to only want to 'send' files that they are rendering... i.e. I just don't see how you can 'restream' streamed content.

Best just to put a cable (vga/hdmi) between the PC and the TV and use the TV as a monitor.

PS as a very grumpy LFC fan I am full of admiration for NUFC but hope MCFC win to upset Old Red Nose.. how sad is that...
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Old 06.05.2012, 12:05
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Re: How to watch PC output on TV

without an HDMI cable or a VGA cable this is not possible...
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Old 06.05.2012, 12:07
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I've tried to do the same and never managed it.. DNLA servers seem to only want to 'send' files that they are rendering... i.e. I just don't see how you can 'restream' streamed content.

Best just to put a cable (vga/hdmi) between the PC and the TV and use the TV as a monitor.

PS as a very grumpy LFC fan I am full of admiration for NUFC but hope MCFC win to upset Old Red Nose.. how sad is that...
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without an HDMI cable or a serial cable this is not possible...
Yeah....should have specified wirelessly....

OK - cable it is then, but that feels like admitting defeat
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Old 06.05.2012, 12:11
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Yeah....should have specified wirelessly....

OK - cable it is then, but that feels like admitting defeat
No.... you are just proving yourself innovative and able to come up with solutions
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Old 06.05.2012, 17:33
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No.... you are just proving yourself innovative and able to come up with solutions
Just out of interest, whats the technical reason that downloaded files can be sent wirelessly, but live ones cannot?
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Old 06.05.2012, 21:00
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Re: How to watch PC output on TV

Just think of it as ... one part of a computer (the cpu/server) is turning the 'bits' in a file (.avi or .mkv or .mp4) into a moving image.. and one part is presenting the moving image (the monitor/client ). When you watch Youtube the effort is being done remotely, you only see the result on your monitor. When you stream a film wirelelessly to your TV your PC is doing all the work and the TV is just showing the result.

So when your browser asks Youtube to show you a video. a remote computer sends the image information to the client (your browser on your PC) and your browser isn't capable of relaying the information to a second client.

Sooner or later somebody is going to build a relay capability into a client/browser.. but for for now such a thing doesn't seem to exist.
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Old 06.05.2012, 21:28
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OK - I have a Samsung PC which is connected wirelessly to my PC so I can watch downloaded content without a problem.

But I want to watch something which is live streamed on my PC screen and the only software I have (AllShare) is only designed for content which is already in a folder.

It MUST be an easy thing to do, but I can't seem to find it anywhere and time is ticked for the mighty Magpies qualification to the Champions League this afternoon

Any ideas?
I find myself in a similar position, playing around with WLAN connectivity with a newly purchased Samsung Smart TV.
Having forked out 90 chufs for the Samsung wireless adapter, I'm connected with my wifi router for Samsung apps (unfortunately no browser capability) without problem, but have yet to set up a pairing with my laptop (also Samsung) for viewing of media files (All Share).

My laptop has discovered the TV (Device and Printers>Add Device), as a UPnP device, and can also detect it separately under Bluetooth(?), but when I try to send, my laptop then only gives my phone as a recipient option.
It has however discovered my daughter's laptop, who wasn't attempting a connection.

..... and HDMI cable seems to be the only option for live streaming, without browser capabilities.
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I find myself in a similar position, playing around with WLAN connectivity with a newly purchased Samsung Smart TV.
Having forked out 90 chufs for the Samsung wireless adapter, I'm connected with my wifi router for Samsung apps (unfortunately no browser capability) without problem, but have yet to set up a pairing with my laptop (also Samsung) for viewing of media files (All Share).

My laptop has discovered the TV (Device and Printers>Add Device), as a UPnP device, and can also detect it separately under Bluetooth(?), but when I try to send, my laptop then only gives my phone as a recipient option.
It has however discovered my daughter's laptop, who wasn't attempting a connection.

..... and HDMI cable seems to be the only option for live streaming, without browser capabilities.
It was pretty painless for me I think - i ran the Allshare wizard from the PC and it found it but you need to connect the TV to the wireless network you use at home using the IP address.

Viewing is incredibly simple too - don't need to go through Allshare, just right click on the file and it should have an option "play to" which sends it
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Re: How to watch PC output on TV

As the other way is possible, streaming TV screen to a Galaxy Tab, I am sure the other way should not be a (unsolvable) problem.

Linux:
http://realmike.org/blog/2011/02/09/...a-on-gnulinux/

Windows:
http://alenblog.wordpress.com/2011/0...n-tv-via-dlna/
or
http://alenblog.wordpress.com/2011/0...or-samsung-tv/
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Re: How to watch PC output on TV

The OP doesnt want to stream a file.. he wants to stream a stream
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Re: How to watch PC output on TV

many options

Google.COM search this

pc to tv wireless

Essentially whatever is on your PC screen will be repeated on your TV with a delay of a couple of seconds. Stay away from WiDi system as that is for a laptop with some built in hardware.
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Re: How to watch PC output on TV

This product seems ideal for the job and has good reviews. Unsure if available in CH.

http://reviews.bestbuy.com/3545/1367...ws/reviews.htm
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Re: How to watch PC output on TV

your samsung tv should already have plenty of applications for streaming internet content (i.e. vimeo and you tube). Additionally you can make an investment into a media center pc, but that is an expensive and long road.

I think that Plex or Playon would enable you to stream more "channels" online but this depends heavily on where the stream is coming from. You won't be able to watch hulu in Switzerland, for example.

If you are looking to stream holywood movies from a suspect website then your best bet here is to download them via bittorrent and stream them to your tv, or go the honest route and rent them.

If you are looking to stream live sports (as you indicated above) from a website then you may as well give up trying. As other people have already written; streaming live content to your TV is not really feasible at the moment.
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Re: How to watch PC output on TV

in response to TiMow's comment ...

your tv will always look for and will attempt to connect to any computer with sharing enabled. The media server then needs to be serving the respective data to the TV. It sounds like you are trying to use the "send to" option in windows to get it on the TV.

You can do it as follows.

1) Make sure that both the TV and the computer are both connected to the same network.
2) Install a media server on the computer. I have heard that Allshare is not very good so I use Mezzmo. Alternatively Windows Media Server is ok --Mac is train station to me.
3) Open up the media server and add in your "watch folders" to the library. This way it will always index new content.
4) Make sure the media server service is running and then look for the device settings to see if you need to add the Samsung TV. In Windows Media you do not need to but in Mezzmo you do.
5) Go to your TV and see if you receive a connection prompt from your laptop.
6) start the "Smart TV" application and either click on AllShare or on "Videos"

You should now be able to browse your media files in a folder view.

!! unless your computer is very close to the tv don't even bother unless you have a wireless N router. B is simply too slow for movies, but will be fine for pictures and some music.

The samsung TV's also have USB connections so you can also load up an external hard drive and connect that to the TV.
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Re: How to watch PC output on TV

On my present setup at home, I am able to stream media content from my HTC Evo and/or my Laptop to TV wirelessly through my DLNA enabled Western Digital media player, But that is for Media Content only. Will not restream, will not output my desktop to TV.

This interesting device from Pearl.ch can do more than this, including beaming your desktop to TV wirelessly or so the google translation tells me. Might be the solution for caviarchips' problem.

Has anyone seen/already own this device? can do a better translation? I would be interested to get one myself if it can beam my Desktop to TV wirelessly.
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