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I've been looking for a way to transmit media to my tv.  Mostly fansubs and programmes like Hak5.  So a standard mediacenter/network would give a lot of problems with codecs and other things like mkv or ogg files. 

I'm looking for a way to essentially use the tv as a 2nd monitor, but then wireless.  I've seen some dvi wireless dongles, but i've no experience with them or know anyone who does.  Also i'm currently not running a 24/7 server and no wired network downstairs.  So i still have a lot of options, but they all are not really favourable or take more time then they give comfort.

Convert all programmes to standard avi or anything a normal mediacenter can play (lot of time and effort

Make a wired network to a downstairs pc

Make a wireless network to a downstairs pc

Buy a new tv with a network acces point

Or an option to do a wireless 2nd monitor that i havn't found.  So mostly this is a question if someone knows that kind of solution or a complete new option i'm not aware off.

The pc with the media

hd2900xt with tv out and 2*dvi

Windows vista home premium

Wired network through a router

The tv

Scart, composite and tulip connection

no console that could function for the programme trevirsty or similar

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May I suggest a couple ways:

Get an Apple TV and mod it: Costs more but easy

Get an original XBOX and mod it: Harder but total cost is about 150 (Used system plus softmod game)

    Making the XBOX wireless is trivial as well with a Wifi bridge or a powerline networking device

either way you get the desired effect.

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Even if you figure out a way to get the video wireless, don't forget you need the audio too.  :lol:

I did something like this but hard wired everything and used my TV as Monitor 2 on a dual monitor setup.

Good luck - let us know how it goes!

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That's how i normally do it when i've a little screening with more then two people (not much room for more then two to sit comfortably). I used to run 1one 15 m tulip to tulip video cable and two audio cables downstairs. But that's not really handy and pretty.

The apple tv is for widescreen only according to episode 2x10 :)

I think my best option is to find a way to secure a wireless apparatus that sparda linked though i havn't been able to find one that has one build-in.

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Is your computer near (could you run a coax from PC to) the point where the cable come into the house? then get a splitter and have 2 inputs. If you use an old VCR/DVD to convert from PC to coax then you will have your PC on every TV in the house  ;) Most VCR/DVD's have switch for channel 3 or 4 for out put and as nothing good is ever on those channels :) instant movie channel :) plus extra VCR/DVD player :)

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Is your computer near (could you run a coax from PC to) the point where the cable come into the house? then get a splitter and have 2 inputs. If you use an old VCR/DVD to convert from PC to coax then you will have your PC on every TV in the house  ;) Most VCR/DVD's have switch for channel 3 or 4 for out put and as nothing good is ever on those channels :) instant movie channel :) plus extra VCR/DVD player :)

What is wrong with PBS :-)

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Is your computer near (could you run a coax from PC to) the point where the cable come into the house? then get a splitter and have 2 inputs. If you use an old VCR/DVD to convert from PC to coax then you will have your PC on every TV in the house  ;) Most VCR/DVD's have switch for channel 3 or 4 for out put and as nothing good is ever on those channels :) instant movie channel :) plus extra VCR/DVD player :)

What is wrong with PBS :-)

I like PBS ok Nova and such, whats on your other channel? HSN? :P

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  • 5 weeks later...

Well a little update.

i borrowed a wireless transmitter from a friend. Which didn't work out that well. Something interferes a lot, but we had a leakage which meant the wardrobe and other things had to come from the wall. So after that i budded in and did my cablework. So now the only thing is to scrounge some wireless  pointer so i can use it from the lazy sofa.

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