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  • Started 5 years ago by blue8817
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blue8817
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Hi, not sure if this is possible or not but would i be able to connect my laptop to my tv over my home network?? ie without a cable running from the computer straight to the telly.... cheers

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ScottW
ScottW
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It would probably help if you could describe what you are trying to accomplish. Do you want to view pictures and videos, and listen to music from the PC on the TV? For that, you could use a Media Extender. If you want to play a game and have the output go to the TV, you should move the PC into the room with the TV.

You can't send the video output from the PC over a network without additional hardware. You would need a box at both ends to convert the signal for network transmission. I don't even know of such a system. Tell us more and we can make better suggestions.

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blue8817
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I'm trying to set it up so that I can see everything on a tv in another room just has i would if i was sitting in front of the computer therefore a media extender isn't really what i need.

I know there must be some way of doing this since at work we have the output from one computer shown on several tv's around the building and the signal is coming via ethanet cable

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ScottW
ScottW
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Well, that's exactly what you said you wanted to do, I just wasn't sure I heard it right. Video over ethernet is a niche application, but it's out there. Most building-wide TV signals are carried over coax, but that doesn't mean they have to be. Still, I'm not aware of a TV with an ethernet input that accepts a Video over Ethernet signal. But then, a few hours ago I didn't know where to find the little black boxes I suggested would be needed to do this job and now I do. Seek and ye shall find, especially with a good search engine. These links should get you started in the right direction:
http://www.svideo.com/videobalun1.html
http://www.svideo.com/avbalun12.html
http://www.avforums.com/forums.....p?t=709419

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