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Topic # 113133 7-Jan-2013 17:23
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My old setup had TV next to computer desk. 

HDMI cables from xbox & bluray player direct to TV (it only has two ports). When I wanted to watch something off my computer I plugged HDMI into back of TV. 

Now my tv and computer desk are on opposite sides of the room. 

A HDMI cable from PC to TV would have to be silly long - is there a better way?? 

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  Reply # 741197 7-Jan-2013 17:52
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I'm guessing based on the post you're not aware of wireless HDMI extenders. One of these would obviously be the only solution since it seems you don't want to run a cable.


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  Reply # 741218 7-Jan-2013 19:08
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If your TV AND your Laptop are on the same network (wired or wifi) you may be able to stream video / audio to the TV from the laptop using DLNA.

Google DLNA... :)

No wires may be required if this is the case

A TV model number might help for detailed steps...




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  Reply # 741244 7-Jan-2013 19:28
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Under $300 for a 4-way Belkin wireless HDMI sender (4 in - 1 out).
Easypeasy :-)

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  Reply # 741319 7-Jan-2013 22:18
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Now my tv and computer desk are on opposite sides of the room. 

A HDMI cable from PC to TV would have to be silly long - is there a better way??


So how big is the room?
How silly long are you thinking?
What about a 5m cable? Should be long enough for most rooms.
I run a media player by the Tv connected via wired network to 2 PCs in another room.
My Blu Ray connects to them via wireless.

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  Reply # 741364 8-Jan-2013 06:56
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If they're in the same room then run a cable.

Cheap and no issues with transmission.

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  Reply # 741371 8-Jan-2013 08:07
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What model is your TV?

Do you have WIFI?

Do you have a network outlet by the TV?

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  Reply # 741590 8-Jan-2013 13:23

Check the Dick Smith website, they have a 24hr online only "Managers Special" at the moment.

5 metre HDMI cable $9.98

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