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Topic # 187921 9-Dec-2015 22:05
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Hi

I have a Win laptop and a Samsung tablet and a Panasonic Plasma smart TV which has WiFi but no built in screen mirroring capability [the Samsung 2014 Note does]

What are the solution options to mirror/project them wireless to my TV ?


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  Reply # 1446804 9-Dec-2015 22:09
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What is the TV WiFi for?

Does the TV run apps?

Does the TV have HDMI?



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  Reply # 1448274 10-Dec-2015 16:38
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gzt: What is the TV WiFi for?

Does the TV run apps?

Does the TV have HDMI?


Thank you for the reply smile

The TV Wifi is for streaming from the Internet e.g. youtube, tvnzondemand etc
The only TV app we use is the youtube one
Yes the TV has three hdmi ports [+ 2 usb]





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  Reply # 1448578 11-Dec-2015 09:48
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I've never used one but I presume a Chromecast would work with all those devices? Maybe not for TVNZ On Demand though. You can watch that via Playstation, if you have one, or I got a little Windows box (about $200) that just plugs into the telly and makes the TV into a huge monitor.




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  Reply # 1449070 12-Dec-2015 10:20
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Chromecast for the tablet and HDMI cable for the laptop

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  Reply # 1449075 12-Dec-2015 10:30
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Chromecast for both. Use the Chrome plugin to cast from your laptop and the Chromecast app to cast from your tablet.

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  Reply # 1449083 12-Dec-2015 10:38
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If gou go chromecast get the new Chromecast, the round one.

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  Reply # 1449084 12-Dec-2015 10:46
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Check if your TV model supports Miracast. It is not a 100% solution but might be useful if it is there already.



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  Reply # 1449217 12-Dec-2015 15:37
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gzt: Check if your TV model supports Miracast. It is not a 100% solution but might be useful if it is there already.


The TV doesn't do Miracast but my wifes Samsung 2014 does

Has anyone used Chromecast 1 or 2 to project the whole user device and not just a chrome tab ?

Anyone used a Miracast dongle client or TV based ?

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  Reply # 1449227 12-Dec-2015 16:00
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xlinknz:
gzt: Check if your TV model supports Miracast. It is not a 100% solution but might be useful if it is there already.


The TV doesn't do Miracast but my wifes Samsung 2014 does

Has anyone used Chromecast 1 or 2 to project the whole user device and not just a chrome tab ?

Anyone used a Miracast dongle client or TV based ?


I have used the original Chromecast to project to the TV from my Vodafone Smart Prime phone and from our 8 inch Samsung Tab 3. My phone does a better job than the tablet (it's 2 years newer). This set up is fine for displaying your family photos, video suffered slightly but was acceptable for family videos. I wouldn't use it to project a whole movie, or projecting games as there is a delay. Ultimately it depends on the capability of the device you are projecting from.

The Chromecast has plenty of native apps, and these all work superbly. It would be my recommendation unless you want to go the whole hog and build a mini htpc as a poster above suggested.

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  Reply # 1450559 15-Dec-2015 09:21
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xlinknz:
gzt: Check if your TV model supports Miracast. It is not a 100% solution but might be useful if it is there already.


The TV doesn't do Miracast but my wifes Samsung 2014 does

Has anyone used Chromecast 1 or 2 to project the whole user device and not just a chrome tab ?


If you have AirParrot on your computer it will enable you to cast the whole desktop to a Chromecast. It costs $15 US for a single user licence.




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  Reply # 1450959 15-Dec-2015 17:07
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I've used a Microsoft miracast stick from both Win8/Win10 and from a Galaxy Tab.  Works OK for many things, but if you try and do TVNZ ondemand from the galazy to the TV then it doesn't work due to 'non-protected video path".

Wired from the laptop is best if running video - better resolution and less battery drain.




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  Reply # 1451006 15-Dec-2015 18:24
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Regs: I've used a Microsoft miracast stick from both Win8/Win10 and from a Galaxy Tab.  Works OK for many things, but if you try and do TVNZ ondemand from the galazy to the TV then it doesn't work due to 'non-protected video path".

Wired from the laptop is best if running video - better resolution and less battery drain.


That sounds promising !, how well does a game like Minecraft PC [a MS product] work with the MS miracast stick ?

What is with it not working with Win7 ?!



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