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Topic # 239359 13-Jul-2018 14:37
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So I'm not sure what category to put this in but here's what I have.

 

  • Windows Based PC (Windows 10)
  • Samsung Smart TV in different room (No VGA or DVI cable)
  • Both devices connected via Ethernet 

I want to play videos from my PC onto my TV. 

 

I also want to play TV streaming from PC onto TV via web browser.  I use  dns4me and watch Aussie content so can't use Smart TV apps for local channels.

 

What's the cheapest way to do this?

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2055795 13-Jul-2018 14:40
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have you looked into using a chromecast?


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  Reply # 2055800 13-Jul-2018 14:42
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Chromecast




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  Reply # 2055802 13-Jul-2018 14:42
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dryburn:

 

have you looked into using a chromecast?

 

 

No, what exactly is it? I've heard of it but don't really understand it.


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  Reply # 2055804 13-Jul-2018 14:45
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Sounds like you should just connect the PC to the TV via HDMI. 

 

 

 

You could also look at using Plex to serve your media from your PC to you TV (and a myriad of other devices). https://www.plex.tv/

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 2055811 13-Jul-2018 14:51
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herbthedragon:

 

Sounds like you should just connect the PC to the TV via HDMI. 

 

 

 

You could also look at using Plex to serve your media from your PC to you TV (and a myriad of other devices). https://www.plex.tv/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An HDMI cable across the floor isn't ideal.

 

Plex does not work for living steaming TV content off a browser.

 

 

 

Besides plex is lagy and rubbish

 

 


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  Reply # 2055817 13-Jul-2018 14:59
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Kodi on the PC with Upnp enabled (native to tv media player and no recoding - not on by default)

Chromecast for everything else. It's a device that captures 'send to screen' apps, data and Chrome browser tabs and shoves it out the hdmi

Also able to do on-demand Android apps (and Netflix and so on)

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  Reply # 2055818 13-Jul-2018 15:02
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Oblivian: Kodi on the PC with Upnp enabled (native to tv media player and no recoding - not on by default)

Chromecast for everything else. It's a device that captures 'send to screen' apps, data and Chrome browser tabs and shoves it out the hdmi

Also able to do on-demand Android apps (and Netflix and so on)

 

 

 

Plex can also run as a DLNA server. 


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  Reply # 2055860 13-Jul-2018 15:08
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herbthedragon:

 

Oblivian: Kodi on the PC with Upnp enabled (native to tv media player and no recoding - not on by default)

Chromecast for everything else. It's a device that captures 'send to screen' apps, data and Chrome browser tabs and shoves it out the hdmi

Also able to do on-demand Android apps (and Netflix and so on)

 

 

 

Plex can also run as a DLNA server. 

 

 

He already discounted that faster than finding out what a chromecast did...


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  Reply # 2055861 13-Jul-2018 15:10
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kiwis:

herbthedragon:


Sounds like you should just connect the PC to the TV via HDMI. 


 


You could also look at using Plex to serve your media from your PC to you TV (and a myriad of other devices). https://www.plex.tv/


 


 



 


An HDMI cable across the floor isn't ideal.


Plex does not work for living steaming TV content off a browser.


 


Besides plex is lagy and rubbish


 



No it really isn't it is awesome and fast I have had 10 people at once in the past streaming off my plex server over the internet, before that I used its dlna features off my pc to my Xbox locally and it worked perfectly but you could try emby if you want an alternative.

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  Reply # 2055862 13-Jul-2018 15:15
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Oblivian:

 

He already discounted that faster than finding out what a chromecast did...

 

 

 

 

Heh, yeah well ... it's there for others that may take an interest in the thread. 


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  Reply # 2055876 13-Jul-2018 15:53
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Emby does have some kind of casting thing. Never used it though.





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  Reply # 2055971 13-Jul-2018 20:30
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Casting my vote for plex - been using it for all home media plus a chromecast for any streaming needs that the smart tv can’t provide.




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  Reply # 2055983 13-Jul-2018 21:09
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What’s the best value chrome cast around? Have 46inch TV

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  Reply # 2056002 13-Jul-2018 22:22
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wireless HDMI then? Plenty on aliexpress, the 60GHz ones have no lag and look good, just need good line of sight.





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