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#1 PHiZZy

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 20:20

Looking at buying one of these / similar; to hook my laptop upto my TV so I can get shot of my expensive tv package.

http://intrl.startec...-Audio~USB2HDMI

Does anyone have any recommendations on which of these things are best?

Or see any problems I might be missing, my laptop is a Dell Precision M4300 (no hdmi port) and my HD Panny doesn't have vga/dvi ports.

Thanks in advance!


#2 srbeen

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 20:32

For the price, I'd suggest another laptop with built-in HDMI from a classified website you can dedicate to a TV-laptop/server, or a $40 Raspberry Pi running XBMC with some xbmchub plugins (free cable, hulu, netflix, along with many other gems).

I don't see any mention of audio over HDMi with this, for $110 thats a major deal breaker. Maybe it does and I just don't see it. Most laptops will output 5.1 from their onboard HDMI out. I don't know your set, but I had a sony set that only took audio source via HDMI or toslink. Wouldn't accept RCA/coax/stereo jack in along with the HDMI video. If you are only doing web streaming most audio is just stereo anyway so maybe not a problem, or you can use your laptop speakers/external computer.

Heres one thats less than half the price shipped http://dx.com/p/usb-...y-adapter-81578