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#1 Ripcord

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 10:53

I have a Samsung Ultrabook NP530U4C-S01IN and a Samsung 40 inch LED TV with no Wifi but USB ports

 

I want to connect the ultrabook to TV &  I can use the HDMI port for this 

 

My problem is I don't want to sit next to the TV and use hte ultrabook

 

I am wondering if there are any ways that I could use the ultrabook from a distance (mainly for playing games)

 

What are the optoin do I have?

 

~ Chromecast - AFAIK we can mirror only few stuffs like Chrome browser, youtube but not my screen

~ using a monitor - Don't want to invest on this

~ longer HDMI cable? - Not sure how big I could get. All i see in the stores are like 1 - 2 m or so

 

Any ideas?

 

 

 

 




#2 ZakO

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 11:04

How far away are you wanting to use it? You can get 10-15m HDMI leads cheap (longer than that and you might have problems), sounds like that would be the best option for you.



#3 OP Ripcord

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 11:07

How far away are you wanting to use it? You can get 10-15m HDMI leads cheap (longer than that and you might have problems), sounds like that would be the best option for you.

 

some 10 feet?



#4 OP Ripcord

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 11:17

also found about ChromeCast http://www.cnet.com/...ecast-features/



#5 eddman

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 11:33

What's your exact OS?

What are your computer's graphics? intel? nvidia? both?



#6 OP Ripcord

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 11:35

What's your exact OS?

What are your computer's graphics? intel? nvidia? both?

I use Windows 7 for now and planning to goto 8.1

I have both the graphics card (intel & nVidia)



#7 eddman

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 11:40

I use Windows 7 for now and planning to goto 8.1

I have both the graphics card (intel & nVidia)

If you upgrade to 8.1, you should be able to use miracast through the intel graphics. You'd also need to buy a miracast device for your TV, obviously.

 

http://www.intel.com...b/CS-034563.htm

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=qQo6fgJ6eqU

http://www.amazon.co...racast,null,326

 

EDIT: I missed the gaming part. As daryld said, there is a delay, so a wired HDMI connection might be the best choice.

EDIT2: I'm not sure but apparently a 5 GHz wi-fi miracast device should be able to handle games, bucause of its low latency compared to 2.4 GHz.



#8 daryld

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 11:42

id also have said miracast or intel widi but the fact you mentioned that you would want to play games is where this option wouldnt work there will be a delay between the button you press on your device and the move you then see on your screen,

 

as minimal as it is it def does affect gaming such as driving games and the likes id say stick with a long hdmi cable



#9 eddman

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 13:13

You know what? Maybe you could just get a wireless keyboard and mouse, connect your laptop to TV via HDMI and control it from distance. :D



#10 jordanspringer

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 13:18

Dude just buy a wireless keyboard and mouse and control it from your coffee table.



#11 OP Ripcord

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 14:20

@eddman @jordanspringer

 

Wireless mouse and keyboard of course makes a good choice :-)

 

Thanks all for your suggestions..



#12 Jason S.

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 14:22

i read last week that Chromecast is going to start supporting screen mirroring.

 

you could probably buy a Miracast/WiDi dongle for your tv, or a simple samsung wifi dongle.