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#1 pawa

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 18:03

I used to have my PC connected directly to the TV via a usual VGA-cable. However, now that i moved the PC to another room, i cant do it that way anymore, so i am searching for a way to clone my PC-screen over to the TV over LAN.
Do i really have to use a second pc near the TV to act as a "gateway" or is there a simple solution for this?


#2 vetColin-uk

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 18:07

the alternative is to use something like a video balun that can convert a cat5 signal to VGA.

but theyre pretty expensive.

I'd probably go the PC route, myself.

#3 DigitalE

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 18:08

What do you use it for? If you just watch videos and listen to music or whatever, you'd probably be best off getting a network streaming box like a Roku or AppleTV.

Or you could get a nice long VGA cable.

#4 Crisp

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 18:12

Xbox or PS3 gets my vote.

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 18:14

http://www.maplin.co...&C=SO&U=strat15

Something like that?

#6 Dashel

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 18:17

Lots of ways to stream content to the TV. Or get a CAT5 based KVM if you need control.

#7 OP pawa

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 18:21

What do you use it for? If you just watch videos and listen to music or whatever, you'd probably be best off getting a network streaming box like a Roku or AppleTV.

Or you could get a nice long VGA cable.

Sorry, forgot to say that: I only need to transport video, no audio.
I was just looking at VGA over CAT5 solutions and I must say these seem quite expensive.
Or should I be looking for something else?

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=385122&C=SO&U=strat15

Something like that?

Something like that over wired LAN is probably what I am looking for.