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how do i hook up wireless t.v. and computer?

by wolfgal / March 29, 2010 12:39 AM PDT

i have a series 6 650 plasma samsung t.v.i would love to connect to my computer.i run windows 7 on a dell inspiron 546.it says i can use a lan adapter to hook into my wireless network.should i buy the samsung adapter or buy a cable wire?is it as easy to hook up as the manual says? maybe there is a cheaper adapter to use or do i have to use the samsung lan adapter?any help would be appreciated.
thanks,rose

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how do i hook up wireless t.v. and computer?
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / March 30, 2010 1:25 PM PDT

wolfgal,

What model of TV is it?

--HDTech

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by wolfgal / March 31, 2010 12:23 PM PDT

samsung series 6 650.i boughtn it december in 08. i ordered a cable from dell with a dvi from computer to hdmi to t.v...will this work? or is wireless easier?.thank you for your help

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by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / April 1, 2010 2:01 PM PDT
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wolfgal,

If you want to connect your TV with the computer, DVI-to-HDMI will do the trick, as will a 15-Pin D-SUB monitor cable.

There is no wireless option for streaming the screen of your laptop to the television, at least from Samsung.

--HDTech

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Wireless pc to tv
by _jr_ / April 1, 2010 3:58 PM PDT
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There is a device from Toshiba, which is basically a wireless hub with video that can do wireless video to TV. The resolution does not go all the way up to 1080p though. I forgot what it is. I don't have one of those, as it is US$300.

DVI or HDMI from PC to TV and a wireless keyboard / mouse combo is a more sensible solution for now, imo.
_jr_

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by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / April 1, 2010 5:35 PM PDT
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_jr,

DVI or HDMI from PC to TV and a wireless keyboard / mouse combo is a more sensible solution for now, imo.

Agreed.

I didn't mean to come across as the technology is impossible, but I think for all practical purposes, many people think that "streaming" content means sending their desktop to the computer wirelessly, and as you noted, that takes an additional (and significant) investment to do that. It's an easy concept to misinterpret.

One retailer in particular had an ad that came out a few weeks ago showing that feature, so that's mistaken for "streaming content", at least in the traditional sense of streaming from a wireless server.

Sorry if I caused confusion.

--HDTech

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by wolfgal / April 2, 2010 10:22 AM PDT
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thank you for the input..my mind is at ease and i will stick with the cord instead of fretting how maybe wireless might be better.

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