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How do I make my tv bluetooth enabled?

by gsam0788 / July 8, 2013 10:38 AM PDT

I have a LG flat-screen tv thats a few years old that I would like to be able to use wirelessly with my laptop. I just got the Microsoft surface pro and would like to be able to use my television screen to watch movies wirelessly. I have researched some bluetooth adapters but not sure which one is compatible and/or is the best deal. Thanks for any help...

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No go. Why? Bluetooth is too slow for that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 8, 2013 11:19 AM PDT

Even WiFi is a bit strained to to do this but let's hear more about this. I use a wireless HDMI to do this work. Cheaper is my setup at home with a HDMI cable to the TV.
Bob

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You can't - but
by heehee62 / July 8, 2013 3:38 PM PDT

If you just want movies, get yourself a smart tv adapter for the tv that allows for dlna like I think the roku, I think wd live, or netgear neotv max. They typically cost $100 or less. You can stream movies from your laptop via dlna that way. Be sure to get the adapter somewhere you can return it in case it doesn't do something you want (i.e. provide video thumbnails).

Sounds like that's all you need. But if you want something more than movies/photos/music (i.e. showing exactly what's on your laptop screen), you'd be better of returning your surface pro and getting something that is widi/miracast compatible. There are other options if you can't return your surface pro; but last I checked, they sucked but it's been a while since I checked.

My mom attaches her laptop with an hdmi cable to a tv screen then uses a Bluetooth keyboard/mouse - but I don't think this is the setup you're after.

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Wireless LG
by 52KID / July 9, 2013 1:30 PM PDT

Have you checked the LG website? We also have an LG TV that's a few years old, and there is a wireless dongle available for it, so that it can connect via wireless as it sounds like you wish. I don't know anything about the surface pro, but this should still work if it's available for your model.

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Think you'll find that the wireless dongle for the LG
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / July 9, 2013 9:58 PM PDT
In reply to: Wireless LG

and a lot of other TV's, was designed to connect the TV to the internet for apps like Netflix and the weather.

P

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How do I make my tv bluetooth enabled?
by claudiapelz / July 15, 2013 5:18 AM PDT

go to settings and the rest you just follow instructions...

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