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Can I send a video from my PC to my TV?

by fdm2000 / May 26, 2015 12:26 AM PDT

I have a Samsung Smart TV (PN60E550) connected to my wi fi network with Samsung's Allshare application on both my TV and on my PC. I am able to view on the TV most video files that I have installed on my PC. But is there a way to send a video that is being viewed on the PC to the TV in real time. An example would be the last Dave Letterman show that I can access and view via Comcast's Xfinity on my PC but have no way to send it to my large screen TV.

The Letterman show I refer to on Xfinity has no way to save to file or share feature.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Frank

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That's called mirroring.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 26, 2015 12:35 AM PDT

There are no technical reasons why this isn't done. But there are legal ones. Most folk are not ready to accept the legal issues. That is, they think it's a dumb reason but Comcast and the content suppliers are very concerned about content "leaking" outside of where they want it to play.

That said I own a ChromeCast and a Wireless HDMI system.
Bob

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Can I send a video from my PC to my TV?
by fdm2000 / May 27, 2015 6:53 AM PDT

Thanks for the responses Bob and James. Will continues my search for a quick and easy process.

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I take it Allshare is not working.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 27, 2015 7:06 AM PDT
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wifi only?
by James Denison / May 26, 2015 12:57 AM PDT

If you don't mind a cable, set for dual monitors in display settings and use your computer speakers for the sound.

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Can I send a video from my PC to my TV?
by fdm2000 / May 27, 2015 10:55 PM PDT

Thanks to all responders - I have since learned that Comcast X1 entertainment platform has a beta app called Send to TV. It is designed to send whatever is displayed on a web page to the TV. I installed the app and found it is quirky and works with some web pages and not others. Would not display the full screen Letterman finale show which Comcast provided. Was able to send a YouTube version to my TV but video was very small and would not enlarge.

Frank

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chromecast
by kbennett65 / June 6, 2015 2:55 AM PDT

This is exactly what the chromecast is made for. However, not all websites can be "casted" though I do believe all the major networks can be. The only caveat I've found is some sites don't translate well to the larger TV screen, the resolution just isn't high enough for a great picture on a big screen.

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