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Connecting TV to PC for streaming

by Reviresco911 / January 17, 2012 3:06 PM PST

Okay, so I know there are a ton of posts out there regarding this issue but I've tried it all and could use some help. I've searched all over the net for ways to figure it out and am at a loss.

I recently bought a Samsung 46" LED Smart TV. I'm trying to hook it up to the network for PC streaming and can't make it happen. Below is everything I've tried.

1) Using AllShare.
Everything on my TV is set as it should be. Media sharing is enabled. It is connected to the Internet via my Cisco router (wired). I downloaded the AllShare program for my PC (running Windows 7). Two issues here. First, allshare keeps crashing, getting the "this program has stopped working". This happens pretty much all of the time and I have tried uninstalling and installing multiple times with no change. Help here would be great. Secondly, when I actually can access the program, the pc won't recognize the TV and the same for the TV recognizing my PC. "No devices connected.". I have created a homegroup on my PC but no luck. I have disabled the firewall on my router as well as Windows Firewall. I'm using Avast anti-virus (free versions) and there is no firewall associated with it. Due to all the issues I gave up on allshare and tried something else.

2) Tried using PS3 Media Server.
I also have a PS3 wired to my router. Downloaded the program PS3 Media Server to my PC. All firewalls still off. PC won't recognize PS3 and PS3 won't recognize PC. Now I do run Vuse on my PC and if I drop files into Beta, I can stream from my PC onto my PS3 and watch in the TV.

3) Tried using Nero MediaHome.
Thought third time would be a charm but no such luck. Also could not detect any devices

To sum it up, nothing will recognize anything on the network. All firewalls that I'm aware of are disabled. Everything is connected to the Internet, TV and PS3 are wired and PC is wireless. I do have the wireless LAN adapter for the Samsung TV but not using it. The homegroup is password protected, but have never had anything ask for password. I'm using the Internet for all devices to set the time so there is a slight difference in each for the times, apparently they each pull from somewhere different.

So, any ideas?

Also, anyone else having issues with AllShare?

Thanks!

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