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Streaming video to my TV

by WhosGotMyName / January 23, 2012 9:15 AM PST


I wish to stream video from my PC to my TVs.

I have two TVs both which can wirelessly stream netflix (a new but cheap Visio with builtin wireless and a 4 year old Samsung connected to a Samsung Blu-ray which has an addon wireless access point).

My PC runs Windows 7 Pro.

Do I need additional hardware, or do I have all I need? What about additional software? Any suggestions on where to start?

Thank you

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Clarification Request
What video streams, precisely, do you want to stream?
by Pepe7 / January 23, 2012 11:59 PM PST

Anything else besides netflix, or do you really want the power to pass along nearly anything your PC can play to your HDTV?

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What I like to solve this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 23, 2012 11:17 AM PST
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Do I still need new hardware?
by WhosGotMyName / January 23, 2012 11:21 PM PST

Thanks Bob,These devices appear to allow older TVs which do not
have build-in WiFi and firmware to stream Netflix to do so plus do other
features.If my TVs currently have all the hardware and firmware to steam Netflix, could I not stream video without this new hardware?

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If you could, then you would have done that?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 23, 2012 11:42 PM PST

It makes me wonder why the question was asked? Maybe you could not do that and needed some solution such as the boxes or stick?

Just because it does Netflix does not mean it has some app to do much else.

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