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TV dongle info

by colminton / April 22, 2014 4:31 AM PDT

I purchased a TV dongle because mine doesn't have bluetooth but the lag is terrible. Any certain brand I should check out ? Thanks

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All USB dongles should be laggy.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 22, 2014 4:04 PM PDT
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That is, unusable to say connect a game console and play video games. No brand will correct this.

The only solution I found was to use a PCI TV card. Hauppauge was one I used years ago.
bob

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by colminton / April 22, 2014 10:28 PM PDT

Thanks Bob. I am actually trying to find a dongle to pair my bluetooth headset to watch TV. The one I have is fine to listen to music but it's annoying to have the lag while watching the tube.

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I wish that was noted up front.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 23, 2014 2:45 AM PDT
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To avoid a delay we'll have to go without digitizing, packets and such. This rules out all BT and WiFi as the link.

There are headsets that take audio in and push over some other non-BT RF link. While BT audio lag should be minimal it is almost guaranteed to be there.
Bob

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