Digital Spy

Search Digital Spy
 

DS Forums

 
 

Wirelessly Share laptop screen on TV - help


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 20-03-2013, 13:26
purplegoldfish
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 293

Hi All

You lot have been very helpful in the past, so thought I'd ask you again if you could point me in the right direction.

I would like to have my laptop screen mirrored on the TV wirelessly, so I have the same situation as if I were using the HDMI connection. I have an LG TV (47LM620T) and a Samsung Laptop (NP300E5C-A05UK), the set up I have is the TV is connected to my Sky router via a ethernet cable and the laptop is connected via WiFi.

I previously posted this in the PC forum and someone suggested I buy a wireless dongle for the TV to connect via WiDi, I bought the dongle but it would seem my laptop isn't WiDi compatible.

Any help/advise much appreciated.


Carl
purplegoldfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Please sign in or register to remove this advertisement.
Old 20-03-2013, 13:33
niall campbell
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 6,945
Hi All

You lot have been very helpful in the past, so thought I'd ask you again if you could point me in the right direction.

I would like to have my laptop screen mirrored on the TV wirelessly, so I have the same situation as if I were using the HDMI connection. I have an LG TV (47LM620T) and a Samsung Laptop (NP300E5C-A05UK), the set up I have is the TV is connected to my Sky router via a ethernet cable and the laptop is connected via WiFi.

I previously posted this in the PC forum and someone suggested I buy a wireless dongle for the TV to connect via WiDi, I bought the dongle but it would seem my laptop isn't WiDi compatible.

Any help/advise much appreciated.


Carl
run a CAT 6 cable from router to back of tv.. You just need one cable

then you buy a switch so TV , sky box etc will all access the internet .

then you buy patch cables for tv and sky box to connect to switch

Switch http://www.amazon.co.uk/Netgear-Pros...3786279&sr=8-3

10 metre cable http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cat6-10m-Gig...3786343&sr=8-3

2 metre CAT 6
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Shielded-Net...3786410&sr=8-1
niall campbell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-03-2013, 13:40
purplegoldfish
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 293
run a CAT 6 cable from router to back of tv.. You just need one cable

then you buy a switch so TV , sky box etc will all access the internet .

then you buy patch cables for tv and sky box to connect to switch

Switch http://www.amazon.co.uk/Netgear-Pros...3786279&sr=8-3

10 metre cable http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cat6-10m-Gig...3786343&sr=8-3

2 metre CAT 6
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Shielded-Net...3786410&sr=8-1

Currently the TV and Sky are connected to the Sky router via an ethernet cable. Is this the same thing? Sorry If I am sounding silly, but I genuinely don't know.
purplegoldfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-03-2013, 14:14
misar
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 262
run a CAT 6 cable from router to back of tv.. You just need one cable

then you buy a switch so TV , sky box etc will all access the internet .

then you buy patch cables for tv and sky box to connect to switch

Switch http://www.amazon.co.uk/Netgear-Pros...3786279&sr=8-3

10 metre cable http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cat6-10m-Gig...3786343&sr=8-3

2 metre CAT 6
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Shielded-Net...3786410&sr=8-1
Can you explain how this will enable the OP to have their laptop screen mirrored on the TV - by wireless or otherwise.
misar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-03-2013, 14:15
grahamlthompson
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Redditch Worcs
Posts: 15,758
Baffled, how can the OP display his laptop screen on his TV, even if both are connected to his network ?

If he has a dlna server on his laptop, he may be able to play back content on his laptop to a smart TV, there's no way I know of to create a mirror of his desktop other than a direct connection like hdmi.
grahamlthompson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-03-2013, 14:42
purplegoldfish
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 293
Baffled, how can the OP display his laptop screen on his TV, even if both are connected to his network ?

If he has a dlna server on his laptop, he may be able to play back content on his laptop to a smart TV, there's no way I know of to create a mirror of his desktop other than a direct connection like hdmi.
I have DLNA connection on both Laptop and Mobile and I am able to play back files etc, but I wanted to be able to mirror what I am doing on the laptop. WiDi looks perfect but doesn't seems as though I can have it on my laptop
purplegoldfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-03-2013, 14:50
grahamlthompson
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Redditch Worcs
Posts: 15,758
I have DLNA connection on both Laptop and Mobile and I am able to play back files etc, but I wanted to be able to mirror what I am doing on the laptop. WiDi looks perfect but doesn't seems as though I can have it on my laptop
The TV also needs to be compatible or capable of supporting an add on.

http://www.networkworld.com/communit...rtv-connection
grahamlthompson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-03-2013, 15:10
purplegoldfish
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 293
The TV also needs to be compatible or capable of supporting an add on.

http://www.networkworld.com/communit...rtv-connection
The TV has WiDi.
purplegoldfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-03-2013, 19:35
Chris Frost
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Cheshire
Posts: 4,711
Seems to me like this, from your opening post, is the root of the problem
<SNIP>it would seem my laptop isn't WiDi compatible
The processor in the laptop needs to be either an Intel Core i5- or Core i7 with the Visibly Smart architecture. i.e. a top-of-the-range processor rather than the cheaper Core i5.

Nothing.... no dongles... no wiring.... no software... and no tweaks... nothing at all is going to change the fact that a chip without the Visibly Smart architecture isn't going to do this kind of screen sharing. It hardware reliant. End of story. Buy a better laptop or buy a wireless keyboard with mousepad and stick the laptop under the TV. Seems like the simple answer to me.

My family and I use one of these to control the media PC in the livingroom. We can do everything you'd do with a laptop and keyboard. Simples
Chris Frost is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 
Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 00:08.