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AlwynWellington
22-09-2009, 09:30 AM
Computer

CPU: Intel Core Duo E7200

RAM: 2.00 GB

OS: Vista Home Premium / SP2

GPU: Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT with DVI, VGA and S-video (RGB) connectors

TV
Sony LCD - connectors inlcude

s-video 4 pin mini DIN socket

composite (YRW) RCA sockets

RGB video and RW audio RCA sockets

HDMI video and audio socket

PC video (RGB) 15 pin D-sub and PC audio 3.5 mm socket

Question

I have a number of video/audio files on hard drives (copied from TV etc)
that I wish to play on the home TV in another room.

I wish the computer to continue to be available.

What is required?

linw
22-09-2009, 09:55 AM
Have a look at GBPVR for the software (www.gbpvr.com). Developed in Wellington and well supported and FREE!

I use a media extender that sits under the TV connected to the computer by ethernet. The one I use is the Popcorn Hour. Re-furbed models were available for $US100 but there don't seem to be any there now. Otherwise, the A-110 is $US215.

This may be a bit more than you were intending but have a look, anyway.

Speedy Gonzales
22-09-2009, 09:56 AM
Well you could either buy something that can take something like one of those av video senders. Or connect a cable / RCA adapter to that s-video connection

Blam
22-09-2009, 10:57 AM
Here are your options:

1) Your Sony LCD may already support DLNA, which allows you to plug the TV into ethernet and stream media from other DLNA products(you can install a program on the PC to support DLNA)

2) Get another computer, and connect it wirelessly or wired to the router and stream media from your current PC

3) Get a networked media player, such as the mediagates and stream media from that.

4) Get a media connector, such as a linksys or netgear from TradeMe

Blam