What's the best way to stream audio or video straight to my TV?
July 5, 2010 12:34 PM Subscribe
I want to be able to stream music or video straight from my PC to my TV and stereo system. What's the best way to do this? Will a WD TV Live work, or are there other options?
posted by gchucky to Technology (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've got a Windows 7 PC in one room and my HDTV/stereo system in the other room, and I want to be able to stream any sort of media - music or video, in this case - from my PC to the stereo. Both rooms have wired Internet connectivity to maximize bandwidth, so that's not an issue. The part I'm having trouble with is how exactly to do it.
For the record, my previous solution was to run HDMI-DVI and RCA-1/8" wires from my desktop to the TV, and then to extend my desktop to use the TV as a monitor. I can't do that anymore 'cause we moved and my desktop is now much further away.
My ideal solution would be to right-click on a file and say "Send to TV" or something like that; I would rather not have to set up a full library of available titles or MP3s, but I'll slog through that if necessary.
I _think_ the WD TV Live by Western Digital will do what I want, but I'm not positive. It's got HDMI and optical outs, and that's the best I can find. Has anyone had any success doing what I want to do? Will the Asus O!Play or Roku HD work? Are there other options out there?