Stream laptop screen to TV?
June 23, 2012 11:21 AM   Subscribe

Wondering if I can stream the screen image from my laptop to my TV...

Gear I have:

Wireless-internet-connected Lenovo G570 laptop
Wired internet-connect Xbox 360
Wired-internet-connected Sony BDP-BX36 Blu-ray player
Belkin N300 wireless router
Sony KDL-32LL150 TV

Can I make this happen with what I have?
posted by Exchequer to Technology (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Win7...
posted by Exchequer at 11:21 AM on June 23, 2012


Do you just want to use it as a monitor or are you doing something more complicated? If it's just using it as a monitor, find the output jacks your laptop has, find a matching one on the TV, and plug it in.
posted by Ghostride The Whip at 11:31 AM on June 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


I do this using Orb, and have had great success with it. Basically, it was install Orb on computer, create account, let it scan for media. Turn on television and Wii, use Wii browser (presumably Xbox has the same functionality) to navigate to the Orb homepage, click what I want to watch, begin streaming. Once the computer's been scanned for media, this process takes me approximately thirty seconds, and it works a treat.

I'm sure that there are other ways to do this, but this is super easy and works well--even my nine year old can do it. (Dunno if ease of use is an issue for you, but there you are.)
posted by MeghanC at 11:39 AM on June 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


...aaaand I just realized that you're trying to stream the *screen*, not media. Reading comprehension fail; please disregard me entirely.
posted by MeghanC at 11:40 AM on June 23, 2012


The current setup I have already works fine for streaming media, but I'm looking to wirelessly stream my screen image (browser session and/or other apps) to my TV.

Ghostride The Whip
, much prefer a wireless method, should have made that more clear.
posted by Exchequer at 11:52 AM on June 23, 2012


Recently on AskMe. Some interesting suggestions, but in the end, the asker went with a cable.
posted by donnagirl at 12:03 PM on June 23, 2012


Widi does this. You can buy USB widi adapters and you will need a matching component on the TV side.

Here is a USB adapter
posted by wongcorgi at 12:15 PM on June 23, 2012 [3 favorites]


Sorry, did not see that you wanted to use existing hardware. Not sure of any software options, but most likely not based on what you have hooked up to your TV now.
posted by wongcorgi at 12:18 PM on June 23, 2012


Have you already read Sony's connection guide?
posted by rhizome at 1:43 PM on June 23, 2012


I have used this wireless HDMI setup at work. It works as advertised.
posted by sanka at 7:42 PM on June 23, 2012


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