Please help me figure out how to best stream videos to my TV
September 11, 2012 9:13 PM Subscribe
Please help me figure out the best way to stream my online content.
posted by triggerfinger to technology (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I spend a lot of time on the internet while I have the tv on in the background. I'm looking for a way to stream the videos I watch online onto a TV leaving my computer free for general net surfing or work.
Mainly what I want to do is stream BBC iplayer onto a different monitor than my computer so I can keep it on in the background. I'm now watching BBC iplayer on my laptop but I find it distracting to have my tv and internet on the same screen.
Equipment I have:
cheap DVD player
I get my Netflix and Hulu through my Wii, but US Wii machines don't have BBC iplayer. I also will occasionally watch things through Amazon/Youtube/Ted and I would really prefer to have a separate monitor for all of these things. I also would like a bigger monitor (tv size) than a tablet would provide.
What would be the best way to get this done? I don't know anything about this kind of tech stuff. I was thinking of buying another computer with a huge monitor just for watching internet stuff, but that seems like it's probably extreme. I'm hoping there is a better way than just hooking my laptop up to the tv with a cable. If possible, I would like to have the streaming content be on a device separate from my laptop.
I do not play video games so that isn't a consideration.