Streaming Movies To Tv Wirelessly

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How do I stream my macbook content to my tv wirelessly?
    I want to stream movies from netflicks/hulu,youtube, etc to my tv wirelessly... please give me product suggestions and their links, thanks! I'm looking for something affordable.

    • ANSWER:
      Buy an apple TV (which is a little white box you can attach to your TV.
      Visit the apple website for more information
      Enjoy :)

  2. QUESTION:
    How can i steam live video from my android tablets camera to an XBMC server?
    I have an asus transformer tablet it has a front and rear facing camera. I also have xbmc running on my hdtv and I use upnp to stream movies from it. How can i stream live video from my tablets camera to the tv wirelessly?

    • ANSWER:
      Use the similar method shown here: http://community.wdc.com/t5/WD-TV-Live-Hub-Network/Streaming-videos-from-Hub-to-an-Android-tablet-Here-are-the/td-p/227538

  3. QUESTION:
    Can I wirelessly stream movies to my TV from my computer?
    I need to wirelessly stream movies from my computer to my TV which has Tiscali TV, the tiscali box has a wireless router connected to it, which is the base of my home network, is there a way to wirelessly stream movies to the wireless router and through my tiscali box so i can watch the movies that are on my computer on the TV.

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Decent TV card for your comp, and an AV sender to your TV

  4. QUESTION:
    How can i stream movies from my android tablet to my tv?
    So I have a couple of movies stored on my android tablet that I'd like to steam to my TV wirelessly. How can I go about doing this? Is there an app for doing that?

    • ANSWER:
      well, you can go to search certain video streaming tool

  5. QUESTION:
    How can you stream video from your computer to your TV - wirelessly?
    I know how to stream music/movies through the Xbox 360, but I would really like to stream flash videos I can see in my browser to my TV. Is there a way to stream what's on my laptop's screen to my PC - wirelessly?

    • ANSWER:
      go to cyberguys.com, they have the part you seek.

  6. QUESTION:
    What is the best product to stream video to a TV wirelessly?
    I am looking at options to stream video from a few sources to my television. I would like to do the following:

    Stream a movie on my computer hard drive to my TV via my receiver
    Rent Movies online (like Amazon....etc) and stream them to my TV via my receiver

    I need to use my receiver for sound coupled with the fact that I have a single HDMI input going form my receiver to my TV. Wireless preferred

    • ANSWER:
      Wireless streams right now will not produce very good picture due to the transfer rate. Right now I stream content to my tv via my xbox 360. It works really well as i can download 720P content and steam to 360 which upconverts to 1080i.

      i know it's not the answer you were looking for but a 360 or PS3 are probably your best bet...

  7. QUESTION:
    What piece of equipment can I get to play internet movies on my TV in the living room.?
    My TV is about 30 feet from my monitor. I hope there is a wireless device that will let me play internet movies on my TV wirelessly.

    • ANSWER:
      ROKU makes a device that will stream Netflix and Amazon On Demand. http://www.roku.com/roku-products?gclid=CKr35Pio0qMCFUxb2god0lj9uA

  8. QUESTION:
    How do i connect my mac to my lacie network space to to stream media?
    My pc wirelessly connects to it fine and streams my movies through my tv with it. But for some reason with the mac it connects to the network device fine and shows up in the menu, but there is no meadi available?? i have network sharing allowed on my mac but it just doesnt seem to work.... Please help?????
    I have a macbook pro 15in running mac OSx 10.6.7

    • ANSWER:
      In order to offer you adequate information, knowing what Mac you are using, model, and operating system would be most helpful.

      Because that information is not available, below is a link that I hope will get your started.

      Edit:

      "Use the Apple DVI to Video Adapter, available separately, to display content on your TV . See “Using External Video Support” on page 67" From an Apple topic search (streaming movie content from MacBook 15" to television". (Link is below in the event you need the MacBook User Guide that came with your MacBook. Assuming the link works user guide for your Mac Book is the first item. Also looks like an adapter is needed and I suppose that can be found in the store at Apple's website.

  9. QUESTION:
    Is there anyway to set up my lap top towards gaming?
    Im running on windows 8 and i was wondering if there were any settings tweaks i could do to make my laptop faster and better for gaming

    here are the specs i pulled online

    3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i7-3630QM processor

    Features a 2.4GHz processor speed with Turbo Boost up to 3.4GHz.
    Intel® Core™ i7 processor

    Features 8-way processing for ultimate smart performance. Intel® Turbo Boost Technology delivers extra performance when you need it and increased energy efficiency when you don't.
    8GB DDR3 memory

    For multitasking power.
    Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive

    Create custom DVDs and CDs.
    17.3" WLED high-definition display

    Showcases movies and games in stunning clarity.
    Intel® Wireless Display

    Wirelessly transmits streamed or downloaded movies, TV shows, music, photos and more from your laptop, network or the Internet to your TV (NETGEAR Push2TV adapter required, not included).
    1TB Serial ATA hard drive (5400 rpm)

    Offers spacious storage and fast read/write times.
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M graphics

    Feature 2GB dedicated video memory for lush images with intricate detail. HDMI output for connection to an HDTV.
    Built-in high-definition 1.0MP webcam and digital microphone

    Make it easy to video chat with family and friends.
    8-in-1 media reader

    Supports Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, SDXC, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick XC, MultiMediaCard and MultiMediaCard Plus formats.
    4 USB 3.0 ports

    Include 1 with Powershare for fast digital video, audio and data transfer.
    Intel® Centrino® Wireless 2230 LAN (802.11b/g/n)

    Connect to the Internet without wires.
    Bluetooth interface

    Easily link with other Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as a mobile phone or MP3 player.
    Built-in 10/100 Mbps Ethernet LAN

    For quick and easy wired Web connection.
    Weighs 7.2 lbs. and measures just 0.8" thin

    For portable power.
    Microsoft Windows 8 Home Edition 64-bit operating system preinstalled

    Provides a stable platform for word processing, Web navigation, gaming, media storage and more.
    Software package included

    With CyberLink Media Suite Essentials.

    • ANSWER:
      Appears to be a gaming laptop of some sort. My guess is a very expensive Dell as they still use the low end 10/100 ethernet even in some of their more expensive systems.
      You have GT 650M
      http://www.notebookcheck.net/Computer-Games-on-Laptop-Graphic-Cards.13849.0.html

      Game Booster
      used to be freeware and I think now is trialware. It shuts unused processes.
      You can uninstall software you won't use, and get a startup manager software to not start what you don't need. Defrag the HDD, add CCleaner software maybe.

      Laptop gaming never reaches the level of tower PCs, and Lenovo Y580 has GTX 660M which is a little better and was selling it cheaper than your Dell [as I guess], but, it will do what it does. Your gaming should be a little better than NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450, and below NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti.

  10. QUESTION:
    How can I stream WIRELESS movies from my PC to my TV?
    I would like to stream wirelessly movies etc from my PC to my TV without any cables getting in the way? Especially HD(high def) movies.

    • ANSWER:
      You need a router, preferably "n"
      You need also a Digital media receiver (check Linksys and Netgear)

  11. QUESTION:
    Would a NetBook be a good media center client?
    I'm thinking of investing in a few NetBooks and have them connected to each of the TVs in my house. I have a big file server that hosts a bunch of videos and music. The idea is to have the NetBooks work as clients for each TV and allow me to stream music and DVD quality movies to the TVs wirelessly (most likely through VLC or similar software). Is this feasable? Are they powerful enough to play videos smoothly?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think a NetBook would be able to play a movie smoothly. They're designed for portable web-browsing and like social networking stuff, not playing movies and audio. A slow processor, very little RAM and a dinky integrated graphics card would not be able to deliver acceptable performance.

  12. QUESTION:
    How do I get netflix movies streamed into my Tv?
    I want to get netflex streamed into my TV.I don,t have any game systems or a blue ray player.What is the easiest and cheapest way to go with this.Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Cheapest would be a Roku player. It's a little box that attaches to the tv, and can connect to your wireless network or you can connect it to your router with an ethernet cable. Price a few days ago on woot.com was for a 1st gen refurbished. The current models are 2nd gen, and price seems to be 80-130 or so based on what features you get. Amazon sells them, check there.
      I have two of the first gen Roku players, and love them. One is hard wired with an ethernet cable, the other is connected wirelessly. I watch mlb.tv and amazon streaming, netflix, and some other cool free channels on it. I love it. Also, it is super-easy to set up.

      Oh, you also could probably connect your computer to the tv and use the tv as a monitor.

  13. QUESTION:
    How can I watch movies from my laptop on my TV WIRELESSLY?
    I don't want to walk my laptop over and use a cable. I just want to stream it. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      You can't. Invent the thing, and you are all set.

  14. QUESTION:
    How can I watch online movies from my computer onto my tv?
    I want to watch my netflix online movies on my tv from my computer. Is there anyway i could do this wirelessly since the Tv and computer are in 2 different room. For the windows vista expert, can i use windows media center and my xbox360 to perform such a task. I know that watching media from my computer to my tv is possible with windows media center and xbox360 but am i able to watch online netflix movies off the internet?? Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      1- http://www.xbox.com/en-US/support/systemuse/xbox360/digitalmedia/pc.htm

      2- http://computershopper.com/howto/stream-video-from-your-pc-to-your-tv-200705

  15. QUESTION:
    How do I stream movies from my PC to my TV. I only have one PC?
    I wish to stream movies from my PC to my TV wirelessly. I only have one PC. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't understand why people say wireless is impossible! If you search on Yahoo or Google, you get quite a few of wireless products streaming video/audio from PC to TV.

      I myself use FlyImage5000 after some people's recommendations. It is nice. My PC is about 40 feet from my TV in living room. I am able to watch any movies or photos stored in my PC on the TV. I bought FlyImage5000 from
      http://www.pctotvconverter.com

  16. QUESTION:
    How do i play my movies from windows vista laptop to play onto my tv-projector wirelessly?
    i have a laptop with window vista operating system on it. i also have a xbox 360. I also have a sony projector. But I play music and movies on my laptop but i wanna stream it over to my tv-projector. Do i stream it through my xbox or does it stream straight over to the projector. Remember I wanna do it all wirelessly. I know how to to do it unwirelessly.
    please help!

    • ANSWER:
      You have to stream through the xbox. Use the xbox as a media extender and connect it to your projector. Connect it also to your home network via a wireless access point. Connect your PC to the same router/access point and you are all set.
      On your PC, set WMP11 to allow streaming.

  17. QUESTION:
    How can I connect my computer to my TV wirelessly?
    Hi,
    I need to buy a product that I can watch movies and such on my Television instead of my monitor. My computer and TV are like 10 M away and I don't have a VGA cable to connect it to that far. I know there's a product that does it. Can you please give me links? I live in Canada so any products at either tigerdirect, ncix, future shop, best buy,, or the source AKA radioshack.
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Monoprice.com has a 35' (10.7m) VGA cable for .95 USD and they ship to Canada.

      Personally I just burn stuff as divx/xvid files onto CD-RW and play them on my DVD player (not all DVD players are divx compatible).

      Doing it wirelessly is more of a problem.

      If you are happy with NTSC quality then there are plenty of wireless A/V senders available for less than 0.

      If you want VGA quality, the only way I can think of is to have a second computer at the TV and stream the video over wireless ethernet.

  18. QUESTION:
    How to stream to TV from PC or Laptop Wirelessly?
    How do I stream to TV from PC or Laptop. I know it can be done and want to know how it can be done wirelessly. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      you needs a wireless media streamer such as this.

      http://www.netgear.com/Products/Entertainment/DigitalMediaPlayers/EVA8000.aspx

      To be honest though a wireless connection may not provide the bandwidth you need especially if you are streaming movies

  19. QUESTION:
    how to watch movies on flat panel tv like the windows 7 commercials?
    i hate having to plug my computer into the tv via hdmi because it is really short and annoying. i saw on the commercial that you can watch movies wirelessly on a tv from your computer. can anyone help me here on how you do that exactly. do i need a tv tuner card? thats just popping up in my head i have no idea what that does.

    • ANSWER:
      A tv. tuner card would probably not help you in this case, as it's for making your desktop or laptop available for cable or other tv. services (basically turn it into a tv).

      What you need is a Flatscreen that's compatible with internet access, because that's how Windows 7 wirelessly streams the video. Basically, figure out a way to hook your tv up to the internet or a router or something like that.

      An example for doing this would be to use something like Apple TV. or a slingbox.

  20. QUESTION:
    How media streaming players and streaming work?
    I'm looking into buying a media player box to properly play the movies and shows I have sitting on my hard drive. I notice all the models I look at have "streaming" as a feature. I know streaming as in from a website to my computer, but how does this work with my TV and TV shows? Is it just referring to services like Netflix?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes this is confusing.

      Most of them mean 'streaming services' but others mean you can surf your PC hard drive wirelessly and play the media files it can find. Look at the WD TV Live box for example.

  21. QUESTION:
    How do I wirelessly stream .avi videos from my laptop to my Sony Bravia in another room?
    I have a Toshiba Qosmio G30 laptop with a Netgear 802.11g wireless router. In another room, I have a Sony Bravia LCD TV and am tired of burning DVD's on the laptop. Is there an adapter or device I can use to receive video wirelessly from the laptop and display the video on the TV?

    • ANSWER:
      Total Video Converter to DVD Creator is a good choice. It converts popular video formats such as AVI, MPEG, WMV, DivX, DV, VOB to DVD and burn DVD movie played on portable or home DVD player. Any video to to VCD/DVD/SVCD is even faster than real-time.
      Free download here:
      http://download.intwap.com/ Total_Video_Converter.rar softwares/.

  22. QUESTION:
    What is something I can use to play digital movies on my TV?
    I bought an external hard drive. I want to play my digital movies on my TV. I have a Panasonic Vera that won't play MP4 (the format my movies are in). I know i can just convert them but the file browser is also very clunky and unattractive. I also have an Xbox and Samsung Blu-Ray player. My Xbox wants me to format the drive before i can use it, and the blu-ray player works, but it is extremely clunks and unattractive as well, which will work for a while, but i don't play to use it in the long run. Is there something I can buy that i can plug my 1TB hard drive into that plugs into my TV and can browse files and play video other that my laptop? or maybe some device i can buy that i can put my movies onto that is designed exactly for what i described i want to do?
    'aight doug. I think i'll try that plugging into the router thing. If that doesn't work, the Roku an WDTV look awesome. but, so if i plug the harddrive into my router, how would i access the files from my TV and stream them? I have relatively new Netgear WNDR3800, along with all those devices i listed above.

    • ANSWER:
      There are a number of ways to do this. One is to use a Media Player (a hardware box, not the Windows Media Player software, although that can be made to work also with many video formats).
      The Western Digital TV player already mentioned is one with USB port to accept an external flash drive or HDD. This has features like optical digital audio out, HDMI out, and a remote control:

      http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=A5588916&dgc=ST&cid=72662&lid=1838884&acd=123098073120560

      Another very popular one is the Roku box - very highly rated with same features looks like this:

      http://www.pcrichard.com/catalog/product.jsp?modelNo=3100R&utm_medium=cse&utm_source=GoogleBase&CID=Google_PLA&CAWELAID=1492206696&catargetid=1560497233&cagpspn=pla

      There are others - just search [streaming media player] to find more (Netgear, Linksys, etc).
      I stream movies all over the house using our home Wi-Fi network and our computers to play the files (either from system HDD or external) either with Tversity media streaming software (there is a limited function free version we use, and a more comprehensive paid version), and also using a free program called PMS - Playstation Media Server, using the DLNA capability of the PS3 as a media server to stream wirelessly. It's free to download and use and is very capable and functional. So the options are huge - takes a little learning to pick the best for you... Good luck!

  23. QUESTION:
    What should I look for when buying a blue ray player?
    Just got a new TV HD 1080p etc. Want to know whats a decent Blueray player and/or what to look for.

    • ANSWER:
      Decide which of these features is important to you, and then pick a player that offers them:

      1. Streaming movies or music from the internet (Netflix, Amazon, Pandora, Slacker)
      2. Connecting the player to the internet (your home network) wirelessly so you can watch streamed content (otherwise you will have to run an ethernet cable from your network router to your player)
      3. Playing back 3D Blu-rays (though you would need a new 3D TV to take advantage of this)

      Those are the biggest differences between players right now.

  24. QUESTION:
    How can I stream my laptop onto the tv so i can watch movies etc?
    I want to be able to link my laptop with my tv in the living room. I would like to be able to do it wirelessly but if i need cables then i dont mind.
    So basically im asking what hardware and software i may need to do this and how i would go about doing it.
    Thanks in Advance !

    • ANSWER:
      One of my favourite free movie streaming websites is WatchMoviesOnline4Free.net. 100% Safe also, never had a virus or anything. Also they provide quick downloading movies and always working links!

      http://www.watchmoviesonline4free.net/

      Action, Biography, comedy, crime, drama, family, horror, kids, sci-fi, teens Movies are listed .

      http://www.watchmoviesonline4free.net/

  25. QUESTION:
    How to watch netflix movies on my tv?
    Recently purchased netflix on our laptops and i want to know is there a way i can stream it to our tv? I dont have any netflix devices to stream or hdmi cables. I have a blue ray player and a sony bravia tv with basic cable. Is there a way i can do it completely wirelessly or does it require some sort of connection device. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Unless you have an internet-connect TV that also supports the Netflix app, or your Blu-Ray play is internet-connected and supports the Netflix app, you only have two options.

      1) Buy yourself a cable to run from your laptop to your TV, and use your TV as your laptop's second monitor.

      2) Buy one of the many available streaming boxes made for exactly this purpose. Roku is probably the cheapest, and in my opinion, the best. Current generation video game consoles will also let you use Netflix.

  26. QUESTION:
    Why is it taking so long to download movies on my Apple TV?
    I recently purchased an Apple TV and every time I have tried to download a movie, it takes 6 hours for it to download. Is this the usual amount of time it takes?? My internet connection is fine, and my iTunes is up-to-date.

    • ANSWER:
      Your internet may be fine, but you said nothing about what type it is and what plan it is. Do you have a cable modem, like Cox Cable, or a fiber connection, like ATT Uverse, or DSL? And also, what speed plan are you paying for? If you have the basic plan and are only pulling speeds of 1.5 down, it could take awhile. If you have a decent plan, then you should go online and check your speed to make sure you are getting what you are paying for. So, if your paying for a 12mps plan, go to

      www.speedtest.net

      and make sure you are getting near what you are paying for. Lastly, you also did not say how you have it hooked up, wirelessly or plugged in? You will always get your best speeds plugged into the router by ethernet cable. If you are hooked up wirelessly, Apple TV supports wireless N speeds. Do you have a good wireless N router, or just a wireless G? Also, make sure you are getting a good wireless signal where the Apple TV sits, you can do this with an app on any apple or android phone, or use a laptop, or a cheap wifi finder.

      Hope this gave you some ideas to try.
      Apples website states it takes 20min to 3 hrs to download a standard movie, depending on your connection speed, HD movies will be longer. I have heard some updates make it take longer. If none of these issue are you problem, Apple has a help forum with things to try.

      But as to the other comment, buying an Xbox 360 and paying a monthly fee to be able to stream from it really isn't a solution. The question was about Apple tv.

      Good luck.

  27. QUESTION:
    Are there any good devices for streaming video from PC into TV wirelessly?
    I'd like to stream DVDs, AVIs, DivX etc wirelessly from my PC into my plasma tv

    • ANSWER:
      Best thing to get is a hacked X-box, with Media Centre loaded. Attach it to a wireless bridge and then you'll be able to stream your movies from your PC to your TV... works a treat for me :)

  28. QUESTION:
    How to get netflix from pc to tv to watch movies ?
    Have a router and broadband on windows xp , and have watched movies on pc from netflix , but want to send them to my sanyo flat screen , bought last year , is there something to plug into the back of TV to catch router signal ?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, if you have an XBox360, you can do the streaming through there. Or if you have a playstation 3, they'll send you a disk so you can do it through your PS3. Barring that, there are Blu-Ray players that do it and the much more affordable Roku media player which hooks up to your TV, accessing your Netflix account wirelessly (if you have a wireless router/modem) and displays your queue on the TV.

      I have the roku and am VERY satisfied with it.

  29. QUESTION:
    How do i Wirelessly Stream TV Shows/Movies from my Computer to a TV Set?
    Is there a cheap device that can do that?

    • ANSWER:
      If you want high def you need to try the following.

  30. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to wirelessly stream Google Play movies from Android device to HDTV?
    I have several movies bought from the Google Play store on my phone but was wondering if their was a way to watch these movies on my TV without having to get an HDMI adaptor. Or is there any router boxes similar to the Apple TV, that will let you stream your device to that instead of the actual TV?

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  31. QUESTION:
    Is ther a way to wirelessly stream my pc's video to a different tv in the house?
    I have my computer hooked to a 27" monitor in one room. I would like to stream the video to my 42" tv in the living room. That way I can watch movies or surf the web in there if I should want to. Are there any kind of hardware I could get to make this happen? Win7 64bit
    It's not a smart tv has no way of hooking Internet to it

    • ANSWER:
      Is the TV Internet enabled? Does it have an Ethernet port? If so, what does the TV manual say about streaming?

      Additional: since it is not a smart TV, you would have to add an external box. Several companies make these. Some have hard drives built in and some done. Some will also let you stream from Internet sites and some won't. I have seen ones are around 0-0.

  32. QUESTION:
    How do I hook my Apple iPop Touch into a TV?
    I would like to connect my iPod Touch running on 4.0 firmware to my TV. I would like to be able to watch the movies I have on my iPod onto my TV. Can this be done?

    • ANSWER:
      You could also get an Apple TV, which is only . With the Apple TV, you can wirelessly stream all of your music, movies, videos, photos, and more to your tv. The Apple TV also sreams YouTube, Netflix and movies and tv shows are available to rent. I just got the new one and it's great.

  33. QUESTION:
    Is there noticeable quality loss streaming?
    .mkv movie files from my computer to my PS3 using PS3 Media Server?

    I am just wondering because I want to watch movies I have on my computer on my LCD tv wirelessly and I am hoping that the quality of the movies are still the same as they are on my computer.

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  34. QUESTION:
    can i wirelessly send video from my laptop to my tv?
    i ask this question because i want to watch downloaded movies in avi, divx format, without the hassle of converting to dvd and burning them.
    I know there are a few ways of sending audio wirelessly. ie, fm transmitter, or special gadgets.

    • ANSWER:
      yes, you can

      If you have an xbox, you can use it as a media receiver - but you need to buy the wireless card.

      Or you can buy a stand-alone digital media receiver/extender (check HP, Linksys) they integrate wireless and wired and you can stream to them from any PC.

  35. QUESTION:
    How is the range of the Xbox 360 wireless n adapter?
    I am thinking about buy the xbox wireless adapter and i am wondering how good the range of it is. My xbox 360 is on the 1st floor of the house and my router is on the second floor, will this affect the connection?

    • ANSWER:
      1)Microsoft Wireless-G Xbox Adapter
      *Lightning-fast 54 Mbps delivers five times the network speed of 802.11b networks.
      *Internal and external antennae to maximize range and throughput.
      *Wirelessly play on the Xbox Live® service with anyone anywhere.
      *Connect Xbox consoles wirelessly for ultimate multiplayer gaming.
      *Enjoy wireless freedom of playing music, games, and video anywhere.
      http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-R86-00001-Wireless-G-Xbox-Adapter/dp/B0000C5FMJ/?tag=best-laptops01-20

      2)Xbox 360 Wireless Network Adapter
      Product Description
      Designed for versatility and ease, the Xbox 360 Wireless Networking Adapter enhances your Xbox 360 experience in the digital home, seamlessly synchronizing with the Xbox 360 system. The Xbox 360 Wireless Networking Adapter lets you play head-to-head wirelessly on Xbox Live, or on your home network. It is for use exclusively with the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system. wireless networking adapter is designed to attach directly to the back of your console. It streams photos and music from Microsoft Windows XP and recorded TV, movies, and videos from your Microsoft Windows XP Media Center based PC, all without the clutter of wires.
      http://www.amazon.com/Xbox-360-Wireless-Network-Adapter-Networks/dp/B000B6MLV4/?tag=best-laptops01-20

  36. QUESTION:
    What do you prefer out of the PS3 or the Wii and why?
    I personally prefer the Wii as it's really great fun and interactive.
    Thanks for any replies.

    • ANSWER:
      Both systems appeal to different markets.

      The Playstation 3 is a Blu-Ray player capable of streaming music, videos or pictures off your computer and displaying them onto your TV. It can upscale standard definition DVD's to 720 and 1080 resolutions. It is able to download movie trailers from the Playstation store. It's more than a gaming console, it has the potential (some already exhibited) to be the center of your home entertainment center. Video is output purely digital via HDMI along with audio. Audio support is up to 7.1 surround sound. The Playstation appeals more to people who enjoy high definition gaming along with surround sound audio which allows you to be fully immersed into the experience. Alot of the games released are for a more mature audience. The Playstation interfaces with the Playstation Portable. You are able to turn on, off and control your Playstation 3 with your PSP. This includes watching movies, viewing photos or listening to music. This allows you to take your PSP anywhere in the world, access the Internet wirelessly and interface with your PS3. The PS3 controller supports the ability to sense both rotational orientation and translational acceleration along all three dimensional axes so there is some feedback with the controller and interaction with games. There is a rumble enabled controller coming soon. Some versions of the PS3 support backward compatability with the huge library of PS1 and PS2 games. You are also able to install Linux and stream games that are installed onto your computer to your Playstation 3 and play them using a USB keyboard and mouse attached to it.

      The Wii on the other hand does basically one thing and one thing very well - games. It does not offer any sort of movie playback - high definition or even standard DVD's. It does not support putting video out digitally, it uses RCA or Component for video, both are analog. It outputs display at 480, it will not output at 720 or 1080 resolutions. It does not support anything more than 2 channels of audio. Most games are rated E or appeal to a younger audience with less violence, gore and language. You cannot play any music on it, stream any videos or photos to it and then onto your TV or home audio system. The Wii does not interface at all with the Nintendo DS. The Wii does support GameCube games and they have and are releasing more NES games that you can purchase and play.

      As you can see, both systems offer things the other doesn't and both have different places they will end up being used. I personally purchased a Playstation 3 for Blu-Ray movie playback. I have since enabled it as a streaming movie, music and photo player. I also enjoy some gaming on it, although I am primary a computer gamer. I purchased a Wii and while very interactive, found the experience to be fairly shallow and at times when I didn't feel like being interactive, unable to do so. I returned it. I don't have kids (more of a Wii friendly console) or an interest in the interactivity the Wii allows and don't generally find the Nintendo library unappealing. I prefer high definition movie playback, standard definition movie upscaling, 7.1 audio surround sound and 1080 resolution gaming. I'm glad you enjoy your Wii. The key to any system is to be happy with it and make sure it fits your needs/wants.

  37. QUESTION:
    What format does my video have to be to play on a Haier television?
    I want to watch a video from a flashdrive on my Haier television but it doesn't accept .avi. What format do I need?

    • ANSWER:
      Not sure which model you have, but the Haier manual I found online says you can play these formats to the USB port (see P. 21 here):

      http://image.haier.com/manual/tv/LEDTV/201110/P020111018525755526455.pdf

      • Movie:
      MPEG4:
      . avi files in accordance with Div*4. x/5. x Protocol;
      MPEG2: some mpeg files;
      MPEG1: dat and some mpeg files;
      RealVideo

      So apparently the .avi file/s you have are not the correct type for it. You can try converting to MPEG4 or MPEG 2 (MPEG2 is a standard for DVD videos). Do you have a converter on your PC? There are many free ones (I convert downloaded Flash videos to .wmv so they will play on my tablet that no longer supports .flv with RealPlayer, which has a free version, but there are many others).
      Another option if you have the ports/cables you need would be to play it from your PC/laptop to the TV, or stream it wirelessly over your home network if you have one and a media player (unless your model has Wi-Fi built in). We do this with movies at our house using a PS3 as media server.
      Or you could convert to a DVD format and burn it to a disc and play from a DVD player.
      Hope this helps - good luck!

  38. QUESTION:
    I am thinking about getting a ps3 slim when it comes out what are good features that ps3 has?
    I all ready own a Xbox 360 i think its better but i was wondering what ps3 has to offer besides that they have internet browsing and free online what else do they have.

    Also don't waste my time saying xbox sucks just answer the question

    • ANSWER:
      Well, for one thing the PS3 is a whole lot more powerful than the 360.

      In terms of hardware, the PS3 features built in bluetooth, wifi, and blu-ray disc capability, as well as the expected CD and DVD playback. It is able to handle up to 7 controllers at a time (though I only know of one game that actually uses this. =p), and uses a standard USB accessory cable for charging. Older models of the PS3 also have built in flash card readers for SD cards, Memory sticks, and Compact Flash.

      Many of its accessories are also much cheaper. For example, the PS3 uses a universal 2.5" harddrive (same as laptops). Since this technology is common and widely used, it's much cheaper. Translation: You can get a 320GB PS3 HDD for just over half the price of a 120GB 360 HDD. And since it's a regular 2.5" drive, you can buy an enclosure and use the old drive as external storage, or pop it into a laptop.

      The PS3 also supports many accessories via bluetooth. You can pair various headsets and keyboards with it, for example. It's also possible to wirelessly stream content from a media server, if you have one set up in your home.

      On the software end, you've got the already stated internet browser and free online service, as well as excellent photo viewing support, and the ability to back up most of your content to an external drive. The PS3 also features Playstation Home, an social networking application that allows you chat it up with other PS3 owners in various themed locales (such as a desert area themed after RE5), partake in game-specific events, watch trailers or interviews, play various games and challenges, and gather parties to launch right into certain games. Many games nowadays unlock special content for your avatar in Home.

      You've also got Life with Playstation, which is a light news and weather forecasting app, as well as a client for Folding@Home, an ongoing project to help researchers better understand protein molecules.

      Furthermore, on the PS Store, you'll find original games, PS1 games, and PSP games available for download, as well as hundreds of free demos, trailers, themes, and wallpapers. On the video side of the store there's the usual TV shows, movies, and other video content available in SD or HD for download or rent. Nothing too different from the Live marketplace.

      If you have a PSP, you may find the PS3's Remote Play feature to be useful as well. Remote Play allows a PSP to connect to the PS3, which opens up all sorts of options, such as the ability to use your PSP as a PS3 controller, or output PSP games to your TV.

      Continuing on, the PS3 also has trophies, a system conceptually similar to the Achievement system, though slightly different in execution. Also, unlike Achievements, all disc-based PS3 games have a platinum trophy that is unlocked by getting every single other trophy in the game, providing an extra incentive to go that extra mile to get more trophies.

      With a strong understanding of software, it is also possible to install Linux on the PS3.

      There you have it. That's most of the features I can list off the top off my head.

  39. QUESTION:
    How do I get a(n) "Location Free" on my psp? and what they mean by "Location Free"?
    Because I just bought my psp yesterday and I have no idea what that is!

    • ANSWER:
      Location Free allows you to:

      * Stream TV or movies from home over the internet to your PlayStation Portable or PC (connected to a hotspot)

      * Watch TV or movies wirelessly around the home

      In order to do so, you need a Location Free player.

  40. QUESTION:
    What kind of hp pavilion laptop should i get?
    Im loooking for a hp pavilion laptop that have theese feature and coat lest than 0-800
    And i do these stuff offen
    Webcamming, playing games, going on the internet, durable, long lasting battery like around 5-6 hours, school, project, microsoft, window 7 , etc
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I will recommend to check how the HP Pavilion dv6-3225dx there are two versions. the 15.6 " display and the 14" display. one cool feature that i love about this computer is it's finger reader. this features allows you to enter your computer by only using your finger, instead of putting your password you only pass your finger trough the finger reader located at the right-bottom corner of the device and the computer will log in. this is a great security feature, ans it has all the features that you want. and the best thing is that the price is around 8 dollars. Hope It Helps!

      it's features are: Intel® Core™ i5-460M processor
      Features a 2.53GHz processor speed with Turbo Boost up to 2.8GHz.
      Intel® Core™ i5 processor
      Features smart 4-way processing performance with a speed boost.
      Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
      Delivers extra performance when you need it and increased energy efficiency when you don't. Intel® HD graphics provide extra graphics power for your laptop when you need it.
      4GB DDR3 memory
      For multitasking power, expandable to 8GB.
      Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support
      Records up to 8.5GB of data or 4 hours of video using compatible DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL media.
      14" LED high-definition display
      With BrightView technology and 1366 x 768 resolution showcases movies and games in stunning clarity.
      Intel® Wireless Display
      Wirelessly transmits streamed or downloaded movies, TV shows, music, photos and more from your laptop, network or the Internet to your TV (NETGEAR Push2TV adapter required, not included).
      640GB Serial ATA hard drive (5400 rpm)
      Offers spacious storage and fast read/write times. ProtectSmart hard drive protection keeps your data safe.
      Built-in fingerprint reader
      Protects sensitive information.
      Intel® HD graphics
      Feature up to 1696MB total video memory for lush images. HDMI output for connection to an HDTV.
      Built-in TrueVision webcam with digital microphone
      Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends.
      5-in-1 digital media reader
      Supports Secure Digital, MultiMediaCard, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO and xD-Picture Card formats.
      2 high-speed USB 2.0 ports
      For fast digital video, audio and data transfer. One eSATA/USB combo port.
      Built-in dual-band wireless LAN (802.11a/b/g/n)
      Connect to the Internet without wires.
      Embedded 4G WiMAX mobile broadband technology
      Gives you an ultrafast mobile Internet connection. (Wireless service contract required; sold separately. Check with carrier for coverage area and availability in your area.)
      Built-in 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
      With RJ-45 connector for quick and easy wired Web connection.
      Weighs only 4.4 lbs. and measures just 1.3" thin
      For lightweight portability. Full-size, island-style keyboard for easy data entry.
      Long battery life
      Of up to 6 hours and 30 minutes to give you more time away from an outlet.
      Brushed aluminum finish
      With a stream design in argento for a stylish look.
      Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64-bit operating system preinstalled
      Provides a stable platform for word processing, Web navigation, gaming, media storage and more.
      Software package included
      With Adobe Reader and more. Microsoft Office Starter 2010 (product key card required for activation; sold separately) and 60-day trial version of Microsoft Office also included.
      ENERGY STAR qualified which means good lasting battery.

  41. QUESTION:
    how do i network my tablet , computer and tv wirelessly?
    my friend has all the mac stuff. and has all his stuff hooked up wireless. so he can use his tv as the computer screen. or run netflix through his ipad and the movie pops up on the tv kind of like the ipad is being used as a remote. if im not mistaken i think he uses mac airplay. is there something similar i can use that is android/windows?

    • ANSWER:
      Apple has some propriety apps/protocols that their devices can use to work together on a network, but you can do most of the same functions with other systems and a regular wireless network. You'll just need a wireless router that you can connect all of your devices to so that they can access the Internet. A wireless-N router would be best and would provide the longest lifespan in terms of speeds since it's the latest WiFi revision out.

      Once your iPad is connected to the WiFi you can use the Netflix app to stream movies to it, or watch Hulu, etc. Same with your TV, game console, etc.

  42. QUESTION:
    What is the real memmory of intel hd graphics in toshiba laptop?

    • ANSWER:
      PRODUCT FEATURES

      Intel® Core™ i3-2310M processor
      Features a 3MB L3 cache and 2.1GHz processor speed.
      Intel® Core™ i3 processor
      Features smart 4-way processing performance for HD quality computing. Intel® HD graphics provide extra graphics power for your laptop when you need it.
      6GB DDR3 memory
      For multitasking power, expandable to 8GB.
      Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support
      Records up to 8.5GB of data or 4 hours of video using compatible DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL media; also supports DVD-RAM.
      15.6" LED-backlit TFT-LCD high-definition widescreen display
      With 1366 x 768 resolution and TruBrite technology showcases movies and games in stunning clarity.
      Intel® Wireless Display
      Wirelessly transmits streamed or downloaded movies, TV shows, music, photos and more from your laptop, network or the Internet to your TV (NETGEAR Push2TV adapter required, not included).
      640GB Serial ATA hard drive (5400 rpm)
      Offers spacious storage and fast read/write times. Hard drive 3D impact sensor protects your data.
      Mobile Intel® HD graphics
      Feature 64-1696MB shared graphics memory for lush images. HDMI output for connection to an HDTV.
      Built-in webcam and microphone
      Make it easy to video chat with family and friends.
      Multiformat media reader
      Supports Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, SDXC, MultiMediaCard, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO and xD-Picture Card formats.
      1 USB 3.0 and 3 USB 2.0 ports
      For fast digital video, audio and data transfer.
      Built-in Intel® high-speed wireless LAN (802.11b/g/n)

  43. QUESTION:
    What are some alternatives to Apple TV?
    I've lot of music on iTunes and like to display on TV and play the music over my home theater system. I should be able to navigate to albums, artists, play lists etc easily. Extra's like viewing photos, videos is a plus. More than 160 GB of hard drive is a plus.

    • ANSWER:
      Do you have an iPod Touch or iPhone? Another Apple product worth considering is the Airport Express, which wirelessly streams music from iTunes to a remote set of speakers (you can hook it up to your home theater inputs):

      http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=colsblo04-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B0015YJOK2

      It costs under 0, and you can use your iPod Touch/iPhone as a wireless remote (with the "Remote" app) where you can browse albums with a flick and enter text searches using the virtual keyboard. Since it uses your computers iTunes and your computer's hard drive, you can easily get around the 160 GB mark.

      It won't display the track information on your TV, but it will on your "Remote".

      Sonos is another music-only system that is much more expensive, but more versatile. It handles music from not only iTunes, but internet radio, CD players, etc.

      http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=colsblo04-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B002GU5YN0

      The XBox 360 can stream iTunes if you have Connect360. You'll get games and video that way, but the interface isn't as clean as Apple TV:

      http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2007/05/stream-your-itunes-library-to-an-xbox-360.ars

      I understand the PS3 can too with the proper add-in:

      http://www.engadget.com/2009/03/23/vuze-brings-online-video-to-game-consoles-portable-media-player/

      That said, I have several of the devices I mentioned, including the Apple TV, and I think the Apple TV is a very strong choice! For music it's okay (controllable with an iPod Touch/iPhone, in ways even better than the Airport Express), but for movie rentals, TV shows, YouTube, and free Video Podcasts, there's nothing better IMO. It's rumored that there may be a new version of the device coming out soon, as well.

  44. QUESTION:
    What are the different functions of APPLE TV?
    Hi

    Im considering buying APPLE TV, but I was hoping somebody could point out some of the features of APPLE TV other than the ability to stream video content.

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Apple TV is mainly about getting content from your iOS devices or computer to your TV. As a stand alone device you can also use the iTunes store, Netflix, Hulu, Youtube, Vimeo, Podcasts, etc.

      If you have an iPhone, iPod, iPad or if you need a way to wirelessly view movies from a computer on your TV, you should consider getting one.

      For the price, it's an excellent deal.

  45. QUESTION:
    How to view movies from my Apple iPod on my Samsung TV?
    How can I watch movies etc. that are on my Apple iPod on my Samsung TV?

    • ANSWER:
      Their are two ways you can watch movies from an ipod to tv.
      1. you can buy apple composite av cable zml.
      2. you can also purchase the apple tv which you can stream netflix, youtube, play music,rent or buy movies, and you can watch your movies that you purchase as well.

      If your just looking for something simple get the 1st option and it is cheaper. Just FYI (for your information) if you buy the 1st option make sure you get an up-to-date cable that will work with your movies.

      I have the AppleTv 2 and like it very much. I don't have to worry about plugging my ipod or ipad in the tv because i can stream wirelessly.

      It's your choice! Hope this helps

  46. QUESTION:
    Can I play my tablet over the TV?
    I have a samsung galaxy tab, is there any why I can hook this up to my TV to stream movies?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Wade, LG WRman Greg here,

      It really depends on the model of the TV and the compatibility between the TV and tablet. If you own an LG 3D TV (LM-series), there's the WiDi function which will let you connect the tablet with the TV wirelessly. The new lineup for 2013 will also have a built-in mirror card that can let you connect your tablets and smartphones directly to the TV. However, if this is not the case, then you would need either a microHDMI to HDMI or a HDMI cable, and perhaps an adapter to connect the tablet to the HDMI cable that leads to your TV in order to mirror the tablet's screen.

      If you have any other electronics-related questions, visit our forum at: www.lgwrforum.com

      LG WRman Greg out!

  47. QUESTION:
    Can i wirelessly connect my laptop to my tv?
    I have a Sony laptop forgot the model but its new and i want to connect it wirelessly to my 60 inch Sony Bravia 3D tv is it possible?!!!

    • ANSWER:
      you can if all you want to do is watch movies or go to youtube. The explanation would take to long to type out but you basically need a router to connect your laptop to your network and a box like the western digital live tv. you can stream it from your laptop or pick which file to play from the wd live tv menu.

  48. QUESTION:
    I have an old television floor model. I get cable and have cox internet but I was thinking about dropping?
    The Cable part and getting Roku but I didn't know if I would need cable in order to have Roku? I also have ethernet connection in my bedroom but not in the parlor, so how would I connect Roku up? And is it worth buying Roku. I want a box that I don't need a computer because if my computer goes I would still be able to watch my Netflix. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      From the Roku seb site: http://www.roku.com/

      Roku is a little box that allows you to instantly stream tons of entertainment on your TV. Watch movies and TV shows from Netflix, Hulu Plus (coming this Fall) or Amazon VOD, listen to music on Pandora, catch the latest ballgame, and more — it's all available whenever you want it.
      No PC needed. Roku connects to your high-speed Internet connection wirelessly.

      ____
      To use Roku you MUST have a high speed Internet connection...This can be cable Internet or DSL or Satellite.

      Most cable system allow you to have an Internet only package, NO TV just Internet.
      You say you have an Ethernet connection in your bedroom, but you did not say if this is cable or DSL. It could be either. So figure out where you have Internet service of get a wireless router and Roku will work from anywhere in your home.

  49. QUESTION:
    What does the iPad 2 have that apple didnt announce or at the apple site?
    I'm getting an iPad 2 and what more info about it

    • ANSWER:
      I think Apple didn't say that besides recording HD video at 720 P it also records stereo 3.1 audio which is great.

      And also the speakers are louder than 1st generation.Apple didn't declare RAM is 512 MB. I am not sure about this but many sources have confirmed.

      Many features are added through iOS upgrade also.

      Since it's dualncore processor,so you will soon see many updates in app to optimize the performance.
      Many apps like AirVideo,Vevo have already updated to be compatible with 4.3 AirPlay.

      If you have Apple TV, you will major enhancement, because you will be able to video from any site to TV wirelessly.When old school devices like XOOM still hooked up to HDMI,iPad will be connecting wirelessly to TV and of course through HDMI too.

      Home sharing is also amazing,it's like pull music/movies/podcast from your desktop stream to home theater system wirelessly.

      But Xoom has one killer feature- you can watch flash based intrusive add banners which will pop up right in the middle of screen when you are watching your favorite video on Internet.
      iPad users cant have this luxury.

  50. QUESTION:
    Is there a way to hook my iPhone 4S up to my TV to watch streaming videos from my PC?
    I know there is an app that you can stream videos from your PC wirelessly to the iPhone...but I'm wondering if there is an adapter that let's you use your iPhone to hook it up to your TV to watch videos on there? I just want to watch my movies and TV shows that are stored on my PC in my bedroom TV, since I don't feel like lugging my PS3 back and forth lol

    • ANSWER:


streaming movies to tv wirelessly