Discussion in 'The Pub' started by madstrat, Apr 17, 2016.
What's the scoops. ..
Yeah, that is so 2012.
I want some cork sniffery conversion device.
Don't do it, get a wireless dongle for your TV.
I'm using a Wi-Di adapter, because it's also compatible with my PC.
Chromecast is also pretty good, but it won't work in my home, too much EMI/RFI.
What other options are there for those without wi-fi? Blue Ray player? Would one still need the adapter?
If you don't have Wi-Fi, what are you going to stream to your TV?, unless you have wired internet.
Blu-Ray players have HDMI ports for connecting them to your TV, and some can be streamed to.
Let's say I wanted to stream netflix, or showtime, or hbo from my p.c to my long dormant t.v. Let's say I do have wired internet ...TW. Let's say my t.v has HDMI ports but my p.c does not....only USB.
I don't mind hard wiring the tablet to the tv. Well I have to because it's an old panny plasma.
Do I have to buy a 130 dollar converter?
Chromecast won't work, because it needs a wireless connection to the internet.
Amazon Firestick might work, but I can't recall.
USB-HDMI would definitely work.
If your PC has a Wi-Di compatible wireless internet, then you could do that.
No, a usb to HDMI is probably $25 for a 20 foot cable.
Like Jonkoz says
My USB-HDMI is made for Windows & had the driver on a memory inside it.
The trouble with an Android device is getting a USB-HDMI that will work, which might be impossible.
If it can be done wirelessly, that's the way forward.
I found this on google:
I bought an adapter on ebay to run my tegra note tablet into my TV. It worked but the issue was that my tablet has a mini/micro usb and the HDMI female end of the adapter is about 6x as wide as the USB end.
(The adapter has a male mini USB on one side and a female HDMI on the other and is about 1.5" long)
so the adapter with a HDMI cable plugged into it puts alot of stress on the connector in/on the tablet and I think that if I used it a bunch it would probably hurt the tablet.
Thanks. Yeah, I haven't looked around yet, but if a cable exists with HDMI on one end and USB on the other....that should do it. I've been under the assumption that some type of converter was needed, an intermediary device, like a blue ray player, to do this. Glad to find out only the cable is necessary.