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I always keep my Samsung Series 7 laptop connected to my LG 55LW5700 television through an HDMI cable. I would like to get rid of the cable and project my laptop's screen wirelessly on the television.

The only option I have found is to buy an Intel WiDi receiver for my television. Is there a better/cheaper way?

As for the Wireless Display receivers, which would be the best one? My choices are:

1. Netgear PTV1000 - $34 - Cheapest option but can only project resolution upto 720p. Will this make a big difference when watching 1080p movies from my laptop?

2. Netgear PUSH2TV HD PTV2000 - $92 - Expensive but latest gen and capable of displaying 1080p

3. Belkin Screencast TV adapter - $60 - Can display 1080p but seems not as well reviewed as the Netgear on Amazon

At the moment I am thinking of going with the Belkin one as it is cheap and can display 1080p. There doesn't seem to be much discussion on AVSforum on these devices. Anyone have any opinions on what would be my best option?
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I have the same issue.
What did you buy in the end?
How did you solve your problem?
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I considered the option but it seems like if I transmit a 1920×1080 3D movie over wireless it won't look near as good. It doesn't with high quality RCA cables. Just got a 25 foot Monoprice HDMI that is only visible coming out the AVR for 2 feet then another foot where I plug in.

Does the info show it as 1920×1080 with no lag? Also when I did it that way every time I had to pause or wanted to FF or RW I had to start the movie from the beginning again
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Does the info show it as 1920×1080 with no lag?
Apologies, I don't understand your question.

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Also when I did it that way ...
Which way? With which device?

My problem is that I wish to watch my laptop's content (*) on my HT. My setup is:
- Router (Asus RT-AC66):
o To Media Player (Oppo 103) via Ethernet;
o To Media Player (Apple TV) via WiFi 802.11n;
o To Laptop (Sony Vaio VPCSA/Win7/Firefox) via WiFi 5GHz 802.11n;
- Media Player Apple TV to Media Player Oppo 103 via HDMI
- Media Player Oppo 103:
o To A/V Receiver (Onkyo) via HDMI;
- A/V Receiver (Onkyo):
o To Sound System 5+1 via cables;
o To Display (JVC 4k projector) via HDMI;

I am aware of a few possible solutions (but unsure which meets my needs):
1: Google Chromecast:
o But this solution requires my laptop & Media Player to be on same WiFi network (Oppo via
Ethernet);
o It also requires me to install Chrome browser (I use Firefox);
o MS Silverlight not 100% supported;

2. Netgear PTV3000; Actiontec SBWD100A01; Belkin ScreenCast; D-Link MainStage; DIAMOND Multimedia WPCTVPRO; IOGear
GW3DHD
o Not sure about latency;
o Not sure that it can play DRM stream, flash, Silverlight, etc.

(*)
Quality: 1080p/5+1
Content type: YouTube, BRD, SDmemory card Videos, DRM internet stream MotoGP
races, football World Cup games, Hulu, Vudu, Netflix, etc etc.
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'I always keep my Samsung Series 7 laptop connected to my LG 55LW5700 television through an HDMI cable' - I'd leave it at that, anything which removes the wires is not going to be as good.


Work on wireless control of the Laptop/a PC rather than trying to remove the video cables.


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