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Can you mirror computer screen to Roku?

fortune 850 October 22, 2012 at 10:40 AM
is it possible to duplicate screen from laptop to Roku? TIA

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Quote from jkee View Post :
So your computer doesn't have hdmi? What video outputs and how many of each does it have, dvi, display port, vga? If your computer has DVI or DisplayPort out you can get a fairly inexpensive HDMI adapters. Many TV's have VGA inputs. If you have a desktop, if needed you could upgrade your video card. As a measure of last resort, there are also devices that are basically usb video cards (their performance isn't great but they'd probably do the job).

What are the brand and model of your: computer and/or video card and your tv? What type of content are you ultimately hoping to display on the TV?
jeez, is it really so hard to understand what the OP is trying to say?...any tom, dick and harry can think of connecting through HDMI!!!...he just wanted to know if he could do that wirelessly...do u really have to ask him if he has HDMI after he states that he doesn't want to (irrespective of whether or not he has it)

@OP
i am in the process of trying to find a solution for this myself...if and when i do i will update this thread even though i know its been ages since u posted
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jeez, is it really so hard to understand what the OP is trying to say?...any tom, dick and harry can think of connecting through HDMI!!!...he just wanted to know if he could do that wirelessly...do u really have to ask him if he has HDMI after he states that he doesn't want to (irrespective of whether or not he has it)

@OP
i am in the process of trying to find a solution for this myself...if and when i do i will update this thread even though i know its been ages since u posted
The OP actually never said they were looking for a wireless solution -- read their posts. The OP's posts where decidedly sparse on details. You probably would have been better off starting a new thread than reviving this old one.

There are many different ways to add HDMI to a computer.

There are a variety of wireless hdmi / video solutions out there, Including WiDi, Miracast (both of which only work with a pretty limited selection of hardware that can't usually be added to computers that don't come with it), and hardware based wireless hdmi devices (which would require the computer to be connected to a device like this with hdmi). In general, they are expensive and leave a fair amount to be desired (often 720p only, slow/lagging and can prevent you from using wifi at the same time in some cases).

In general, streaming the content you want to display in a compressed format to a set top box type device makes more sense (the plex channel on roku plus plex media server for example). This type of setup wouldn't work for everything obviously.
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Quote from Curtieson View Post :
My assumption is a remote desktop application. The Roku is connected to a TV already and he wants his PC to show up on the screen while it is still on his lap / no cords holding him back.
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Yes, thats what I mean. Thanks
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How can I display my computer screen to the TV then without hdmi?
Quote from jkee View Post :
So your computer doesn't have hdmi? What video outputs and how many of each does it have, dvi, display port, vga? If your computer has DVI or DisplayPort out you can get a fairly inexpensive HDMI adapters. Many TV's have VGA inputs. If you have a desktop, if needed you could upgrade your video card. As a measure of last resort, there are also devices that are basically usb video cards (their performance isn't great but they'd probably do the job).

What are the brand and model of your: computer and/or video card and your tv? What type of content are you ultimately hoping to display on the TV?
can YOU read?...yes his first post was lacking in details but if u had the sense to read his next two posts and comprehend what you read you wouldn't have made that waste of a post!
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#19
Put your computer screen on top of your tv.
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