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    Default Smart WiFI TV question for business

    I want to buy a 60 to 65 inch LED TV to project the laptop wirelessly onto the screen. Any Ideas on how or what capabilities the TV needs. ( I know I could use apple TV, but that only works with IOS products and we have dell laptop at my office)

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    Just go to the local WalMart and pick up a Google Chromecast. Problem solved and all you need is an HDMI port on your TV. Best part is they are only 35 bucks.
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    really that easy? and it will pick up everything I do on a laptop. worth a try for 35 bucks , I thought I needed something built in

    from google website on chromecast

    If you’re on your laptop, you can cast any website in Chrome;

    looks like only webrowsers in chrome from a laptop not actual software like powerpoint etc.
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    Not so simple - only a single tab from the chrome browser can be cast to the tv....

    Phone/Tablet apps - here and there.

    No option to run a long HDMI cable?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bergermaister View Post
    Not so simple - only a single tab from the chrome browser can be cast to the tv....

    Phone/Tablet apps - here and there.

    No option to run a long HDMI cable?
    for my conference room not really , I would rather do it wirelessly.
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    If your laptop has HDMI out you could give something like this a try -

    http://www.amazon.com/Nyrius-Transmi...9889078&sr=8-3

    Not a "cheap" route though.

    I was a little disappointed with Chromecast. After experimenting for a few weeks about all I see us using it for is Netflix. I'm still tempted by the Fruit TV but not tempted enough I guess.
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    If you open a tab in chrome then cast it you can minimize the browser and it will cast the anything on the desktop. I am having a problem in our conference room because of our firewall it will not allow chromecast to find the network.
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    Quote Originally Posted by New Guy View Post
    If you open a tab in chrome then cast it you can minimize the browser and it will cast the anything on the desktop. I am having a problem in our conference room because of our firewall it will not allow chromecast to find the network.
    How does that work?

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    I stand corrected. Don't recall seeing it as an option, maybe because it's still "experimental" or not Mac friendly yet?

    Here's a semi helpful example I found. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8g5tNUxBJ-U

    Going to have to try this again tonight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmvotto View Post
    for my conference room not really , I would rather do it wirelessly.
    What about a projector and a screen rather than a TV?

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