Want to stream video from PC to TV

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    I have a bunch of movies and TV shows on my iMac in my bedroom. I'd like to watch them on the analog television in the living room. I'm thinking about getting a program called Popcorn to burn DVDs, but I was wondering if there is a good way to stream the video over the wireless network.

    Apple makes a neat wireless bridge with audio ports for running music from your PC to the home theater. Unfortunately it doesn't do video.
    http://www.apple.com/airportexpress

    Also I have heard of SlingBox which streams television over the internet, sort of opposite of what I want to do.

    Anyone do something like this?
     
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    didn't apple try their own MCE-clone and failed miserably at it?
     
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    any DSub-15 > Composite/Component will work. Viewsonic makes one. No software required. There are also devices for transmitting the signal over Cat5 for approximately 1000 ft.
     
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    wifi provides plenty enough bandwidth for streaming media services.

    MCE extenders use 802.11g with much success.
     
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    That's good news.

    I really need to get this stuff off my computer and onto some external storage anyway, maybe I can find a good gadget that has lots of storage capacity and a video card.
     
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    This Creative Zen Vision thing looks pretty cool, too bad they don't have mac support.
     
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    yea, we call it a computer :rolleyes:
     
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    Oh wow, looks like the Archos stuff coming out in September is going to rock. :bowdown:
     
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    It's always an option to just burn it as a DVD. It isn't all that expensive as well, depends on how many you'll burn though.
     
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    Hmm, you can mount this device as a standard usb external drive on a pc. I would be surprised if you can't do the same with the mac. But if it doesn't support it. Then why not the ipod video at half the res...
     
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    I've had almost no sucess in real life with B or G wireless. Though I hear N might be possible. I've also had 0 luck with 200mb powerline gear, just not fast enough for true streaming of dvd quality video with digital audio.

    I've even tried amping up the wireless signal. If all you want is compressed video/audio you can probably do it fine on G, if you really want something quality though, wired is truly the only option, especially given high end video keeps requiring more and more bandwidth.

    An original xbox softmodded makes a great media extender with the HD pack you can even have component video with optical audio stream out of it to your PC, a used xbox should be sub $100 bucks.
     
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    This is what i would suggest. Well, i say that cuz its what i have, :wiggle:

    Works wonderfully... now i just need a bigscreen tv to hook it up to.
     
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    Archos is awesome. All my mp3 players have been made by them.

    No DRM kicks ass.
     

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