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  1. Hi

    I have been asked recently by my company to look at getting LCD TV setup in Reception on wall which we can stream Powerpoint from PC in office upstairs wireless to.

    Does any one know the best and cheapest way to be able to do this?
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    Probably would help if the details of the TV are known. Some of the newer TV's can accept streams without much involvement.
    Otherwise, you might just be able to use the SD card slot if it has one.
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  3. Sorry don't have specfic make, as looking into which TV's are availble for this.

    So ideally i need to have TV with in BUilt wireless and that can strean a powerpoint to wireless.

    So after LCD TV that can do this and how it work exactly.
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    You probably cannot stream powerpoint to the TVs. You can stream video, so you will have to convert - either prior on on-the-fly - the presentations to a video format the TV can play. Or do as we do, and have a PC connected via VGA so actual powerpoint presentations can be run.
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    Originally Posted by sebbie View Post
    Sorry don't have specfic make, as looking into which TV's are availble for this.

    So ideally i need to have TV with in BUilt wireless and that can strean a powerpoint to wireless.

    So after LCD TV that can do this and how it work exactly.
    If you actually do not have the TV yet, look into the new Samsung TV's that have ethernet built in. Take look here:
    http://www.samsung.com/us/pdf/dlna_guide.pdf
    There are probably other brands now as they had this feature last year. They did have a wireless adapter then also. It would probably be advisable to make the file a video instead of Powerpoint, as stated above.
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  6. That defeats the object as the TV will be in Reception which is not manned.

    So we want pc upstairs to change the presentation without moving it.
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    we have lcd screen in reception areas of our theatre, connected by cat 5 from a computer in another area runnin gpowerpoint.

    vga over cat5 is your best bet, depending on the distance you may need a booster along the way. that way you only need run a cheap small cat5 cable.
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    What kind of connections does the TV have? If it has VGA you can run a cable direct.
    Another option is converting PPT to MPEG and playing it on a DVD player so it will loop.
    http://www.geovid.com/presentation_to_video_converter
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  9. Hook up a wireless media player with a DLNA client (like the WDTV Live) to the TV. Convert your Powerpoint presentations to video files, then use a DLNA client (like Windows Media Center) to push the videos to the client.
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  10. Burn PowerPoint onto a DVD, then you can view the presentation on TV through a DVD player.
    The DVD slideshow GUI (freeware) can do this too.

    Tutorial:
    http://www.blip.tv/file/3107809/
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    burning powerpoint to dvd is not much use if you need to update the presentation during the day, which would be fundamental for foyer type work, i still say run a cheapo cat 5 cable and get a vga to cat5 box


    http://www.maplin.co.uk/module.aspx?TabID=1&criteria=usb&ModuleNo=45472&C=SO&U=Strat15
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  12. Or wireless HDMI.
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  13. Right i need to push a powerpoint presentation to TV that will be in our reception down stairs.

    PC will be based up stairs. The presentation will need updating for different customer that come in.

    So would be helpful if people actually suggest and pointed me right direction regarding TV and parts would need to do this wireless?
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  14. Originally Posted by jagabo View Post
    So would this work with streaming powerpoint presentation?
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    Assuming the distance is less than 10 metres and nothing in between is too obstructive (lots of electronics or steel frames may cause interference)
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  16. And assuming the presentation doesn't require very smooth animation or video. I haven't used that type of device but from everything I've read, they are limited to a few frames per second when running at HD resolutions.
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    Could a SlingBox do this?
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    One would need the SlingCatcher at the TV :
    http://ca.slingmedia.com/go/slingcatcher-tech-specs
    But it could do the task, however requiring an investment in hardware and the SlingCatcher is expensive, evidently: http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-SlingCatcher-SLING-MEDIA-Sling-Catcher-SC100-NIB_W0QQitemZ1105...26995217860878
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