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Reverse of Chromecast - Any Solution?


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Chromecast, and several other similar devices, enables you to wirelessly echo your tablet or laptop screen to a TV. I want to be able to take my Samsung Tablet to the kitchen or lanai with the TV screen wirelessly cast to it. So far I haven't found a solution. Anyone know of one, or a work in progress.

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This is something I am about to do as well. I'm cutting the cable for my TV in about one to two months. I'm keeping my 30mb fast Internet with cable, but am installing a long range directional Over The Air (OTA) antenna from Channel Master, and their DVR: http://www.channelmaster.com/Products_s/329.htm Total of about six hundred one time not counting the antenna and mast/rotor. I called Channel Master today to confirm that their DVR would do just that. I already bought a drop amp EDA 2400 http://smile.amazon.com/Electroline-EDA-2400-Booster-Amplifier-Warranty/dp/B001222256/ref=smi_www_rco2_go_smi_1968491462?_encoding=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0&pf_rd_p=1968491462&pf_rd_s=smile-campaign&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B001222256&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1FAQWZ18HZG25FNFHJYE

 

I can get about 28 channels locally OTA, and stream the rest. And watch on my tablets, as well as record on the DVR with no monthly fees for DVR or Television save my Netflix, Amazon Prime, and I can still use my Fire TV on the main set, and Roku 3 on my Dell system. I already have a Hauppage OTA computer tuner to USB that works well getting about 12 channels with a cheap indoor antenna.

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Looks like I'm out of luck at the moment. Downsized to a condo environment. "Father HOA" knows best - no dishes. Comcast cable fits all. Maybe a year from now it'll be Century Link, but rumors of their service not encouraging. OTA about like desert_rat has.

 

TV providers have little incentive to facilitate casting from the set when it's more profitable to rent set top boxes.

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I'm not trying to redirect this thread at all, but this is a reply to RV. I've been using that Channel Master DVR coupled with a 3 Terabyte Seagate drive and a Winegard flatwave antenna, mounted on my RV, for a couple of months now. I'm pleased so far. I think you will like it! The antenna is pulling in 29 channels and I find the DVR on screen channel guide pretty handy. I've recorded several events (super bowl,etc.) and I find the DVR to be performing as advertised.

 

Later, Vern

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Thanks for the hands on report Vern!

Here's the 23 channels from 12 OTA stations from my location: http://www.antennaweb.org/Stations.aspx?Address=&City=Bossier+City&State=LA&ZIP=71111&Housing=S&Accuracy=4&Height=6&Obstructed=False&StationList=&Lat=32.5849881&Lon=-93.6927531

Those are in the 10-15 mile range. I'm gtting a 100 mile antenna that will bring in Monroe,Texarkana, and Tyler.

Slingbox works with cable. Go here: http://www.slingbox.com/Products/SlingTV/Features.aspx

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You know, an alternative to the tablet or laptop in the kitchen or lanai is a cheap HDTV and a wireless system. In our motor home, which was set up in 1993 to route OTA and cable signals to a tiny CRT-type TV up front and another back in the bedroom, I discovered that the coax did not provide a decent signal from the satellite system to the front LED HDTV using the built-in cabling. What it wants is HDMI cabling which is both expensive to buy and a PITA to run (what with plugs already on it, and all).

 

So I searched around and found a wireless solution. Since my front HDTV is only 720p (what you might call a "half-vast" HD) and bought this little $60 doodad: http://www.amazon.com/Nyrius-NY-GS10-Transmitter-Streaming-Satellite/dp/B00FB1NTP6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1423851800&sr=8-1&keywords=wireless+tv+transmitter+and+receiver

 

Our front TV is only 19" (gee, I can remember when those were big) and we cannot notice any issues when we watch it. The only problem is that when someone goes back to the kitchen for a snack the signal is somewhat disrupted so solid walls might prove to be a deal buster.. A plus is that if we want TV on the veranda or patio, and want to drag a set out there, we could still watch satellite television.

 

WDR

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Yeah,

But our Windows tablets are IPS panel, full HD 11.6". None of them have an RCA plug or any kind of input of any kind. Makes it kinda tough to connect to them to stream. The only TV connection is an HDMI out port. Or doing a 'cast to a TV.

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