WiFi TV – TV and presentations via WiFi

We are looking for a way to be able to view TV (Cox) and show presentations from a laptop via WiFi onto a TV.

Is this possible and what do we need (besides the TV).

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You need a wireless AV extender. There are several available, but the easiest way to compare is to search Amazon - I have attached a link to one such extender, you can follow that to see some of the products available and also some review.

cspeakerAuthor Commented:
Great thanks - checking it out now.
cspeakerAuthor Commented:
Ok thanks - looks like that it will work for connectivity to PC / laptop but what about TV via WiFi?
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That extender comes with a usb dongle to plug into your laptop. That is how you connect wirelessly.
cspeakerAuthor Commented:
Will this work for TV as well?
you can use a wireless access point like:

all u need is setup d access point as DHCP , tv would take an ip , and u would b able to connect to tv
Lavi ShiffmanConsultant Commented:
While the Imation is a valid solution, you can also look at AV extenders from other vendors like:

D-LINK: Amplifi products (http://amplifi.dlink.com/)

Netgear: WNHDB3004 (http://www.netgear.com/3dhd)

The question is about your TV - does it have a network connection?

cspeakerAuthor Commented:
Thanks and the TV's have not been purchased yet but the models in consideration do have built in WiFi and a NIC.
Lavi ShiffmanConsultant Commented:
I highly recommend buying a TV with WiFi and NIC.  This will make the whole process of connecting the TV to the internet and to other computers on your network.  I have a Philips TV with a network connection that is connected to a wireless AP.  This AP connects with my router and that way I'm able to connect it to the internet and watch movies from my DLNA server.  I use d D-Link router and AP.
cspeakerAuthor Commented:
The TV's we are looking at will have WiFi and NIC.

Will the AV's allow for WiFi presentations from a laptop?

Cox is the provider - do we need to purchase a WiFi solution from them or will one of the AP's provide that?
Lavi ShiffmanConsultant Commented:
The network capability of the TV will enable you to connect it to your home router.  

If you want to show a presentation from your laptop on the TV, you'll have to connect the laptop to one of the video inputs of the TV.  For example, if your laptop has an HDMI port, you'll be able to connect it to the TV using an HDMI cable.
cspeakerAuthor Commented:
I want EVERYTHING ti be wireless.
Is the Cox TV via internet or cable / satellite? If it via internet then the wireless AV extender will work.
Lavi ShiffmanConsultant Commented:
If you want everything to be wireless, it would be best if you go with wireless HD extenders.  The ones from D-LINK or NETGEAR will do the job.

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