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Best way to cast Laptop to TV
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Post 1 made on Wednesday December 5, 2018 at 18:41
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I'm planning on using a Sony XBR43X800 as the TV in a home office setting. Client wants to be able to mirror his notebook screen wirelessly on the TV. He hasn't bought the computer yet. What's the best way to accomplish this? Not opposed to adding hardware - but if there is a reliable solution using native features of the TV that would be great. Since computer is not yet purchased, is there a brand or feature that we should be looking for?
Post 2 made on Wednesday December 5, 2018 at 18:55
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MacBook/AppleTV
Post 3 made on Wednesday December 5, 2018 at 19:15
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On December 5, 2018 at 18:55, goldenzrule said...
MacBook/AppleTV

This.

If he insists on Windows, go chromecast
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Post 4 made on Wednesday December 5, 2018 at 19:26
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Even though I'm a die hard Windows guy, for reliable screen casting Apple is the way to go.
Post 5 made on Wednesday December 5, 2018 at 19:32
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I use Air Parrot A LOT. never an issue. works every time. Windows 10 laptop through apple TV airplay.
Post 6 made on Wednesday December 5, 2018 at 19:32
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Microsoft miracast dongles work pretty well for like $60.
Post 7 made on Wednesday December 5, 2018 at 19:46
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That TV has chromecast built in. Ask the client what exactly they want to cast. If its just websites, they can easily just use chrome to cast to the TV.
OP | Post 8 made on Wednesday December 5, 2018 at 21:37
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On December 5, 2018 at 19:46, chrishudson147 said...
That TV has chromecast built in. Ask the client what exactly they want to cast. If its just websites, they can easily just use chrome to cast to the TV.

That might do the trick.

On December 5, 2018 at 19:32, lippavisual said...
Microsoft miracast dongles work pretty well for like $60.

Did Miracast used to be baked into XBRs? Now replaced with chromecast?
Post 9 made on Thursday December 6, 2018 at 12:48
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Pre-android I think so. My X850B has Miracast; somewhat more reliable than the Miracast built into an older LG I also have.
Post 10 made on Thursday December 6, 2018 at 13:27
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Second Air Parrot for Windows and AppleTV.

Also check out Reflector by same company. You can mirror your iPhone to your PC. Ever run back an forth to a rack to check if somethings responding? Now you can have a PIP showing your iPhone camera pointed at the component and view it on your windows programming PC, and all you need is both on the network.
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Post 11 made on Thursday December 6, 2018 at 15:32
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Crestron AM-200, but might be overkill in home setting.
Appletv for me is a bit finicky on the samsuck. Chromecast does work well with my samsung J7 phone.
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Post 12 made on Thursday December 6, 2018 at 20:52
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On December 5, 2018 at 19:32, Ranger Home said...
I use Air Parrot A LOT. never an issue. works every time. Windows 10 laptop through apple TV airplay.

really? Does it work on ATV 4k? I downloaded air parrot for my win10 laptop, but couldnt find air parrot app in the atv 4k store

EDIT: Nevermind.. my ATV wasnt showing up, so i just tried to connect with the IP address and it worked..
Post 13 made on Thursday December 6, 2018 at 20:57
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Airparrot allows a window device to airplay to an airplay ready receiver, no app required on Apple TV.

Reflector turns a pc into an AirPlay receiver allowing you to mirror a phone to your pc.

Both apps run on the windows machine, no app needed on phone or Apple TV, those just believe its all Apple stuff.
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Post 14 made on Thursday December 6, 2018 at 23:06
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Recently read up on using a Roku for casting from a device and that sounds like an option.

Apparently a Firestick is also a way to do this.

Going to try it at the beach house next week.
Post 15 made on Friday December 7, 2018 at 20:56
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I sent my laptop to roku this morning messing around. Even used it as a split screen so 75 sony was 2nd monitor. Used a hp laptop running win10
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