ejvyas wrote:Toons wrote:mptfan wrote:ejvyas wrote:Asus Transformer Prime tablet
Could you please explain how this works? Please explain it to me as if I am 10 years old, because that is the level of my understanding when it comes to this stuff. Thanks.
All you need is an HDMI cable(mini HDMI to HDMI) from Tablet connected to TV ,after that you may need to choose "source" with TV remote control to view tablet on TV screen.Download different apps to the tablet such as Netflix then stream away,,,,here is a visual from youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hTDAsr6 ... re=related
Actually Asus Transformer Prime has micro HDMI port
So I bought a micro HDMI to HDMI cable (>3 feet) and then connd my tablet to TV.
Change source on TV to match the HDMI port you have connected eg. HDMI 2, HDMI 3
This replicates the tablet screen on TV
On tablet I play via Youtube, Vimeo, browser streaming etc.
I have a spare old laptop as well for this purpose.
Nothing beats a laptop. I have tried Roku and other streaming players but they cant really play new formats. Laptop seems to be a superset of all these devices.
ruanddu wrote:Sammy can you post the USB tuner card brand/model you use? Thanks.
ruanddu wrote:Do you know if there is anything on the market similiar in features and price that has an internet browser? That's my only complaint about the small streaming players like Roku, Apple TV and WDTV is that none of them have a browser. I see the Revue does but am concerned since it's no longer sold/supported by Google if I am not mistaken. Thanks.
Bammerman wrote:I've used Apple TV, my LG blu-ray player, a Sony streaming box, and a Roku. And of course my computer. My favorite is the Apple TV. Why? Several reasons: first, with Netflix I can pick out movies to watch, and then stream them right away. With the LG blu-ray player I had to select them first on my computer. Second: I think the Apple TV produces the most vivid picture. Third: I like the overall GUI. Fourth: I can look at my own pictures or movies (from iTunes). Fifth: I can stream videos or music to the Apple TV (and to the tv set and/or my home theatre system's speakers) from my iPad or my iPhone.
I owned a Roku briefly, and it worked fine. I returned it for the Sony, which I really dislike! Kludgy, choppy software (GUI) and small, hard to see icons of the movies or videos.
I recommend the Apple TV.
englishgirl wrote:My Roku arrived, and I have to say, Netflix is not impressing me. In fact, I'm very disappointed with it. Am I missing something?
englishgirl wrote:I wish, wish, wish you could get HBOGo without an HBO subscription. I would gladly pay separately for it, but I don't have cable, so I'm out of luck for now.
ruanddu wrote:Following up on this thread to see if anyone else has other recommendations? I recently saw this product and looks promising:
My only complaint is it doesn't have anything besides hdmi audio output, as I have an older receiver with only s/pdif and optical ins.
Sammy_M wrote:Regular PC with HDMI out. Everything runs through Windows Media Center (Netflix, Hulu, Video Podcasts). Also acts as a DVR and we get over the air (OTA) stations in HD quality with just a USB Tuner card. XBox in another room connects to it over Wifi and allows shows recorded on the main PC to play on it. I love this setup and it has saved me a small bundle.
Ducks wrote:Sammy_M wrote:Regular PC with HDMI out. Everything runs through Windows Media Center (Netflix, Hulu, Video Podcasts). Also acts as a DVR and we get over the air (OTA) stations in HD quality with just a USB Tuner card. XBox in another room connects to it over Wifi and allows shows recorded on the main PC to play on it. I love this setup and it has saved me a small bundle.
This is what we do, but instead of a usb tuner card, we use a HDHomerun Prime that allows us to receive encrypted cable channels. It is so awesome, I can't believe it. Every house should have an XBox.
ruanddu wrote:Do you pay for cable? Or, how does this work? Thanks.
Bammerman wrote: I can stream videos or music to the Apple TV (and to the tv set and/or my home theatre system's speakers) from my iPad or my iPhone.
ruanddu wrote:I am currently using a Dell PC for streaming Netflix and YouTube on my LCD TV. Would like to buy something smaller and use the PC in my office. Hoping to spend no more than around $200.00. Basic preferences are: 1080p, digital audio out, ability to watch Netflix and YouTube videos.
I have been most attracted to Apple TV for price point and what it can do.
How about you? What are you using?
HDHomeRun PRIME supports CableCARD™ conditional access, providing access to the premium cable channels from your PC. That means that it essentially just replaces your cable box (and puts the programming up on your computer screen, or transports it to your television via MCE or XBox). You still have to subscribe to whatever level of service carries the channels you want, with your cable company.PatSea wrote:With the HDHomeRun Primw setup can I get cable networks like Fox News, Fox Business, HGTV? What cable sevice do I need?
PatSea wrote:So does HDHomeRun Prime just save me the monthly rental cost of the cable box?
PatSea wrote:We use the DVR on gthe cable box a lot? If I give up the cable box, how do I record TV shows? Do I save them on my PC hard drive?
topper1296 wrote:I have a related question. What is the best streaming option if you are a sports fan? I realize I can get ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox over "rabbit ears", but what about the ESPN network or Fox Sports Network? A minor consideration is watching CNBC.
Petrocelli wrote:I use a Blue Ray player that is Netflix compatible. You should be able to get one that is under $200.