Stream hulu to TV over router?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Wateroksnmud, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. Wateroksnmud macrumors regular

    Feb 21, 2008
    Is it possible to share my screen with my TV via my router?
  2. darkgroove macrumors member

    Jul 14, 2010
    Short answer. No.

    You will need to buy a computer at the very least and then some other stuff depending on your setup.
  3. Wateroksnmud thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 21, 2008
    I have a 2010 macbook pro, that's a computer isnt it? Throwing me off. I'm on wireless N with a Netgear WNDR3700 that is cat5 to my Sony XBR9. I also have PS3 that is cat5 to the router if that will help somehow.
  4. AV8TOR macrumors regular


    Mar 8, 2010
    Fort Worth TX
    I was very disappointed that my iMac did not come with an HDMI. I stream my Hulu at home with my work PC laptop.
    Some day Apple with get serious and really blow away the PC, just not today. I can't wait for it.
  5. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    Is it possible to turn on the lights in my house with my router?
    that's pretty much the same question. a router just handles basic network traffic, which can be video, but the router doesn't care what it is. you need hardware to accomplish it, the router just lets you talk to that hardware.

    yes it is...
    you need to have something at the tv to share the screen with, most likely a second computer. in which case it would be better to use that computer instead of trying to share the screen from your laptop.

    You failed to mention the PS3 in your first post, if you want to play back video files on the TV, look at PS3 media server, it will let you stream video files from you mac to the PS3.

    You can buy adapters to get to hdmi. - no sound - with sound
    or if you have a newer mac (MacBook Pro 13/15/17-in. mid-2010 release; iMac 21.5/27-in. early-2010 release), you can get this adapter which gets it's audio from the mini displayport.

    I don't understand how apple including a port that has more available bandwith, and with more flexibility, is not "getting serious"

    you can get a MDP to VGA adapter, but not HDMI to VGA

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