live streaming from PC to Samsung Smart TV

September 5, 2013 at 03:32:14
Specs: Windows 7
we have recently purchased Samsung smart tv but cannot connect pc to it to use for live streaming from internet like we used to be able on our old tv.

I have gone through everything ie allshare, have tried the hdmi cable but it does not recognise it.

Just wondered if anyone could help.

Many thank


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#1
September 5, 2013 at 03:47:22
What is the Model Number of the TV?

If it is a smart TV as understand it there should be no need to stream live video through your PC, the TV should have the capability to connect to the Internet itself.

Stuart

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#2
September 5, 2013 at 11:58:40
"the PC should have the capability to connect to the Internet itself"

Slight correction: the TV should have the capability to connect to the Internet itself.

You could try reading the manual, or have a look at this: http://televisions.reviewed.com/fea...

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#3
September 5, 2013 at 12:55:05
Hi there yes the tv does but it does not have an application for the media player that I want to stream through, this is on my pc, hense the need to be able to use the tv screen as a monitor.

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#4
September 5, 2013 at 13:01:54
Hi there Stuart,

Just wanted to see of you saw my reply to you? It is not showing on here for some reason.

If not I can repost.

Thank you
Aileen


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#5
September 5, 2013 at 20:44:12
You need to check the specifications for the HDMI socket and see if it matches that of the PC, particularly in relation to the resolution it can support. If the soket is full HD 1080p compatible then it will be expecting full HD from the video card.

Stuart

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#6
September 6, 2013 at 02:29:24
Hi Aileen,

you still have not advised the name/model number of your TV, as requested
by Stuart in #2.

Doing so, would allow responders to directly check its manual and maybe offer further advice.

What is the media player you want to use?

Good Luck - Keep us posted.

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#7
September 6, 2013 at 05:53:46
Thank you for your reply Stuart, I shall check it out. I did reply to your first post but for some reason it has not showed.

thanks again :)


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#8
September 6, 2013 at 06:03:49
Hi Mike,

Thank you for your response, I did reply to Stuart but unfortunately not correctly has it is not showing. The TV is a Samsung Smart TV, model UE40E57000UXXU, version 04. The TV recognises the computer by wifi through allshare, but all this allows you to do is see your photos, saved videos and music. You cannot live stream through this app. The TV does not support an app for me to download XBMC onto it therefore I have to go through the laptop for the streaming. I am going to check the lead again as Stuart suggested and see what I can find out.

Thank you for you help.


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#9
September 6, 2013 at 06:42:40
Your Model number is not recognised by the Samsung Web site.

Stuart


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#10
September 6, 2013 at 07:49:54
So sorry Stuart I mistook the S for a 5:

Serial no : UE40ES7000UXXU, 40" ES7000 series 7, Smart 3D Full HD LED TV.

Will get there eventually, sorry to mess you about, really appreciate you trying to help.


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#11
September 6, 2013 at 08:16:39
There are three HDMI inputs on this TV, one specifically for a PC. Have you tried all of them? Page 134 of the manual explains how to set your PC for HDMI output.

You need to set your video card to a resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60 Hz.

If that doesn't work all I can suggest is try a different HDMI cable. Not all HDMI cables are born equal, some are more equal than others.

Stuart


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#12
September 7, 2013 at 01:14:55
I don't think the issue is with the hdmi connection, poster wants to stream over the internet.
I have a sam es5500. You should see the pc in the list of devices on the tv, if not, check laptop sharing.

Or, you could try installing serviio on the laptop, this means that the pc will be able to transcode movies the tv cannot play natively.
Again you need to see serviio in the list of devices.
Sorry have reread the post, if the poster wants to connect & play directly from the laptop, he needs to change the display settings on the pc. Perhaps FN + a Function key?

A thank you would be nice, if I have helped.

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#13
September 7, 2013 at 02:57:14
Thank you Stuart, I have tried your suggestions and still no joy. The TV does not recognise the PC nor does the PC recognise the TV when connected via the HDMI cable, so like you say it is probably the lead. We bought brand new last week so shall take it back to PC shop and see what the guy says.

Thank you again for all your help and advise guys, I will let you know how I get on.


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#14
September 7, 2013 at 02:59:47
Thank you for your response Clive much appreciated. Shall let you know how I get on.

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#15
September 7, 2013 at 04:45:12
Hi Aileen, have you tried the user forums on the the XBMC website?

Also mentioned is:-

'a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls'

but unclear how this is used/connected.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.


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#16
September 8, 2013 at 11:57:49
If, you want xbmc, IF you plug the laptop directly into the tv, you can install xbmc on the laptop, through windows.
you then need to get a remote to control the laptop, perhaps android app, or blue tooth remote.

If you haven't seen xbmc, you are missing out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T970...

If, you want to find out about xbmc, go to the av forums

http://www.avforums.com/forums/home...

Nearly forgot, if using laptop, you can install plex on the laptop.

A thank you would be nice, if I have helped.

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#17
September 9, 2013 at 02:29:53
Thanks for you help and advice Clive much appreciated.

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#18
September 9, 2013 at 02:31:24
Thanks for your help Mike.

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#19
September 9, 2013 at 02:35:48
Hi Clive, thank you for your response, I do already have XBMC on laptop and agree it is fab, hense the reason I want to connect TV to laptop but it is proving not to be that simple with the Samsung Smart TV as you can see from the above posts. The screen resolution on my computer does not go high enough to what is required for the TV.
I have just installed PLEX as well and am just going through it to figure out how it works, think you do have to pay a monthly subscription for this.

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#20
September 9, 2013 at 11:11:37
Plex is free, you can become a member for free, but pay for plex pass, not sure what that is.

A thank you would be nice, if I have helped.


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#21
December 30, 2013 at 11:22:04
I'm trying to do the same thing. Did you figure it out? I know windows 8.1 has mirroring through wi-fi need an adapter though Miracast.

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#22
December 31, 2013 at 02:33:34
woolvett, not sure exactly what you want to do.

http://www.futeko.com/products/AC07... has an adapter for miracast

A thank you would be nice, if I have helped.


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#23
February 18, 2014 at 06:48:36
Hi I'm considering buying the samsung 40f6320 so I can link it to my PC to watch xbmc. Have a chosen the right tv. Or is getting xbmc on the samsung a nightmare...

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#24
February 24, 2014 at 06:23:37
You cannot install xbmc directly to any tv, you need a media player/pc

There are a few android devices ie Pivos, TLBB etc that you can install xbmc, then you connect this to the tv via an hdmi cable.

Note, the android devices are not always stable or powerful enough.

A NUC is a small device that you can install xbmc, but there is no space for an internal hard drive, you would need a usb or NAS for storage.

http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?titl...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMnt...

A thank you would be nice, if I have helped.


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