I am thinkimg of getting a new TV (A Panasonic). Some have a so - called internet option, but you have to buy a wi fi dongle to connect to your wi fi network, and is primarily designed to use i Player and other catch ups.Could the same dongle and network be used to stream video files from the desktop? Eg I have W7 with MCE and a Wireless N router - could I stream recorded TV shows, films etc in this way? Too far to connect by ethernet.Also the TV has a USB Port. Could I put a TV show recorded on my MCE on a USB memory stick or USB HD and plug it into the TV to watch without having to change the recording format in MCE or would i have to transcode it?
I had (have) a Phillips system that streamed from a downstairs DVD recorder to an upstairs TV _ I think it had special SCART plugs. The quality was poor as my walls are thick. In the end bought a second Freeview HD/DVD recorder!
I believe I may be able to answer my own query. click here If I understand the description correctly you connect the unit to your hub via an Ethernet cable and HDMI cable to the TV you can then stream video and audio from any PC on your network wirelessly to the TV.