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Old 03-03-2017, 08:50 AM   #1
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Connecting my linux machine to Samsung Smart TV Wirelessly


How do i connect my laptop to samsung smart tv wirelessly?
i m using ubuntu.
i need to use my tv as a monitor....like for playing games and watching movies with atlease 60fps.
i ve tried few miracast apps...but they dont let me play games on my tv and fps is also around 30.

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 03-04-2017, 11:20 AM   #2
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How do i connect my laptop to samsung smart tv wirelessly? i m using ubuntu.
i need to use my tv as a monitor....like for playing games and watching movies with atlease 60fps.
i ve tried few miracast apps...but they dont let me play games on my tv and fps is also around 30.
You don't say what version of Ubuntu, but the answer is you probably can't do what you want.

While you *CAN* stream some things from PC to TV (thinking specifically of DLNA type setups like Plex, etc.), those are usually limited to media, and can't really do screen mirroring. Even if you DO screen mirroring, the FPS won't be what you'd like. You have two realistic options:
  • Buy a device (probably a few hundred dollars), plug one into your laptop and the other to your TV. Let it handle things, essentially using your TV as just another monitor/speaker set. https://www.amazon.com/Nyrius-Transm.../dp/B009E6R89C
  • Connect your laptop with cables to your TV, and use a wireless keyboard/mouse
Even with an optimal setup, like an Android tablet running native software, connecting to a Google Chromecast...the screen mirroring isn't that great. There's lag, and a definite lack of resolution.
 
Old 03-04-2017, 11:29 AM   #3
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Take a look here:-

http://www.wikihow.com/Use-Your-TV-A...mputer-Monitor

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/la...-hdmi-3280787/
 
Old 03-04-2017, 11:32 AM   #4
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thanks for the reply man.
i also tried alot of stuff and this was my final option,but never the less.
i m gonna buy a hdmi cable now.
sorry, i didnt mention the version of my OS. I m using Ubuntu 16.10.
 
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Old 03-04-2017, 11:45 AM   #5
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thanks for the reply man.
i also tried alot of stuff and this was my final option,but never the less.
i m gonna buy a hdmi cable now.
sorry, i didnt mention the version of my OS. I m using Ubuntu 16.10.
You're Welcome-

A hdmi cable should do the trick.

Like you I was thinking about hooking my desktop up to the TV for a monitor.
Mine's a VGA cable so when I buy a new 50 inch TV I'll use the Vizio 26 inch for the desktop.

Let us know how things go.
 
Old 03-04-2017, 08:57 PM   #6
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You may want to read this: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ly-4175600994/

We don't have a smart tv and have no plans to get one. (With apologies to Yakov Smirnoff) With smart tv, tv watches you.
 
  


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