PC -> TV Sender

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Hi Group,

I admit this is a little OT, and if someone can suggest a better group to
post to then I'll take my business elsewhere ;-)

Anyway, I have heard of a product called the PC-Sender by a company called
AEI.
It is basically a Wireless connection between your PC and your TV that lets
you watch movies/listen to music on your TV screen instead of your PC
monitor.

I just wondered if anyone had any experience of this product or anything
similar that they would
like to share?

Regards,

ChrisM
 
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ChrisM wrote:

>
>
> Anyway, I have heard of a product called the PC-Sender by a company called
> AEI.
> It is basically a Wireless connection between your PC and your TV that lets
> you watch movies/listen to music on your TV screen instead of your PC
> monitor.

After looking at their website, I'm not impressed at all. I wouldn't buy it
based on the website. Supposedly they have a user forum, but you can't even
read what people are saying without an account. Parts of their site apparently
haven't been updated in a year, and there are no real details on how the thing
even works or how much it costs.

Personally I think you'd be happier with something like a Gateway Connected DVD
Player.

It probably has enough RAM to a decent job of buffering. At least for $200, I'd
hope so.
 
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In article <2g1p2jF3m81aU1@uni-berlin.de>,
chris_mayers_N05PMAM_@yahoo.com says...
> Hi Group,
>
> I admit this is a little OT, and if someone can suggest a better group to
> post to then I'll take my business elsewhere ;-)
>
> Anyway, I have heard of a product called the PC-Sender by a company called
> AEI.
> It is basically a Wireless connection between your PC and your TV that lets
> you watch movies/listen to music on your TV screen instead of your PC
> monitor.
>
> I just wondered if anyone had any experience of this product or anything
> similar that they would
> like to share?
>
> Regards,
>
> ChrisM
>
>
>
>

There's like 4 threads going on right now on this very subject :) I
haven't heard of this one, do they have a web page?
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http://www.ramsays-online.com
 
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Chris Phillipo wrote:

> In article <2g1p2jF3m81aU1@uni-berlin.de>,
> chris_mayers_N05PMAM_@yahoo.com says...
> > Hi Group,
> >
> > I admit this is a little OT, and if someone can suggest a better group to
> > post to then I'll take my business elsewhere ;-)
> >
> > Anyway, I have heard of a product called the PC-Sender by a company called
> > AEI.
> > It is basically a Wireless connection between your PC and your TV that lets
> > you watch movies/listen to music on your TV screen instead of your PC
> > monitor.
> >
> > I just wondered if anyone had any experience of this product or anything
> > similar that they would
> > like to share?
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > ChrisM
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
> There's like 4 threads going on right now on this very subject :) I
> haven't heard of this one, do they have a web page?
> --
>

I haven't heard of that particular unit, but my own experience with wireless mpeg
streaming the last 2 or 3 weeks has been that if you live in a reasonably large
house and you don't have an unobstructed line of sight, you may be in for some
considerable frustration, depending on the unit's ability to buffer a significant
portion of the movie as it plays.

In my case the distance from the PC to where the TV sits is about 60 linear feet.
But there are quite a few corners and 2 walls in between. If I take a laptop and
walk around the house, when I have a direct line of sight down the hall to the
room where the PCs and the wireless router is located, then the signal strength
is excellent. But if I go into the living room, around the corner, to where the
TV is, the signal strength is low. This is after placing a 14 dB high gain
directional antenna on the router and a high gain 6db omni. on the bridge

This works fine for streaming music and VCD quality video files.

But large high bit rate mpeg-2 is really problematic at times. And if someone
walks down the hall, well, the movie skips. If someone turns on the microwave,
forget it. Microwave ovens make extremely good "jammers" for wireless networks,
as they put out broad-spectrum noise that will kill a 2.4 GHz cordless phone,
too. Oh, and if you have a 2.4 GHz cordless phone, forget trying to watch a movie
when it rings.

At least that's been my experience with wireless and a Hauppauge MediaMVP which
sells for about a hundred bucks. When I hook up a cable to a second NIC in the PC
then the MVP plays fine.

I finally gave up, because you just never know when there's going to be
interference (and it always happens when I try to show it to someone or watch
something I really want to see), and ordered the parts to build a dedicated PVR /
media-center PC and ordered one of the new "Firefly" RF remote controls to run
it.

http://www.snapstream.com/products/firefly/
 

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Hi Chris,
If you're still following this:
What are the 4 other threads on this topic that you mention?
I did have a look before posting this message, but couldn't find anything.
If you could let me know the subjects I can go and read them as well.

As to a website, you could look at:

http://raq298.uk2net.com/

or try :

http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=aei+%22PC+Sender%22

One of the reasons I'm a bit 'iffy' about this is the fact that the company
seems to be so fragmented. There is not one single 'main' site about this
product...

Thanks,

ChrisM

"Chris Phillipo" <cphillipo@ramsays-online.com> wrote in message
news:MPG.1b05c8fec221803698a5b7@news.eastlink.ca...
> In article <2g1p2jF3m81aU1@uni-berlin.de>,
> chris_mayers_N05PMAM_@yahoo.com says...
> > Hi Group,
> >
> > I admit this is a little OT, and if someone can suggest a better group
to
> > post to then I'll take my business elsewhere ;-)
> >
> > Anyway, I have heard of a product called the PC-Sender by a company
called
> > AEI.
> > It is basically a Wireless connection between your PC and your TV that
lets
> > you watch movies/listen to music on your TV screen instead of your PC
> > monitor.
> >
> > I just wondered if anyone had any experience of this product or anything
> > similar that they would
> > like to share?
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > ChrisM
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
> There's like 4 threads going on right now on this very subject :) I
> haven't heard of this one, do they have a web page?
> --
> _________________________
> Chris Phillipo - Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
> http://www.ramsays-online.com