Just a question someone might hopefully be able to answer. I have very limited knowledge of all the various technologies of pushing content to networked TV’s etc as I always just watch it on the computer.
I finally have an independant TV in the other room, I have a very beefy computer for all my multimedia so I can do multiple screens and all that if I wanted to. The built in smart tv software is decent however the controller is just too clunky, web browser disfunctional, things I can do are limited etc etc. I have kodi set up pushing media over the network which works fine, however it’s still not the level I’m looking for, the remote is still an annoying way to control things and I’d rather be able to easily do everything on the TV when I’m in the room.
Now I could run a bunch of cables, HDMI, USB, sound etc through. However the cables would have to be pretty long, getting them through 2 rooms and a hall annoying, and it feels like something I should be able to avoid doing. Equally I could get another computer and just use the TV as the monitor for that, then VNC or something however that doesn’t feel great either. I imagine some Rasberry Pi based solution would be the best case for this. I’d also rather avoid battery powered devices where possible.
Ultimately I want to be able to just view my computer desktop from my TV and use a, preferably wired, mouse and keyboard to use everything I need, while video playback etc still works as intended. I’m sure this is a really simple and common question however, as I said, I haven’t ever used a TV for this stuff before.
Thanks for helping a multimedia moron out!