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Posted: 01/03/20 11:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hey folks...

I'm Looking for up to date options for casting from a mobile device to an RV TV WITHOUT a wifi connection....

I've got a 1st gen chromecast that needs a wifi connection so I know that won't work but it's many years old now....

I can use a USB-C to a HDMI cable but I'm wondering about wireless options...


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If you have a phone with a hotspot then you can use Hulu to do it. I'm no expert but I have an offer from them that came with my TOGO


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The most up-to-date I'm aware of is a smart tv.

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Posted: 01/03/20 03:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

MoFi

Do the HDMI connector. I don't know of a phone plan that had unlimited hotspot data, and you will use way more than you think. I've been using the Apple HDMI adapter for the last 6 weeks, and it's generally worked pretty well.

I have seen a MoFi 4500 4G LTE router advertised that is suppose to use the SIM card from a phone, so you're getting the unlimited data plan of a phone run thru a router.m It seems to have good reviews on Amazon.


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Posted: 01/03/20 03:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What make and model of mobile device and TV do you have?

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Well if you want wireless you have two or 3 options Blue Tooth and Wi-Fi. are the wireless ones. #3 is Wired.

Now... If you are good with Linux a Raspberry PI might work Some of them support either BT or a BT dongle (2 3 4 all support dongles as I recall) There are some other options too.

I just spent (by the time it's fully set up about 200 dollars but 150) on a Vio or vivostick Windows 10 "machine" this puppy plugs into the HDMI port on the TV and eats USB power it's a full featured windows 10 running on an Intel Atom. about 3/4 inch by 1/2 inch by 5 inches 32 meg SSD. Tomorrow I'm putting it in full service but it set up and loaded the programs I want.

IT supports both Blue Tooth and Wi-Fi

Not sure how well you can stream to it though.

But if you want to do it wireless you have limited options

I used to know a man who made a micro tv station (Composit in UHF out analog) but well.. That was a long long time ago and I'm not sure they were type accepted.


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patperry2766 wrote:


I've been using the Apple HDMI adapter for the last 6 weeks, and it's generally worked pretty well.

Would you happen to know if the Apple Lightning-to-HDMI adapter will mirror EVERYTHING to the TV? I have seen some non-Apple adapters that will not mirror things like Hulu and Amazon Prime Video. Before I drop more money on the Apple adapter, I would like to know if it mirrors everything.


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Howdy!

I used a Apple Lighting-to-HDMI adapter to mirror from my iPhone or IPad before going to Apple TV.
Yes it mirrored everything when connected.

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chiefneon wrote:

Howdy!

I used a Apple Lighting-to-HDMI adapter to mirror from my iPhone or IPad before going to Apple TV.
Yes it mirrored everything when connected.


Not quite. Once in while I get a message saying HDMI cannot be streamed.
They do have ways of blocking some programs

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If you cant use Chromecast use Screenbeam, it's like Chromecast but connects via Wifi direct to the Screenbeam HDMI adapter. This is a direct wifi connection, you are not creating a wifi network.

You select "Smartview" (Miracast) on your phone, after you load the Screenbeam software, and off you go.

Whatever is on the screen of your phone goes directly to your TV screen. I use it for Netflix, YouTube etc. when my Hot Spot data limit gets low.

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