WIFI module to TV.

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by arunkumar2k5, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. arunkumar2k5

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    Hi all ,

    I have a small idea , thought i can share it and get it more implemetable.

    Now the TVs come with in buit Wifi , we can connect it to internet and watch Youtube videos.

    I am thinking of a module (costing about 150 - 200 $) which can fit in to exisiting TV and change that wifi .

    To my knowledge , all you need is a small embedded mother board which can run Linux in it. I should have a WIFI, VGA out put. We need to attach a VGA-PAL convertor to it and thats it , the module is ready to use.


    Feel free to comment this idea :rolleyes:
     
  2. blueroomelectronics

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    Change the WiFi to what?
     
  3. wayneh

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    Do you intend this to be different than the commercial devices already being sold? The AppleTV is a specialized example, but there are others.
     
  4. blueroomelectronics

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    I've yet to see a TV with WiFi built in, wired Ethernet yes but not wireless.
     
  5. wayneh

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    They're starting to show up.
     
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  7. arunkumar2k5

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    Hi Thanks ,

    But I feel the module which you are refering will work with a device which has a ethernet enabled, to avoid cables.

    But what i am looking at is a module which connects to internet with wifi and connects to TV by RC ( AV) module.

    Did make my point clear.
     
  8. wayneh

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  9. mcgyvr

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    Connecting it to the internet is one thing.. Having the firmware to use that data is another story.
     
  10. wayneh

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    Right, I can't imagine a DIY solution here. I'd just use an old laptop, or a Mac-mini.
     
  11. mcgyvr

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    Seems your wanting to make a WiFi enabled media center for older TV's.. OF which there are already many saturating the market for newer or older TV's.
    OF course people that are interested in streaming TV/Video,etc.. over WiFi have the money to buy a blue ray/new TV,etc.. all with this functionality already. What advantages will your device have when I can get a web/Wifi enabled blueray DVD player with built in Netflix/Hulu,etc.. for around $100 bucks.

    If you had this idea 10 years ago you might have something no its nothing new... Keep thinking though
     
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