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Pc in one room, tv monitor in another.. best control solution?

Last response: in Components
January 19, 2012 2:36:26 AM

So I'm going to stick a PC in one room and in the adjacent room is my bedroom with large TV where I'll watch movies/shows etc.. What is the best solution to control everything?

I was thinking bluetooth mouse? Maybe my iphone for the keyboard, if that's possible?
January 19, 2012 3:03:03 AM

do you have your pc already plugged into the tv?
you can buy a remote and media card for your computer or wireless mouse and keys would also work.
January 19, 2012 3:28:43 AM

I do not have the PC built yet but it will have HDMI so I'm going to run an HDMI to the TV.

remote and media card? Without line of sight?
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January 19, 2012 3:44:54 AM

What you want is media center software like XBMC ( or Plex (

They give you a great interface to view content on your TV and allow you to control your media center using an iOS/Android app.
You can also have your movie collection sitting on one PC and stream it to all other devices on your network, including Xbox 360, iOS/Android devices or jailbroken AppleTV.
You can even run the media server on some NAS servers.
January 19, 2012 3:59:34 AM

my TV is an LG 46" that came out like in 2010 or 2009 I believe and it has that home media connection software built in I think.. forgot what it's called though