Wireless monitor for a PC?

Discussion in 'Gaming and Software' started by EX_STAB, Dec 22, 2008.

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  1. For reasons I won't bore you with it would be handy to have a wireless monitor for a PC. I can get a wireless keyboard, mouse etc but what about a monitor?

    The general idea is to access the PC from outside a secure enclosure without using another machine.

    Any ideas?
  2. It's to do with bandwidth issues. You simply can't get that amount of information over the air (especially when gaming), decoded and back on the screen in time. You would also need a specialist AV decoder\encoder on the PC and the monitor, coupled with the security risk of someone being able to capture your screen input remotely (even encrypted content can be captured and decoded later)!. It would also be a very niche product invoking premium costs for a not very good product.
  3. They do exist. We purchased some to display Power Point but haven't used them yet so cannot comment on the picture quality. Not sure but think they came from Maplins.

    Edited to add;

    Cannot find the ones we have but they are similar to THIS.
  4. msr

    msr LE

    A laptop?
  5. That's what I thought. I've found a link selling an adapter, but the price was $1000 for a 720 screen. Seems over priced for the average user, tbh.
  6. I think you have purchased wireless video senders. Not really the same thing. Although people are talking about using the wireless USB standard to do this with. I can't imaging it taking off very well considering the difficulties we currently have just getting Blu-Tooth devices and wireless keyboard\mice to work in a continuous fashion. And how would you be able to fault find a duff wireless monitor connection if you can't see the screen in the first place?
  7. I think the fact that they are not being used suggests that they are not that good.

    There is also a method of sending it over the internal digital phone line, more secure and image quality should remain fine but I'm not geeky enough to know the ins and outs of that one.
  8. That's RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) which is fine for desktop support and light office work, but you can't do gaming, video or other graphically intense\multimedia operations down it.
  9. It's looking as though it will be more trouble than it's worth!
  10. elovabloke

    elovabloke LE Moderator

    Let me get this right. You would like to access a PC that is in a secure enclosure with a monitor that is not in a secure enclosure. :?

    If I have that right why not blow the security out of the window and move the PC into the cafe.

    I still have my drink induced party head on so may have got this all wrong.
  11. msr

    msr LE

  12. It's to avoid the main data drives being burned or stolen. The risk of someone accessing them and deleting all the files is slender. I'll probably just end up cabling it or accessing the data across the network and just having a monitor and keyboard in the strongroom for administration tasks.
  13. elovabloke

    elovabloke LE Moderator

  14. elovabloke

    elovabloke LE Moderator

    But still could be done.

    It's just that the Int boys ripped me a new one over somethink similair a while back. After that I always played in the secure room.