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At work, we are thinking of getting a TV for presentation/showing things. I had the idea that we could connect a PC, to stream our screens (wirelessly) through it, to the TV (like inverse screen sharing). Is this possible?

Both Windows and Mac users would need to share their screen.

Screen sharer PC  --[wifi]-->  PC  --[HDMI]-->  TV
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About a year ago, me and a friend started to write software that could do just that, It was an embedded Linux device with HDMI out. Wish we would of finished it now!!! – squarebear Aug 24 '11 at 14:17
I googled for "wireless OR 802.11 PC screen HDMI" and got some results that looked relevant. – RedGrittyBrick Aug 24 '11 at 14:27
Steve> That's cool, how far have you come? – Znarkus Aug 24 '11 at 14:59
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You should be able to achieve this by:

  1. Run a VNC viewer in listen mode on PC connected to TV.
  2. Run a VNC server on Screen sharer PC, connecting it to the listen mode viewer.

There are several VNC software options for Mac (Chicken of the VNC, JollyFastVNC) and Windows (TightVNC, RealVNC).

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You mean I could actually make the server connect to the client? – Znarkus Aug 24 '11 at 14:58
Yes, that's what listen mode is for. Here's a decent-looking tutorial, in the context of remote support. – mboldt Aug 24 '11 at 17:37

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