I am using a HTPC to watch movies on an older plasma TV (LG 60PK990, built in 2010). For this purpose I am using:
a) a wired connection via HDMI cable from the HTPC to the TV b) a wired connection from the audio output of the HTPC to a Denon DRA-F107 stereo receiver + stereo speakers c) a Logitech K400 Plus wireless keyboard and mouse d) The HTPC runs Windows 10 and for playback I use MPC-HC with madvr and some custom settings
The problem is that the PC is also used as an office machine in a different room, so every time I want to watch a movie, I have to carry the case to the room with the TV (15 m further away).
I am looking for a solution, which solves this problem, so that I don't need to physically move the HTPC.
My questions are the following:
1) Is it possible to connect a device to the TV which will give me the possibility to use the TV as a monitor and at the same offer the feature of opening a remote session on the PC, so that I can start MPC-HC from the TV room? I have Ethernet LAN and Wi-Fi in both rooms. Would Google Chromecast for instance do this job?
2) If there is such a device as listed under 1): Can I connect the Logitech K400 Plus or any other external keyboard/mouse combo to it? I still need some peripherals to control the playback.
Your input is appreciated! Also, if you know an easier solution, don't hesitate to tell me. Thank you!