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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!

  • I think you are " doing it wrong".. Do Windows file sharing on the PC and get a Kodi box. – davidgo Jul 17 '18 at 9:12
  • Wouldn't this be the most expensive option? Of course, getting a second computer like the Nvidia Shield would do the job, but can't it be done cheaper? – Chris Jul 17 '18 at 9:17
  • Are you aware a Kodi box costs about US$50? – davidgo Jul 17 '18 at 9:23
  • No. Which box are you referring to? – Chris Jul 17 '18 at 9:48
  • Kodi boxes are low power hardware (think something similar to a Raspberry Pi, etc.) with the open-source Kodi "Home Theater" software installed on them. There are some third-party resources for these (i.e. people who build and sell them themselves) but you can use a guide like the following one to compare some DIY options - techradar.com/news/best-kodi-xbmc-streaming-boxes – Anaksunaman Jul 17 '18 at 10:50

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