WiFi Media Streaming DIRECT from AV Input
Looks that what might seem as perfectly clear to one person, can actually be interpreted in many ways by others.
Testimony to that is my original inquiry that spawned many replies (thanks to all that cared and tried to provide good advice), none of which however referred to the configuration I actually had in mind ...
In view of which, and following Bob's suggestion, I'll try to rephrase my inquiry, in the hope that this will put us all on the same page
Let us start with a simple example:
1. In one room of the house there is a Cable Box that also has the ability to record TV shows on its own hard disk, for viewing at a later time.
2. A WiFi LAN is available in this house (Router + Laptop + Printer + WiFi TV set + ...)
3. The WiFi-enabled TV-set resides in ANOTHER room than the Cable-Box mentioned above.
4. The goal is to watch the program recorded by the Cable-Box, on the WiFi-enabled TV-Set, by using the house's WiFi LAN for communications between the two.
5. As The Cable-Box is NOT WiFi-enabled (not even LAN-enabled), but DOES have Video+Audio outputs (that, normally, would be connected directly to a nearby TV-set), a new "box" is needed, that would take that Video+Audio feed from the Cable-Box and broadcast it to the home WiFi LAN, to be picked up from there by any other member of the LAN (specifically, the WiFi-enabled TV-Set from paragraph 3. above).
6. Of course, such a "box" could take similar inputs from just about any other device (VCR, DVD Player, ...) that produces Video+Audio feed, with the Video part available -- at least -- on a classical RCA (yellow) Composite connector, as well as -- hopefully -- S-Video, Component & HDMI.
7. As you may see from this description, while the device would enable viewing in one room feed originating from another room in the SAME house, over the WiFi LAN, -
a. it would NOT broadcast such info to the "cloud" (to be seen from over the ocean),
b. it would NOT be limited to only HD (HMDI) material (as regular, composite, feed should be supported as well),
c. it would NOT be dependent on a PC (or Laptop, for that matter) to do its daily work - the WiFi infrastructure should suffice! (of course, during initial setup, a PC should be used to set the LAN configuration [LAN name, IP, Security type & Password, ...] to the BOX, but that should be the ONLY time the PC plays any role in this context), and
d. it would NOT create a "LAN" of its own, using proprietary receivers (installed close to the TV-Set) - the EXISTING infrastructure should suffice, and the Box is to become a "member" of the existing LAN.
Hopefully the inquiry is better understood now.
So, if anyone knows about such a Box, please share with us
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