Looking for some help here please. We are at Mums and she rarely watches tv and never in the lounge where ‘big tv’ is. So it’s really there for when my sister or me visit.
Streaming set up is clunky though. Internet is with Talk Talk, service is ok, about 33mps and Mum never uses it. Router has been upgraded but is at the bottom of the stairs. WiFi in lounge was never great, so years ago, we ran a hard wire into there and into the Dads old laptop, then a long HDMI cable from the laptop to the old flatscreen but dumb LG tv
So we select Netflix or whatever on the laptop, which displays the the tv and use the wireless mouse to select stuff. But the last few visits, everything is stutters, we get constant errors and the whole set up is failing. My sister also put a TP Link extender in the lounge for when she works at Mums.
Without replacing the old laptop ( as we bring our devices anyway) what’s the best ‘box’ I can plug into the tv and stream stuff. I’m not interest in casting to a box via a phone or tablet, the box has to do it all. I’d like to just take the laptop out of the setup altogether.
Is it possible?