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#1 fishonkevin

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Posted 05 March 2024 - 09:58 AM

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I am trying to eliminate my last cable for imaging in the field. My current system is a Beelink U59 at the scope, BT mouse, BT keyboard, wired monitor. The last cable is only a 10' cable going to the monitor. In the dark this cable presents a trip hazard. I like being able to monitor PHD, and NINA's progress through out the session and show images to Visitors who might stop by. I know from reading threads here that most people are using RDP and a laptop, but my laptop is a power hog so I don't want to go that route. I was wondering if anyone has used a  Wireless HDMI Transmitter and Receiver to accomplish this ( https://www.amazon.c...668&ref=sr_pg_1 ). There are quite a few on Amazon. I think it may work, but wanted some opinions before spending the $$.

 

Thanks, Kevin



#2 psandelle

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Posted 05 March 2024 - 02:33 PM

Hello

I am trying to eliminate my last cable for imaging in the field. My current system is a Beelink U59 at the scope, BT mouse, BT keyboard, wired monitor. The last cable is only a 10' cable going to the monitor. In the dark this cable presents a trip hazard. I like being able to monitor PHD, and NINA's progress through out the session and show images to Visitors who might stop by. I know from reading threads here that most people are using RDP and a laptop, but my laptop is a power hog so I don't want to go that route. I was wondering if anyone has used a  Wireless HDMI Transmitter and Receiver to accomplish this ( https://www.amazon.c...668&ref=sr_pg_1 ). There are quite a few on Amazon. I think it may work, but wanted some opinions before spending the $$.

 

Thanks, Kevin

You could remote in with a tablet. That's what I do, either with direct control (table to Beelink).

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Posted 07 March 2024 - 02:24 AM

What I do is simply use my old router (after I upgraded the house one) and obtained a 5.5x2.1mm power cable to supply power to it from my battery for when I do remote stuff  (otherwise when I am at home I'm close enough to use the home WiFi since I have a mesh system installed).

Hook the router up to the battery, power it up and once it's percolating along I then fire the computers up, which are set to connect to the SSID automatically when they detect it.  Then I run headless on the control computers using VNC.




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