is there any way to turn raspberry to a HDMI WiFi dongle for HDTV's with non-integrated WiFi support ... (things like chrome cast -Microsoft dongle -(Roku) - ...) can be any support for Wi-Di (wireless display)?

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I think what you are looking for is the Kodi distribution. I use it on my RaPi to run a projector.

It even receives the projector remote signals down the HDMI cable and responds correctly.

Downsides are a lack of codec support and lack of apps for things like Netflix. For a fully featured solution you might be better off getting a dedicated dongle or a pre-built Android box running Kodi.

  • There is a Netflix app for Kodi, if I'm not mistaken.
    – Havnar
    Sep 3, 2015 at 9:36
  • There may well be a Netflix app for Kodi, but not Kodi on the RaPi. It's not considered a secure platform. The current 'workaround' still involves the paid-for PlayOn Media Server on your network. RaPi forums Reddit Kodi Tutorial
    – Skrrp
    Sep 3, 2015 at 9:52
  • I'm pretty sure my Pi2 running OSMC Kodi has a netflix app so I can't tell you for sure since I don't own a Netflix subscription . However, this is off-topic since there is no mention of Netflix in the question.
    – Havnar
    Sep 3, 2015 at 10:26
  • guys actually it cant handle more than 480p (even encoded ) i think its not the issue of the processor pf the raspberry beacuse most of the high_end router have the same cpu (there are mostly have the frequency of broadcom soc that integrated in raspberry) its the kodii thing ....
    – Parano
    Sep 3, 2015 at 18:31

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