Okay, I've tried realvnc. It's surprisingly fast, but slow via Wireless G. It's the latency that bothers more via wifi, not the actual page draw. Now via 100Mbps (not Gb), it's very, very fast. Again, you can notice some latency, but you really have to be looking for it.
However, it does not play video. Just a black screen. After searching for answers, I found this:
Tue, every vnc I know on M$Windows just polls the video memory. Most video
display apps and definitly the ones using video overlaying or direct-draw or
other accelleration (so that'll bee all) do NOT use the vidoe memory. Hence,
vnc can never see the video picture.
And others like this. Makes sense - that's what direct x (direct acess to the hardware) is all about right? Windows does not even know what's going on, that's why we can game with window.Quote:
Video is displayed on directx surface which is not picked up by free
version of vnc. If you use personal/enterprise edition of vnc with
mirror driver you will get video. IMHO, is it a bad idea, as it takes a
lot of cpu/bandwidth. You will be better off using something like vlc to
stream video over the network.
Again, the plan is to have two screens anyway, one daylight visible AND bigger than 7", so video is supposed to go the the rear screens. It would be nice to see the visualizations though, so that's going to be on the second screen. Or maybe I'll make the Tablet the main computer...will see about that.
I also tested the above in an old notebook (Pentium III 700 with 384Mb RAM running XP, 10/100 wired network). It can't get much worse than this, so maybe the latency thing will get better with a Pentium M or CoreSolo/Duo and more memory, and gigabit connection.
I'm also going to try Maxvista, but for now I'm happy. Now is to figure out how to hide the notebook back into the huge console...