I've been looking for a solution to connecting my desktop machine to the television in the living room for the purposes of gaming. The obvious choice to simply connect the two together with a HDMI cable, and while both television and computer are in the same room, the wife wouldn't appreciate the 5 - 10 meter cable required in plain sight.
Now I have my Raspberry Pi, I think I have the solution; a VNC client. The main issue I can think of is the response time over the network. Input latency can be removed by simply using a keyboard-mouse / gamepad connected the computer rather than the Pi.
I have little experience with VNC so it might be that it simply isn't suitable for what I require (a low response time). Does anyone have any thoughts / experiences on this topic? This is my project for this weekend so I will post my successes / failures.