LCD TV and Computer

June 15, 2009 at 15:08:02
Specs: Windows Vista, Intel Core i7-920 processor(8MB L3 Cache 2.66GHz)
I would like to connect my PC to my flat panel and be able to utilize the internet on my TV. Ditching sat. TV and will be using NetFlix a little more as well as network websites. Also, the PC is running Vista.

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#1
June 15, 2009 at 15:23:13
You'll need a video card with TV out - HDMI, or whatever input on the TV you want to connect to. That'll handle the physical connection. Beyond that, depending on what version of Vista you have, Media Center is a good solution for displaying media content. It can even play Netflix.

You might also like a remote to control the computer / Media Center, so you can use the computer more like a set-top box.

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#2
June 17, 2009 at 09:18:54
I have Vista Home Premium on the PC and it seems I read that this version bundled the media center in it.

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#3
June 17, 2009 at 09:33:48
Ok great! Now all you need is that TV-out card and a remote.

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#4
June 17, 2009 at 09:36:33
Do you also want to send sound to the TV speakers ?

Then you will need a cable with one end 3.5 mm jack and the other, two RCA connectors.

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SuatCINI


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#5
June 17, 2009 at 09:39:40
...unless he uses HDMI ;)

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#6
June 17, 2009 at 10:05:25
If the graphics card with HDMI supports audio codecs as well, that is fine. Otherwise, he needs a separate cable to convey sound from soundcard to TV. He has to check. This is what I meant.

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#7
June 17, 2009 at 10:06:04
Good point.

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#8
June 18, 2009 at 05:20:24
Thanks for the suggestions!! I don't have a wireless router yet, but wanted to do the hookup just to see if it would work. I used an extra VGA cable I had and I can see the computer screen on my TV. NOW the problem is the DSL isn't working and the PC isn't recognizing the install CD in the drive. I really would prefer not to involve the carrier since they will want to charge me more money for and "additional hookup"...any thoughts?

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#9
June 18, 2009 at 09:15:07
I suggest starting a new thread for that issue.

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