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#1 muzzles

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 04:47 PM

Hello,

I'm looking for a comprehensive (as best as can be) site or link to understand how and the limitaions, needs and capabilities of using my TV as a monitor to play movies from a laptop or external HD. I think I can use the AV input jacks on the DVD player, but want to find out and understand the formats that they need to be in if necessary. The manual for the DVD player has no information and I can not find any information on line. The player may not have that capability, but I need to understand what I need so I can purchase the correct one. Right now I have XP on a desktop and one lapto and Vista on another laptop.

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 05:30 PM

With a little more information muzzles, someone here may be able to help you out:

A list of the output jacks on the desktop, and 2 laptops
A list of the input jacks on the TV, and DVD player
Make and model of the desktop, laptops, TV, and DVD player
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P, CPU: Phenom II X4 955 Deneb BE, HS/F: CoolerMaster V8, RAM: 2 x 1G Kingston HyperX DDR2 800, VGA: ECS GeForce Black GTX 560, PSU: Antec TruePower Modular 750W, Soundcard: Asus Xonar D1, Case: CoolerMaster COSMOS 1000, Storage: Internal - 2 x Seagate 250GB SATA, 2 x WD 1TB SATA; External - Seagate 500GB USB, WD 640GB eSATA, 3 x WD 1TB eSATA

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 06:56 PM

thanks for your quick reply. It ended up in my new ISP spam filter and luckily found it.
Since the last post I'm switching to comcast and do not know the DVR information yet. Can you recommend a website or location to best review prior to the arrival of the DVR so to hopefullly limit the questions?

Thank you for all your help

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 11:07 PM

A good place to start, is a Google search.
An interesting tutorial on HDTV
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P, CPU: Phenom II X4 955 Deneb BE, HS/F: CoolerMaster V8, RAM: 2 x 1G Kingston HyperX DDR2 800, VGA: ECS GeForce Black GTX 560, PSU: Antec TruePower Modular 750W, Soundcard: Asus Xonar D1, Case: CoolerMaster COSMOS 1000, Storage: Internal - 2 x Seagate 250GB SATA, 2 x WD 1TB SATA; External - Seagate 500GB USB, WD 640GB eSATA, 3 x WD 1TB eSATA

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 11:34 AM

thank you very much. I'm debating on just burning onto dvd with dvdflckr and playing them which might be the simplest.

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