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Poppa John
07-09-2008, 11:28 AM
Hi All.

I would like to play a DVD on the computer onto the TV. What do I need to do? Thanks. PJ

07-09-2008, 11:31 AM
What sort of TV is it? LCD/Plasma or CRT?

Speedy Gonzales
07-09-2008, 11:31 AM
You need a videocard with video out and the video drivers for it, so you can enable it through its config / program / whatever the drivers installed

Altho depending on the videocard / drivers, not all let you view DVDs on TV.

Poppa John
07-09-2008, 01:41 PM
What sort of TV is it? LCD/Plasma or CRT?

Panasonic CRT. PJ

07-09-2008, 04:18 PM
Yea well then as Speedy says you need to check your video card to see if it has video out - either composite or s-video is what your TV will most likely have.

Poppa John
07-09-2008, 05:54 PM
OK Thanks. PJ

08-09-2008, 06:46 AM
Both our CRT TV's have S-Video inputs (Mitsubishi and a GoldStar).. all I did was make sure my video card had an S-Video output (I had to buy a card), and the cable to connect them both.

Since mine was done with a Linux OS (GeexboX), drivers were preinstalled

09-09-2008, 06:09 PM
I connect my computer to TV through S-video. TV only has component though, luckily the graphics card driver could set what type of signal get sent out so I just select component and that worked.

Had to buy some adaptor plugs from dse(!) to get the right combination of cable though...

09-09-2008, 10:35 PM
I got one of these http://cgi.ebay.com.au/PC-to-TV-S-Video-Converter-Adapter-Switch-Box-VGA-AV_W0QQitemZ160280564275QQihZ006QQcategoryZ41993QQ ssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

The resolution isn't that good (old tv) but still good enough for DVDs.