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  posted on 8/3/2008 at 11:17 AM
I have a 1 year old Sony Bravia HD tv with tons of inputs and outputs & a 2 year old HP Pavilion with the same.

I have a subscription to a yoga site where I log on and get videos from the library and watch them on my PC. Can I hook my PC to my TV to watch them? They are not burned onto my hard drive.

 

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  posted on 8/3/2008 at 06:56 PM
Check if your TV has a VGA connection, it looks like the one where you connect your monitor to the PC.
If so, just use a VGA cable to hook the PC to the TV, set it to the appropriate input, and watch away.

Also, some video cards have a "Super VGA" connection. It looks a lot like the place you plug your mouse into. Us a SVGA cable as above and you can see the video.

In either case, if you wanted sound through the TV, you would also have to run a sound cable.
Of course you could just hook speakers to the PC.

 

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  posted on 8/3/2008 at 08:46 PM
Your Sony probably has HDMI inputs. If your computer has a DVI output, you can get a cable with DVI on one end and HDMI on the other, or an HDMI-to-DVI converter, and hook the two together. Should be no problem.

 

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  posted on 8/4/2008 at 07:10 AM
I have a 46" Sony Bravia and its currently hooked up to my Dell laptop so I have a big ass monitor in the living room.

Like Jerry said, just check for the VGA input. Your laptop should have it and your TV definately has it. Check the cables that came with your TV as you should have the appropriate cable in the pack. I got one with mine.

 

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  posted on 8/4/2008 at 07:24 AM
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I have a 46" Sony Bravia and its currently hooked up to my Dell laptop so I have a big ass monitor in the living room.




I can see it now, you and the wife on the couch, you're online. " Honey, watch me get this pinhead fired up"

 

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  posted on 8/4/2008 at 07:37 AM
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Your Sony probably has HDMI inputs. If your computer has a DVI output, you can get a cable with DVI on one end and HDMI on the other, or an HDMI-to-DVI converter, and hook the two together. Should be no problem.


Yes, I definately have HDMI on the tv. I'm sure the pc has what you're describing - can't check, I'm at work now.

Oh the possibilties of this.....

Thanks

 

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  posted on 8/4/2008 at 04:14 PM
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I have a 46" Sony Bravia and its currently hooked up to my Dell laptop so I have a big ass monitor in the living room.


Well, that makes me glad that I never started the thread "mine is bigger than yours" about my dinky little 42" monitor.

 

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  posted on 8/4/2008 at 04:38 PM
let us know when you get this figured out / working. we will be over for the next iClips festival. I'll bring some beer and various items for the grill.

 

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