Television. Can be used to display video and project audio or it can be used for video display only.

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HDMI Display: Make the TV always show the current video playing

When I connect my laptop to my TV via a HDMI cable it shows the laptop screen. This allows me to play videos on my laptop and view them on my TV screen. But if I open another window, say an internet ...
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How do I connect my laptop (VGA port) to a TV (HDMI port only)

I have a laptop which has a VGA port only. I want to connect it to a TV which has a HDMI port only. As expected, the TV has a HDMI cable only. So, what would be the simplest way to connect my laptop ...
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Macbook Pro -> LCD TV wireless display options?

I have a 2011 Macbook Pro which is running Lion (can upgrade to Mountain Lion if needed), and an LG LCD TV which is connected to and controlled via a Windows PC. At times when I'm using my Macbook in ...
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Should a HDMI cable go to the receiver first or directly to the TV? [closed]

I have a receiver for my stereo system and a TV. I am wondering how I should hook these up. Right now I currently have everything (DVD player, Xbox, TV box) all going to the receiver and then one ...
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How to output HD Video for a photo slideshow to a TV for purposes of a giant photo frame

Hi guys I am thinking about getting a 32 LED HD TV to serve as a big photo frame on the wall. But I need a small/discrete or wireless? way to output video to it, does anyone have ideas on how I can ...
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Gateway NV59C (Windows 7) Connecting to a tv via HDMI

I have connected my laptop to my tv via HDMI cable, and I get a picture on my tv, however, my tv does not put audio out; instead the laptop plays the audio. How do I switch it, so my tv plays the ...
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Blurry Video on TV when going through Desktop GPU

Ok so I have a Samsung 46 in led with a Native resolution of 1920x1080 this one for reference: http://www.samsung.com/us/video/tvs/UN46EH6000FXZA I also have it connected to my Desktop (with a 570gtx ...
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using old laptop as connection to wireless tv

Fact A: I recently got an old laptop back from a friend (a lenovo X61, still quite a decent machine) who doesn't need it anymore. Fact B: Some of my friends are boasting about their Apple TV's, ...
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Share HD between laptop and Panasonic TV

I have a 1TB Western Digital USB external hard drive, which I originally wanted to use solely with my Panasonic Viera TV for recording missed programs, etc. This setup was fully functional, but I now ...
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How to get TV image to computer? [closed]

I have a TV (LG55LM620T) with Mini-SCART (RGB) out and a All-In-One computer (Acer Aspire 7600U) with HDMI In on it. How can I transfer the TV-image to the computer? Any converter for SCART Mini to ...
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IGMP v3 multicasted television through router with IGMP v2

we can connect to internet using LAN cable at out student's dormatory. We can watch multicasted television on our computers using VLC media player. Everything works fine this way. I decided to buy ...
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One HDMI-cable to send video/sound alternately both ways?

I have a TV and a kind of HTPC*, both with HDMI-out/in. Now I want to connect these so that I can both send the TV-signal to the HTPC HDMI-input and send the HTPC display-signal to the TV HDMI-input. ...
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Connect 42" 1080p TV instead of monitor to Mac Mini

I have very certain question coming from very certain conditions. I have a big TV (42 inches, 1920×1080). It has HDMI (more than one) and VGA ports. I tried to connect Windows 8 laptop to it and that ...
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Share internet connection with LAN TV (one step further to use it with Android device)

I have bought a LED TV with LAN port. I successfully shared the wireless internet connection from my laptop to the TV with a LAN cable and now the TV is free to browse internet sites and play anything ...
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TV stream and VPN

I'm trying to see a Spanish TV channel by Internet from Germany, but nor with a Spanish proxy and neither through VPN can I see this channel. I work with Ubuntu 12.10 and This live TV channel can be ...
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HDMI Laptop to TV - Speakers cracking and popping when displaying video, but only listening to audio is fine

I'll start off by saying that I've had a few issues in getting the audio to go from the laptop to the TV but after uninstalling and re-installing the drivers a few times I got that to work. Even now ...
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Easiest way to set up a workstation with TV and multiple monitors

In my bedroom, I have a PC, two monitors, and an HD television. I'd like to set these all up to work together in two modes: Working on the PC - in this mode the two monitors should be enabled and ...
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How can I save and switch between multiple display and audio configurations in Windows 7?

I connected my PC to my TV so that I can play some games on the big screen with an Xbox controller, console style. My video card only allows 2 of its 3 outputs enabled at a time, which are currently ...
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Use a LCD Monitor as a TV

Firstly let me say that I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this question. If it is not then it'd be nice if a moderator could move it to the appropriate forum. I have a 22" LCD Samsung ...
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Streaming application content into multiple TVs

I want to stream an application content (or desktop) into multiple TVs in a quite big salon. What should we consider? What should be our strategy? I'm from a programming background.
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Connecting a TV remote control to a Windows 7 Desktop?

I was just wondering how possible it is to connect a remote control to a Windows 7 system. I’m connecting the computer to a 24" TV via HDMI to be used as a TV, playing things mainly through VLC. ...
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Streaming content to Vizio TV over DLNA

I have a 55" Vizio TV. I noticed in the on screen menus that it could stream content from my PC. I even managed to browse the video files on the PC. However, my MP4 files won't play on the TV. ...
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Controlling TV Channel Through Computer

I'm passing my TV input through my computer so that I can use the video stream in an application I'm creating which then outputs to my TV. E.g. Sky Digibox/FreeView box -> Laptop -> TV Where on my ...
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Obtaining clear cable signal with Hauppage 1191-950Q TV Tuner

I bought a Hauppauge 1191 WinTV-HVR-950Q TV Tuner a while back, and I am attempting to use it to watch TV in Windows Media Center. I do not have cable TV, however I used to have Comcast. Through ...
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connecting internet TV modem to repeater router, will it work?

I've internet TV at home, it works via special modem which connects to router via Lan interface. I'd like to move Tv to a room which has no router. so i'd like to use wifi for internet TV. My plan ...
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Fix overscan in Linux with Intel graphics Vizio HDTV

I am connecting my server to my HDTV so that I can conveniently display it there. My VIZIO HDTV cuts off all 4 edges. I already realize it is not optimal to be running a GUI on a server; this server ...
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Stream YouTube from PC to Internet Enabled TV

Well I have a Samsung Smart TV (7000 series) and I would like to be able to stream a YouTube video from my computer to it. I know that I could just load it up in the Smart UI, but the Windows UI is so ...
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DLNA - connect tv to router

I have a tv which supports DLNA and I'd like to connect it to my PC so I could stream movies to it. However, I can't use a cable because the PC and it's router are too faraway. Therefore, I was ...
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No signal showing on LCD TV when I connect a Laptop via VGA to HDMI cable

I am trying to connect my laptop to a Samsung LCD TV by VGA TO HDMI cable My Laptop finds the Samsung tv on display setting. But when I press fn+F7 key to switch display modes my TV displays No ...
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LCD TV through HDMI without duplicating display

I have an LCD TV that is connected to the PC with a HDMI cable. I usually select "Duplicate these displays" in display options. This also means that both the monitor and TV will do the same thing. Is ...
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iso movie for watching on TV [closed]

I've downloaded movie which is in .ISO extension file. When I open it using Deamon Tools I can see three folsers: Any!,BDMV,CERTIFICATE. Is it possible to place this movie on portable HDD to watch it ...
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Connecting PC to tv (using VGA)

I'm trying to connect my laptop to my TV, to use an old laptop as a HTPC. The laptop only has VGA connection, so using HDMI, DVI or DVI-S is not an option. The laptop has windows 7 home, and the TV ...
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PCI Tv Tuner not receiving signal

I inherited an Angel II PCI Dual TV Tuner card, popped it into my computer's PCI slot, plugged in my coax cable, but am having trouble getting any type of signal to it. The computer I am using is ...
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Cropped picture in TV when connecting laptop to TV with HDMI

I have this TV http://www.hdtvsolutions.com/pdf/LC370SL8.pdf and an HP Pavilion dv6 laptop. When connecting the latop to the TV with HDMI I set the resolution 1280x720 on the TV (it's strange, ...
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I want to watch BBC IPlayer and ITV Player in Bahrain [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I make my IP address appear to be from another country? How do I go about watching British TV programmes on British websites in Bahrain? They recognise that I am ...
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Having a different display on the Laptop and HDMI TV [closed]

I need help in getting my Laptop and TV (HDMI) displays working. Is it possible to be doing stuff on the laptop without showing on the TV, just like using a projector and a laptop? For example: ...
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How can I automatically switch audio to my speakers when my TV-as-2nd-monitor is not in use?

I have a normal LCD monitor as my primary monitor and an HD LCD television as a 2nd monitor (connected through HDMI). I also have a set of normal speakers for the computer (a Windows 7 machine) that ...
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Is it possible to copy recordings off of a DVR box hard drive? [closed]

My cable TV company gives me a Cisco Explorer 8640HDC DVR box that can record shows from TV. I know that it contains a hard drive to save the shows on. What format and file system are used to store ...
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Samsung 32" LCD TV as PC Monitor, resolution problems

I have a Samsung LE32C450 TV connected to my Nvidia 7300LE via the VGA connector. I managed to obtain 1360x768 resolution (after some work, NVidia driver, Nvidia-settings, xrandr, cursing to every ...
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External TV tuner for my monitor?

I'm living in the dorms at the moment. I have access to the standard TV cable. The problem is that I have only HDMI, DVI, and VGA ports in my monitor(it's a monitor after all). I was wondering if ...
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failed to connect Acer AS 4736ZG to TV through HDMI

It's my sister's laptop and I just got a new HDMI cable for her. After she connected the laptop to her LCD TV, she found out that pressing Fn+F5 doens't work at all, both TV and laptop screen didn't ...
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External monitor only shows desktop's background

I have an USB to HDMI adapter/converter (DisplayLink) and a HDMI to HDMI cable. I've connected one end to the adapter and the other end to my 19" flat screen Samsung TV's HDMI port, to use my TV as a ...
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Can I watch full HD Videos on a supported TV from a laptop without a full HD display?

I have a notebook with 1366 × 768 screen resolution but with an HDMI out port, that can be connected to my TV. My TV has an HDMI input port and supports a screen resolution of 1920 × 1080. Is it ...
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Plug a laptop without a screen to tv?

I have this old laptop with a half broken screen(hp 8510w). I tried to plug to my tv (LG Flatron M2780D). I used HDMI without any problem, except the tv detected automatically the laptop only once ...
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Need wireless screen clonning and streaming media

I have a LG TV which has USB input (play divx, xvid, mkv, everything) and I would like to connect it wirelessly to my notebook so I can play files directly from it's hd. I have found some solutions ...
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Ethernet without cables

I have a Wi-Fi router and is going to buy a TV. Our Internet provider also offers TV service, it gives for free a special receiver, which is connected with Ethernet and HDMI cables to the router and ...
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How can I stream a game through VLC to my TV?

Is there a viable solution that can stream live input from PC games such as Left 4 Dead to the TV, possibly using DLNA? I've found a lot of streaming hard- and software, but they're all about sharing ...
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Can't play movie on TV with DTS audio codec

Most movies have DTS audio codec but my TV can't play it. Is there anything can be done about it? Maybe somehow change codec? Or maybe you can download audio in separate file? If it matters I play it ...
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Bridging two connections in windows 7

I have recently bought an Samsung UE32ES5500 and I want to connect it to the internet. Not wanting to buy an expensive Samsung wireless adapter for the TV, I've decided to use an ethernet cable. ...
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Linking two networks that have a common device

I recently bought a Samsung Smart TV having in mind to connect it to the Internet. Because my router is very far from it and not wanting to buy an expensive wireless for the TV, I created a homemade ...