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You haven't said which operating system you're using, but on Windows I believe you can just change the default playback device in via the Sound control panel applet. It will probably change to HDMI automatically when you plug the cable in, but then you should be able to just go into control panel and switch it back to your laptop. Alternatively, your media ...


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The video signal is identical in DVI and HDMI. In fact, you can buy cheap (under $5) to convert one to the other. So from a quality perspective, there is no difference. HDMI cables seem slightly more convenient, with smaller connectors. Also, if you plan on hooking it up to other TVs, they are more likely to have HDMI than DVI. On the other hand, if you ...


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Follow this steps after connecting the HDMI cable. go to control panel Hardware and Sound Manage Audio Devices Select speaker/hp make Default and apply this should work if you have windows 7.


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It's possible using VLC, with an Ethernet cable if the WiFi signal is too weak. If space and hardware allow, a physical monitor cable would be best to eliminate lag from wireless interference and encoding bottlenecks. As mentioned in Smetad Anarkist's answer, the TV itself might also buffer DLNA feeds, making fast responses impossible. Here's a summary of ...


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You are not going to be able to use your hdmi port because it is output only. And you cannot import HD video into USB without spending a lot of money on some additional hardware. There is no software only solution to your project. But there is a very cheap piece of hardware you can purchase online if you can live without the High Def. and be ok with regular ...


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No, it will not work. How would you tune channels, for example?


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The short answer is that DVI doesn't do sound, and HDMI does. Does your TV support HDMI? Then you should just use a straight HDMI cable. Does your laptop have an audio-out port? If the laptop has a headphone jack and the TV has RCA inputs you could get a 3.5mm to RCA cable and use that to connect them, then you should get the laptop sound out of the TV ...


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Yes, it's possible to watch TV in a window. All modern tuners and their associated software should be capable of this, whether it's a PCI card or a USB device. Needless to say, you will need a reasonably modern PC to avoid any performance issues or jerkiness. If you have Windows Media Centre, e.g. on Vista Home Premium then you can use that as your viewing ...


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Apple TV Try the Apple TV. It can stream your music, photos and movies from any iTunes computer on your network to your TV. If you find the Apple TV software limiting, you can always install 3rd party applications on it, such as XBMC or Boxee. Lifehacker has an excellent article on getting Boxee up and running on your Apple TV: Boxee's media center ...


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It is difficult to answer this question, because you provided us with almost no information. TV tells us almost nothing and purpose built monitor tells us almost nothing. If you tell us model of your TV someone may have an idea how good it works. You also need a reference monitor to compare it to. Some monitors are great and some are awful. Usually, TVs ...


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It is not possible to completely protect media on a standard PC. The data needs to be read and temporarily live on the PC in unencrypted form in some fashion for the PC to display the video. So there will always be some way on a standard PC to snatch that data. You never know, PCs of the future may be controlled by a "security hypervisor" with manufactuer ...


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It really depends on the size If you really think 24-27 inch is large enough, then go for a computer screen! TV's under 32 inch are ALL based on TN panels and have bad viewing angles Most TV's under 32 inch have a 1366x768 resolution. This resolution is totally useless as it is not FullHD and not 720P, which would need 720x1280 for 1:1 pixel mapping TV's ...


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Assuming you're asking about how the Ethernet PHY layer handles multiplexing, here's a simplified answer. Each network consists of at least 2 stations sharing the same medium (wire). More than 2 stations sharing the wire is pretty common with Ethernet. Because they're sharing a medium, only one station can "communicate" at a time. First-come-first-served is ...


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Your TV seems to access media over DLNA, a technology which allows you to stream media over the network. In order to have access to the videos, your computer needs to become a DLNA server, which the TV should detect automatically, once they are in the same network. Step 1 – Install a DLNA server on your PC You didn't specify your operating system, ...


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I don't know where you got the impression that PC monitors were cheaper. A thirty-inch monitor goes for over a grand, but you can get a good 32" LCD for under five hundred You are obviously getting a lot better resolution with the PC monitor, but if all you are doing is watching 720p TV content, get a TV. Oh, and if you do decide to go the PC monitor ...


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Broadcasting over the Internet is a scary thing to do on your own. A single low-quality stream will be 128kbps for each user, and anything approaching a reasonable quality will be at least 256 kbps. Even high-speed connections like FiOS (or your local fiber-based ISP) would start to falter at having 3 users connected. There are commercial services, some ...


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I can't see a problem with this (other than the environmental cost of keeping electronics on 24 hours a day). You can't damage the cable in this way and as the computer is already on 24 hours a day it's not going to change that. The image isn't going to be permanently on screen and that was only an serious issue with CRT displays, not LCD (which I assume ...


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The problem is likely due to "overscan." It's normal for HDTVs, by default, to throw away a few percent from each side of the image. The reasons are historical; lots of TV broadcasts use the edges of the picture to encode data, and it can be distracting if it's visible. The best solution is to disable overscan on the TV; check its settings or manual, or ...


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Hardware For the hardware, there are many different "TV" cards on the market that can output video. Take a look at ATi and nVidia since these are two very popular brands (there are undoubtedly many others as well). Also be sure to look for VGA-to-TV conversion tools. To output multiple channels at once though, you'll more likely want something like a "...


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The answer is fairly simple, but not always easy to explain. The highest resolution your TV supports is 720p (1360x768). Your video card (great card, card is not an issue) can support much higher resolutions, but has detected the highest resolution of your TV and therefore limited the settings to 1360x768, which is the best resolution your TV can display ...


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It depends. In the US the streams are often sent as encrypted MPEG streams, the drive will just save a copy of the encrypted stream and play it back as need be. If that is done you need to be able to decrypt the stream which you won't have because the key is in the firmware of the DVR. If they did not save it in encrypted form you just need any player that ...


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TVs, unlike computer monitors, historically enable overscan by default – they cut off a few pixels from each border of the input, and zoom in the rest. For compatibility, they do this even for digital inputs like HDMI, though most of them have an option to turn this off. Since the image is zoomed a little, input pixels no longer correspond to screen ...


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It should work. There are differences between W7 and vista for the media centre. When I upgraded my media centre to W7, I lost 4 channels, when I rolled back to vista they came back. I tried it three times just to be sure it was a software problem. I use dual pinnacle USB cards. The bug was logged with Microsoft and it should hopefully be fixed in the RTM ...


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Assuming you want to watch online movies on the TV and moving the TV is also not a good option, here are some suggestions. You'll have to figure out what's best for you: Run a physical cable from one of your boxes to the TV. Control the system with a wireless remote (RF or networked). iPhone wireless touch pads apps or RDP/LogMeIn/... are good solutions ...


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Can you run an ethernet cable between the router and the PS3? Might mean drilling a few holes and taking some time with the cable - but cheaper than the power cable networking option as you already have all the hardware. This will solve your problem as the bandwidth on 100 meg ethernet is way more than you'll get wirelessly.


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I am using 26" 1080i Bravia TV as a monitor (1280x768) at home. Hooked it up to PC once just for fun and now will never go back. Matrix quality is amazing (S-PVA), no latency, excellent colors, everything is super sharp and clear, easy for eyes (even though it is 60Hz). It is connected to TV cable, xbox and pc at the same time so I have all entertainment I ...


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This might be related either to the refresh rate, or to the detection of the TV screen. Extended Display Identification Data (EDID) is something that is used to detect and auto configure display settings. I know it is used with monitors, but I am not sure if this is used with HDMI though. Anyhow, sometimes you can disable this through the display ...


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You need a cable like this SVIDEO to Composite and an 3.5 to RCA That should do it for you


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From what I found for "DVI to RCA cable", it looks like you would be getting component video not composite. Component video connections look like this: There are 3 plugs. Composite video is a single yellow cable typically. Your TV would need to have the component plugs on it in order to do what you are wanting. If you need composite I would look into ...


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North American TV transmission formats in a nutshell: NTSC is for analog channels either over-the-air or via cable. ATSC is for digital over-the-air channels. QAM is for digital cable channels. A Clear QAM tuner can receive unencrypted digital cable channels, but often only the local channels are unencrypted. All major over-the-air channels in the USA ...



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