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


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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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See: Does DVI to HDMI carry audio? So the answer seems to be that you're assuming the DVI port can throughput audio, which might not be true. If your graphics card has an HDMI port, use that. If not, get a card that does. Another source: "The 9500GT does not support audio or have HDMI out. A DVI-D to HDMI connection carries no audio." If you have a sound ...


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Although it is possible to set up a local network using coaxial cables - 10BASE2 is the most popular example - is is very far from common. It was predominant in the late 80's, but has been since then deprecated in favor of 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX and 1000BASE-T (Ethernet, Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet, respectively). These are the common network connectors ...


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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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Your display is set to Extend, which means you have two desktops now: the internal display and the TV. This isn't necessarily a bad thing. You can drag windows from your internal display to the TV (and back). Just use your mouse as if it was one big display. The extended desktop is to the right of the regular one: If you want to disable this feature: ...


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There are a few options for streaming video and such wirelessly. Streaming a video is pretty straight forward since it can be buffered. However streaming something in real-time, like your game is a bit different. Since you can't buffer your game any dip in the network and a zombie will nom your face. Also since your computer might experience different loads ...


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If your TV has wifi/ethernet ability and supports DLNA (or "AllShare" if you have a new Samsung TV). Then you can open media file in Windows Media Player and choose "Play to" and then choose your TV. Bluetooth would likely not support the throughput required for high quality media streaming. You can always setup a Windows Media Center PC and hook it up ...


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I have a couple of these. They're PCIEx1 and work very well. Each tuner will allow 4 channels to be recorded at a single time. To record 10-11 channels at a time, you will need at least 3 of these cards. They use to be $400 a pop, but are now down to $200 a piece. You will need to contact your cable provider and get 3 MCards (one for each Ceton card). This ...


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I use Imaging PVR software for my TV tuner card and find it very good if you're still looking. www.imagingpvr.co.uk It does satellite TV and DVB-T which is also called DTT or Freeview. I don't know where you are. Their website says it works in Europe, Australia, South Africa, Russia, India, Middle East, Indonesia and Morocco. The TV signal is different ...


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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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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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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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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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