Simple way to watch HD movies on my TV?
December 21, 2011 2:14 PM Subscribe
I want watch on my TV the videos that are on my computer. HD (720p) format. Video streaming of content not necessary. What is the easiest and cheapest way to go about this?
posted by zardoz to Media & Arts (25 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Actually, I already know how to do this, but I want to know even more. Currently I am using this Buffalo LinkTheater
player, which involves me copying video files on my computer via a USB flash disk, and walking it over to the player in the living room. The walking part is no problem, but the copying is rather annoying; it's slow as hell, and takes up to ten minutes to copy a multi-gig video file.
So, what are my other options? My TV is 720p HD (not 1080p), and I would like a way to more easily watch videos from my computer. Is Apple TV the way to go? Roku, Tivo...I only vaguely know about these. Hell, a modified XBox? I should add I don't have wifi at the house, but I may get that in the future.