How to add a second display (TV or monitor) to a laptop to show movies?
May 8, 2014 5:37 AM Subscribe
I want to be able to use a laptop (and its built-in screen) for normal computery stuff while at the same time the same laptop shows a movie on a separate display to the kids. How do I set this up?
posted by pracowity to Computers & Internet (10 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
My goal: I'm writing email, the kids are watching a pirated download of Bambi in the Bahamas, and it's all thanks to this one laptop to which I have somehow added another display.
I have the laptop (some kind of VAIO running Windows 7). I don't have the second display (TV or monitor). What makes sense to buy for that second screen to show a movie?
Explain it like I'm an idiot, because I know zero about computer monitors and televisions. I haven't bought a television since before flat screens and LED displays and so on, and I have never added a second monitor to any computer, so I'll be lost no matter how we do this. Which way is easiest? Which way is most flexible? Which way offers the best picture? Which way makes financial sense? (I'm not rich.)