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External DVD drive/player that works with both laptop and TV?

I am looking for an external, portable DVD drive that plugs into a TV (via USB would be most convenient) and functions like a standard DVD player, while also connecting to a laptop to play CDs/install software. I can only envisage using the drive to watch DVDs on my TV, rip CDs and install software, so the ability to write to disk is not important. [more inside]
posted by cincinnatus c on May 13, 2014 - 8 answers

HDMI Cable Question (Laptop-TV with no sound)

Help me connect a Laptop to TV with an HDMI Cable AND get sound. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Apr 21, 2014 - 8 answers

Help my notebook speak to my shiny new TV

What's the best way to connect my Samsung series 5 TV with my Acer Ferrari One notebook so I can use the TV as a monitor? The laptop doesn't have a HDMI port... [more inside]
posted by Helga-woo on Dec 28, 2012 - 3 answers

Connect laptop wirelessly to TV

How do I wirelessly stream laptop output to TV? No DLNA, no Intel WiDi, but HDMI port available. [more inside]
posted by theobserver on Jul 7, 2012 - 12 answers

Stream laptop screen to TV?

Wondering if I can stream the screen image from my laptop to my TV... [more inside]
posted by Exchequer on Jun 23, 2012 - 10 answers

Laptop seeks TV for LTR

Recommendations please for using a big screen LCD TV (40+"?) as a computer display. "Don't" is fine as a response but please justify. Cost is a significant issue; we can spend up to or little over $700. [more inside]
posted by anadem on Nov 25, 2011 - 10 answers

What sort of set up do I need?

Looking for good speakers for an apartment that can be used by both my TV and my laptop within one room. [more inside]
posted by jourman2 on Oct 30, 2011 - 6 answers

HDMI Yi YI!

How can I connect my laptop to my tv, such that the sound comes through the tv and the screen is framed properly? [more inside]
posted by joelhunt on Mar 31, 2011 - 8 answers

Should I get a crappy TV or Crappy laptop?

Should I get a crappy TV or a crappy laptop? I have enough money to get one or the other, and I don't want both. Convoluted reasoning inside. I don't want to spend a bunch of money then think, "Ah crap, I never thought of X before I bought this!" [more inside]
posted by ShadePlant on Aug 27, 2010 - 21 answers

How is DVI formed? How is DVI formed? How laptop get co-nnect-ed?

I need to figure out: the correct cord with which to connect my MSI Wind netbook to an older Toshiba tube-style HDTV (a... DVI-D Dual thing, or something, maybe?! + a ???), and where I can purchase such a cord. I am cord-illiterate. Halp! [more inside]
posted by Keter on Jul 15, 2010 - 9 answers

Let's make a portable play station for a baby.

1x 1 year old daughter, 1x Sony Vaio and 1x IT Team that will do whatever I ask them to (nicely). How can I turn my old Vaio into a mini entertainment and gaming system for my little fairy? [more inside]
posted by HopStopDon'tShop on Jul 6, 2010 - 5 answers

Help me find a laptop to match my TV.

Help me find a laptop to match with my TV. More inside. [more inside]
posted by markblasco on Nov 12, 2009 - 11 answers

Someday we'll find it, the USB connection...

Help me build a laptop puppet [more inside]
posted by Doctor Suarez on Oct 20, 2009 - 2 answers

Connect Intel Macbook to basic TV?

Even after reading these forums, I still can't get my head around exactly what I need to connect my Macbook to my basic, non-HD TV. What I would love is if someone could give me specific product ID numbers from Monoprice for each cable/adapter that I need. Here are photos of my Macbook and the back of my basic, 5-year old Toshiba TV. Thanks so much!
posted by AONeal79 on Mar 5, 2009 - 19 answers

Windows Vista Doesn't Work with VGA to HDMI Converter Box

We have an HP Slimline machine running video with an Nvidia Geforce 6150 SE graphics card. We are wanting to use a VGA->HDMI box to convert the video output of the desktop and connect it to our television: [more inside]
posted by ao4047 on Jan 9, 2009 - 1 answer

How to show computer desktop and video on LCD TV

Hi, I'm looking for a way to show my computer's desktop on my large LCD TV so my wife and I can both see it. I have a used an s-video cable (along with an audio cable) from my laptop to the TV, but there are three problems with this method. 1) requires a reboot of my laptop to make it recognize the TV and play to it 2) text is blurry on the TV due to TV's unsuitability for acting as a computer monitor 3) requires the s-video cable to be plugged into the otherwise wirelessly connected laptop So I'm looking for a solution that will eliminate these problems. Like maybe something that will just play my desktop as a video signal to the TV and not try to make the TV into another monitor of my computer. Also, I'm not looking for HDTV quality, just watchable video (internet quality would be fine.) Thanks!
posted by atm on Dec 12, 2008 - 18 answers

Run a laptop while it's closed?

Can I make my Dell laptop keep running when it is closed? [more inside]
posted by trip and a half on Oct 31, 2008 - 12 answers

Big Screen Blues

How can I play things like movies from my laptop to my TV? [more inside]
posted by Glitter Ninja on Dec 22, 2007 - 6 answers

Using my TV as a monitor

Can I use my TV as a monitor for my laptop while doing other work on the laptop? [more inside]
posted by Juicylicious on Jun 16, 2007 - 5 answers

Using laptop IR to control TV

How can I use the IR port on my Windows XP laptop to control my television?
posted by punishinglemur on Dec 26, 2005 - 6 answers

Now you're playing with power

I have DVDs that play on my laptop but not on the standard DVD Player. Short of buying a cheap DVD player from an Asian grocery store, is there a way I can use a cable to play it on my laptop but watch the result on my big fat TV? [more inside]
posted by kensanway on Jun 27, 2005 - 7 answers

TV on a lap through router?

I want to watch TV on my laptop via wifi. Does anyone know how I can do this? For example, Toshiba's new Qosmio laptops come with a 'Wifi TV Router'. Does anyone else make a WiFi TV router? Or, alternatively, I have another computer with a TV card in it. What software could I install to stream the live TV signal from my server? I know there are streaming video products, but I don't know if any of them can also handle changing channels on a live TV stream. Any helpful suggestions appreciated. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by PigAlien on Sep 1, 2004 - 3 answers

Can my laptop with DVD player serve my in-car TV/DVD player needs?

I'm in the market for an in-car DVD player and tv. Can a laptop with a DVD player fill this role well? This would be my preferred solution for some obvious reasons. Is there any problem with skipping?

(I have Googled this some and couldn't find good info...)
posted by Sean Meade on Dec 12, 2003 - 5 answers

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