I have a VGA Cable that I hook up to the LCD in the family room every once in a while to watch movies or play roms/emulators. MGM has started putting full movies on Youtube as well as public domain films and some 80's shows like He-man and stuff.
Mine is simple. VGA cable from the computer to the TV. I have to set the resolution on the computer or the TV coughs up black (screen). I can't remember the danged rez and always have to experiment to do it. I have to unplug my monitor because I only have one video card. I thought about buying a second card (as cheap or cheaper than a switch) and have it to I can just switch to it. I should, it would be handy.
VGA is not high def, but then again neither is the streaming video off the net on my computer. If want to watch DVD I just use the DVD player.
Come on Bicker! You could watch the show and sign for her. Then you both could enjoy internet TV:dance: It sounds like you found your calling. We should figure out a way to convert the dialog to captions:behindsofa:
I'm still working on my MythTV for the projector. I know I've been dragging my feet. When I get it completed and connected I'll post back some pictures in the gallery.
I probably could, after a few days of refresher -- but the problem with that idea is that she cannot read signing! :frustrated: She reads lips, which is great when the characters are facing the camera instead of facing each other, with their backs to the camera, or off-screen.
Yup, Hulu is the one exception -- their software actually supports closed captioning while the rest (including Netflix) don't even have the capability. However, as you alluded to, even with Hulu, only a small fraction of the programming has captions.
Heh, I did that back a while ago when I had a computer with a TV setup. I had a PS2 emulator on my beast of a computer, and I jacked the graphics settings up to maximum and played my games in seriously high definition.
You have not played Final Fantasy 12 unless you've played it on an emulator with the graphics up to maximum. I swear to God you could count the hairs on Balthier's head if you were so inclined.
PCSX2 is the emulator I use, it works a beast. I'll have to see if taking the ISO from the disk will improve the loading times any.
Pushing live (HD) video through the air is dodgy. Best bet is to have the video directly connected to the playback device via wire. You can use wireless to download video, for playback at a later time, but if you want to use a computer as your DVR, then it is best to place the computer right next to the television.
However, there are devices that do support wireless video distribution. You can find one here:
For wi-fi to work, you need a wi-fi device, designed for that purpose, on each side of the wi-fi connection. Generally, televisions, if they support wi-fi, only support it for either firmware update, or for specific connections to specific Internet services. I don't know of any that have built-in clients for playing television programs off of a computer elsewhere.
My TiVo has that capability, but the TiVo is a computer, really, and it needs to sit within cable-distance of the television. Then the TiVo can exploit wi-fi to pull video off of a computer elsewhere in the house. (Though, we're still much better off not using wi-fi... using a wired connection instead.)
I've used the Terk Leapfrog LF-30 from satellite receiver to TV with fairly decent success. The only time I have seen problems, is in homes using cordless phones running the same frequency. I've never connected one to a PC for viewing streaming video. I'll have to hook one up and report back with the results.
That I'm not 100% sure of? I don't see why it would matter if the signal was HD or SD. I'll have to pull one out of the junk closet and connect it up, just for fun. I'll try streaming in both of the SD and HD to see what happens.