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    Viewing DVD Movies From Computer To T.V.

    I would like to view movies playing on my Computer DVD player on my TV.

    I have a HDMI port on my computer video card and also on my High Def Flat panel T.V.

    Before I buy a 30 ft. HDMI cable I need to know if this can be done and how to do it.
    My TV manual really doesn't give any information on it.

    Thanks guys..

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    See if this method from Popular Mechanics will help. I'm sure there are other sites explaining this process as well.
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    Yeah, that tells me what I already suspect.
    But, just want to make sure.

    My TV manual doesn't tell me much and neither does my video card manual..

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    Its actually pretty straight forward. Once you plug the cable in both devices, you will have to configure your PC or laptop to use an external monitor. Make sure to buy a good quality HDMI cable. Using a cheap cable for short lengths (1-12 feet) will usually work just fine. Cheap cables for long distances usually don't work very well though. Buy it locally so that if it does not meet your expectations you can take it back. Keep in mind too that you will get HD picture quality, but not surround sound. I personally have found the sound quality of streamed video to be barely acceptable.
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    Thanks doc.
    I also have seperate audio outputs on my sound card.

    I'll have to play around with it and see how it works...

    It would be easier to burn the videos to DVD's but I have tried that and can't get them to work in my dvd player connected to my TV....
    I even converted them to the formats my DVD player uses and keep getting disk error on my player.

    Oh well...

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    I'm using a similar setup, with the exception of using the external VGA port on a laptop running Vista to play video on my LCD TV. I run the VGA cable to the TV, and use an audio cable between the laptop headphone jack to the audio input of my home theater setup for the audio. The HDMI interface should handle both video and audio, so the separate audio cable will probably not be needed in your case. My laptop doesn't have HDMI, so I used this work-around.

    To run the setup, I loaded the XBox Media Center (XBMC) program (website is here). Freeware license (GPL).

    Works for DVDs and local or networked video files, and has add-ons to get on-line content as well.

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    Thanks, I'll check out the Xbox and see if I will need it.

    I want to keep it simple. I just want to watch film and movies clips that I save to a DVD.

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    Re: Viewing DVD Movies From Computer To T.V.

    Hello banyarola,
    Plz check these links there is the way how to viewing DVD movies from computer to T.V.

    "http://www.videohelp.com/play#tv"
    "http://www.infopackets.com/news/hardware/2003/20030430_how_to_use_a_pc_dvd_player_and_watch_movi es_on_tv.htm"

    Thanx.

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