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Has anyone played DVDs from PC to TV?

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Rock, Jun 5, 2000.

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  1. Rock

    Rock Thread Starter

    May 2, 2000
    I was wondering if anyone has setup their PC to play DVDs and watch them on their TV? I have a 27" TV (no S-video or component video inputs, 5 yrs old). I was wondering: (1) what all is needed to setup this scenario (DVD player, encoder card?,video card w/ S-video or component video outputs,...) and (2) is this cost feasible?, and (3) how does it compare in quality (picture,sound,...). Are their other things to consider? Thanks in advance.
  2. LarryCore


    Aug 26, 1999
    Well, monitors have a higher resolution than TVs, so they won't give you as good of a picture.

    A DVD decoder card is the best way to go as it takes all the load off the CPU for playback and is much less likely to cause trouble. They usually have S vidoe outputs, so I'm not sure how you would connect to your television.

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  3. bd


    Oct 20, 1999
    You can find a 27 to 32 in. TV with S video inputs for $200 to $300 . Resolution varies so check that. Also monitor prices for 17 to 19 in are in that range too. Bob
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