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Standard User meldrew
(experienced) Sat 14-Jan-12 17:00:48
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Video from Computer to TV


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New televisions are now internet enabled which is very irritating if one's TV is only a few years old!

I have a Sony HD ready TV in one room and my computer (an old Sony P4 desktop) is in another. The PC has analogue video in but no video out other than to the monitor.

Does anyone know of a piece of kit that would provide me with video out too so that I can connect the PC (for iPlayer) to a sender and watch iPlayer on the TV?
I get a feeling that there may not be a cost effective answer but am open to suggestions!

TVMIA
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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sat 14-Jan-12 19:20:44
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You can use VGA to send the picture but you will need separate audio cables for sound.



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Standard User Daniel_g
(regular) Sat 14-Jan-12 20:39:12
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How about a new graphics card with a tv out and a video sender to plug into it and the reciever plugs into a connection on the back or side of the telly.

Depending on what motherboard you have depends on what card it has. Guessing a AGP as an older P4 machine.

Maybe this.

http://www.ebuyer.com/181290-pny-6200-512mb-with-vga...


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sound-and-Image-Wireless-A...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3-5mm-Jack-Male-Plug-2-RCA...

For sound card out.

2 links underneigth for reciever into TV. one or the other.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-2m-Triple-RCA-Male-Cable...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-M-RGB-Scart-3-RCA-Phono-...


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Soundcard video out to wireless sender.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-2m-Single-Phono-Lead-RCA...
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3-5mm-3-5-jack-double-head...

To hang out the soundcard audio out so split audio out for wireless sender input and computer speakers.

just what I would do. Something like that.
Good old ebuyer and ebay but to be fair some of the leads end up in our poundland for £1 funny enough!.

Guessing the graphics card has a small yellow photo socket for TV out, mine did years ago but no picture on web site. Just an option, many cards to choose from.
Just picked one with the older AGP interface as guess you older computer would use.

Our thing from 1998, long gone was a rubbish PCI as AGP was nice and expensive and we did not have, guessed moved on again.

I think a tv out and leads to suit tv sender is needed. Some cards have HDMI out.
Shame computer was not in same roon and a nice 5m HDMI lead between back of computer hanging out of graphics card and into HDMI hole on back of telly, nice and neat, 1 cable, job done and digital all the way.

Can get nicer wireless transmitters but all depends on budget you have.

What I think anyway!.


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Standard User Daniel_g
(regular) Sat 14-Jan-12 21:56:49
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How about this.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VGA-SVGA-LCD-Monitor-Displ...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10m-SVGA-VGA-Monitor-VGA-C...

or longer.
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10m-33ft-3-5mm-Stereo-Jack...

for audio

Good if can get cable from computer to behind telly in the other room.
Standard User dj_two
(newbie) Sat 14-Jan-12 23:13:29
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You may find that a new HD freeview box will provide not only HD TV (which I guess you don't have) on your HD-ready TV but also an internet connection.

For example see RJ45 connection in Leaflet for HDT8520. Not sure how common this is.
Standard User Daniel_g
(regular) Sun 15-Jan-12 09:43:19
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nice box of tricks.

I have that and freesatHD built into the overpriced 3d telly 13 months ago from Panasonic.

Not sure about freeview HD boxes but freesat has I player on channel 901 I think so maybe some boxes that could sit under the telly that connects to a sattalite dish would do a view interactive services like our viera cast (panasonic thing) and also i player and on some might be a humas box ( as did homework why itv player is on our telly as a channel 903 or somewhere there as does not work), to do with the make and modle of freesat box and panasonic do not do, worth the £1600 then Dec before last.

Do you have a dish and so then not use telly.

Another idea
Standard User Daniel_g
(regular) Sun 15-Jan-12 11:30:44
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Not sure about freeview boxes.

some freesat ones do iplayer like our built in reciever.

all here

http://iplayerhelp.external.bbc.co.uk/help/where_to_...

Good if you have a dish but expensive to have one fitted. I felt ripped off when £230 last december when got one fitted inn readyness for the telly in 5 days time of getting the local installer up the ladder fitting a normal sky dish which is all a freesat dish is. Same size and direction same satallite. Easy but dear.

When going nice as then HD channels so might be worth the cost if the telly is liked! and not old like you say.

If not a freeview HD box that tesco was giving away for not £30 before christmas, nice if on freeview HD yet. Comes after the analog is switched off. We had in September so had the telly ready for the switch off and had HD on the built in freesat as well.

To the point, freesat boxes to iplayer and I guess itv player if the right one.
Our telly on the sataliite shows up ITV player but "coming soon". liked that 13 months ago, still does now a bit poor, may not ever go so panasonic stuf pointless.
Sure a box of some make will do and HD channels butt then costing more than you had in mind and not using the telly.
Then would need a network connection from one of the ports on router to the HD box.
I do with 200Mbs home plugs

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Value-200Mbps-Home-Plug-Doub...
Standard User dj_two
(newbie) Sun 15-Jan-12 11:30:51
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I have only tried freeview, where there are 4/5 channels that say they are internet-linked, but many of these say "coming soon". On others I have connected via internet to the extent of seeing different outputs than if I had not, but no actual picture stream ... this in a case where connecting to the address on the screen directly from a PC does produce a viable (if boring) video-stream.

So I am not sure if these "services" are meant to be working yet.
Standard User Daniel_g
(regular) Sun 15-Jan-12 11:40:04
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Can get iplayer on the freesat 901.

You must have found something on freeview I have not.

BBC iplay web site goes on about certain freesat box do it. I have coming soon on ITV player, been like that sinse getting the telly 13 months ago.

I plug the laptop into the side of the telly on HDMI lead and play chanel 3 ,4 or 5 stuff that way on their catch up web sites
Standard User ian72
(knowledge is power) Sun 15-Jan-12 12:21:55
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Sorry, deleted as I was talking rubbish frown

Edited by ian72 (Sun 15-Jan-12 12:25:07)

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