[clug-talk] computer to TV
terr at terralogic.net
terr at terralogic.net
Sun Sep 4 10:17:25 PDT 2011
I likely have a spare monitor.
I still use VGA but I'm tired of toteing CRT's around and I can find 15" flat screens for $15 bux in the pawn shops.
I have some extra desk top machines with lots of HDD too.
Its just big heavy obsolete junk. Any takers?
On Sun, Sep 04, 2011 at 11:01:38AM -0600, Greg King wrote:
> I have tried (unsuccessfully) to get my eeePC to talk to my TV using a VGA to video cable like this http://computerrack.ca/wecs.php?store=629043795&action=display&target=2509 . I'm not sure but I think the purpose of those cables may be to display TV signals on VGA monitors rather than the reverse. I'm going to try that once I get a spare VGA monitor. To get VGA output onto a TV you need a display card that supports RCA output. My laptop does this but it has a built in S-Video out interface and it works fine (at least with Windows). I also have a video card in one of my old PCs that has RCA composite out which works fine with the Windows drivers (never bothered to find the Linux ones). You really lose a lot when you take VGA (which is hi-def) and put it on a low def device like an old NTSC TV. It is suitable for movies but hard on the eyes for any office type work. I think you will need something like a converter box like http://www.amazon.ca/VGA-RCA-S-Video-Converter-Box/dp/B003ZA7Q7C/ref=pd_rhf_shvl_2 to achieve what you want (at least the reviews lead me to believe it works).
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: sean halter <sean.halter at gmail.com>
> Date: Sunday, September 4, 2011 9:37 am
> Subject: [clug-talk] computer to TV
> To: CLUG General <clug-talk at clug.ca>
> > Hi
> > I have been trying to hook up my old EEE 1000 to my TV but have
> > not been
> > having any luck. I bought a cable that runs from the VGA
> > to the "S" port on
> > my flat screen but I can get neither video or audio. I am
> > running Ubuntu
> > 10.10.
> > My other option that I was thinking of to access streaming video
> > from things
> > like CBC or CNN or whatever was one of these.
> > http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/western-digital-western-
> > digital-tv-live-hub-media-center-1tb-wdbabz0010bbk-nesn-
> > wdbabz0010bbk-nesn/10155309.aspx?path=515de3b13f64a5ad66858a84598b4712en02
> > Any suggestions?
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