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    He there, im asking for your help once again.

    So now after all this time, i burned so many movies and i cant watch them on my beautiful new tv. Well, i probably can but i have no idea how to. So this is my comp:

    Benq (Formerly Acer) TravelMate 210 Series

    Product Specifications

    Intel® CeleronTM processors 700MHz and above
    64MB PC-100 Synchronous DRAM, expandable to 512MB
    12.1" /13.3" TFT LCD
    10GB Enhanced-IDE hard disk drive
    Built in 24X CD-ROM or 4X4X20 CD-RW
    Integrated V.90 ITU standard 56Kps fax/data modem
    2.5 hours battery life with single 8-cell NiMH battery pack


    As far as i know they haven't put anything else in there. I know, the thing is not that new but it works perfect.

    Can someone please tell me what i should get in order to connect my precious laptop with the tv?

    What should i buy, what programms should i get, what adjustment do i have to make ( i have xp)

    Im a big dope when it comes to hardware, so please be gentle with "computerslang".:geek:

    Thanks guys, really. I don;t know what i should do without you!

    Oo... by the way, im not another helpless girlie girl who doesn't know her way around comps, lets just say im more of a software kinda gal..hehehehe

    Thanks a lot,
    Jessy:bounce:

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    As the only real option left to use is USB, then you could simply look for a TV / video USB device that lets you output video to whatever you want. However, they are hard to find. I had a quick look around, and only found a Mac one. Aside from that, you might be able to get a converter from VGA to ..., but I haven't seen any. Hopefully someone else can help out.

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    do you have a DVD player for your TV? if so you can burn your movies as VCDs and play them in most DVD players. It is a fairly time consumeing process since it envoles encoding the files....but it works =)

    I don't know if all CD burning software will make VCDs (I doubt it), but I do know that Nero will
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    Yes i thought of that. But I have like one hundred cd's i should burn again. Not sure if that's the answer...

    I'm gonna try to find a proper device i suppose....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jessy
    Yes i thought of that. But I have like one hundred cd's i should burn again. Not sure if that's the answer...

    I'm gonna try to find a proper device i suppose....
    a proper device you say? well there is a Divx player but its limited to divx codecs and i think it costs at least $200

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    If you're getting a proper device, you could invest it on a desktop with a graphics card with TV out :)
    Athlon XP 1800+ @ 1690MHz, 512MB DDR RAM(1x Apacer 256 + 1x Kingmax 256), Thermaltake V9, Gigabyte GA-7VRX, MSI GF4Ti4200 64MB, 40GB+80GB Seagate Barracuda IV, Creative Soundblaster Live! 5.1DE, Pioneer DVR-105 DVD-RW, Liteon LTR40125S, Samsung TFT 151s, Altec Lansing 641

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    I think i might get a Trust televiewer...

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    Buy yourself a VGA to SVHS or scart converter and hook up your tv. Here in Sweden they are about $40-50 I think.. :)

    Good luck I wish you the best.. :rolleyes:


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    Quote Originally Posted by The__tweaker
    Buy yourself a VGA to SVHS or scart converter and hook up your tv. Here in Sweden they are about -50 I think.. :)

    I'm repeating what he said because that is the best solution. My three year old Macintosh laptop came with a built in S-video but the old 8MB ATi radeon mobility (fastest mobile graphics chip in the world at the time) has a tough time powering external video.

    There are an assortment of VGA to TV converters on the market if you search for them, some of them are even capable of converting computer video to TV format at up to 1600x1200 resolution so shop around. With desktops it's not an issue since most high end graphics cards come with video out but the resolution is limited to 800x600 typically. My ATi All in Wonder 9700Pro does up to 1024x768 analogue but it also has digital video output which is a nice feature for expensive digitial TVs.

    Making VCDs is not too dificult once your figure it out. There are hundreds of ways to do it but the quality will vary. After extensive testing I've found that the software that came with my ATi card (Pinnacle Studio 8) does an excellent job of capturing analogue video and converting video to VCD. One of the tricks of making successful VCDs is to burn them very slooooow. Any faster than 1 or 2x burn speed and they may not run on a commercial DVD player. Also DVD players vary greatly in their ability to play VCDs. The best thing to do is (in addition to avoiding RCA brand) bring a working VCD to test a DVD player before buying it or as soon as you bring it home so you still have time to take it back.
    ASUS A7N8X Deluxe, Athlon Barton 2500+ with SLK-800 and 4800rpm 80mm fan, ATi 9700Pro(AIW), Dual 256MB Corsair XMS 3200c. Seagate Barracuda SATA. 200MHz fsb with 11X multiplier, RAM latency: 2,2,2,5

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