dvd for computer ?

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Old 07-26-01, 01:59 PM
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g day you all

I was wondering what your thought about geting a dvd player for a computer and connecting it to a tv (I found a vga to s-video conector)and waching movies. I was just thinking about that since the dvd roms are around $50 to $60 where I live and it is cheaper than $200 for a dvd player. Thank you for your input
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Old 07-26-01, 02:20 PM
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Cool I guess

I guess that would work. I personaly have never heard of anyone doing it but the adapters are out there so I guess... I hear mostly of doing so to record to a VCR for the car or such. I do believe there is going to be some signal loss therefore the picture will not be the same. But maybe not, try it and let us/me know...
 
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Old 07-26-01, 06:59 PM
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thanks bigmike I will but I think I will post this on the computer fourm see what thy say too. hay Smokey or any one any one who has any info on this I am just trying to get all the info I can. Thanks
 
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Old 07-27-01, 01:03 PM
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I'm the wrong person to ask. Watching television on your computer screen (to me) is like going to the city dump looking for fresh air. If you want really fresh air, you would either go to HDTV or Tennessee.

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Old 07-27-01, 03:25 PM
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well ok um I am just trying to save a few bucks and I remember people playing games on there tv's with thir desk top computer (not the comador 64 hehe) and I thought I could do it too. maby I will go to radio shack and see what I can find.
 
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Old 07-27-01, 04:43 PM
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Cool Waste

I think I see what you want to do now. There are ways to get your windoze windows on your TV but I need to ask you why? The resolution of your TV isn't half of what a good monitor is. Your still hung up on the big screen thing for DVD, me too but I learned the hard way. Go out and buy a nice Trinitron 17 inch plus monitor, (or the much simpler/cheaper for your TV) I have three of the in front of me now. Multiple video cards including a new Voodoo 64 meg AGP card and two 16 meg PCI cards that I spent a fortune on for memory upgrades to be able to run multiple monitors. Unbelievable DVD picture on a 17-inch monitor. Now for my regular TV/satellite stuff 27" a 32" and a 35" Panasonic/Toshiba/Sanyo TV's. I can assure you if you transfer your computer screens and DVD to your TV from your computer you will not be happy and you will spend a considerable amount of money trying to do so! I guess you will on monitors too but at least there it's worth it!
 
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