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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Internet TV

I have a stand alone computer connected to my TV. I purchased a video card with an HDMI connector to get the best possible resolution. Well, after much fooling around, I discovered my video card HDMI and my TV don’t play well together. I ended up using an SVHS connection which while adequate, I could have done with my old video card. Tsk. I have a cable modem and a fast pipe is necessary for watching Internet TV on the big screen. I still get drop out on occasion and since I get the same problem on my XP, Vista and Win7 computers I am inclined to blame my Comcast cable modem.

I have run slide shows of photos from my computer to the TV. It brings fond memories of the slides my Dad used to show but he had to drag out his screen, set up his projector and occasionally replace the projector bulb. I turn on the computer. I occasionally lay back in the recliner and surf on the big screen. I do not type well on my lap but I am sure that the txting mavens out there will have no problem lying back, splitting the screen, watching their favorite TV show, surfing and keeping an eye on their Facebook page at the same time.

The guys at Diamond Case have a great article on their newsletter that has a wealth of data on different components besides computers that will allow to have the big screen computer TV/surfing experience. This is not a paid blog.

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