05-10-2012 09:35 AM
I am cutting my cable and want to watch shows/movies online by connecting my laptop to my HDTV. Laptop only has VGA (TV does also). I want to maintain quality picture and sound but not sure how to go about this. Can it be done wirelessly? If so, what products do you recommend. I'm completely new to this!
I just bought a Roku but I'm already missing some of my shows that are only available online (not available through Netflix, Hulu Plus, etc). Maybe the Roku was not the best option...
05-10-2012 11:27 AM
If you're basically wanting cable channels and shows without cable price...it's not gonna happen. You could use CinemaNow and get more in terms of television programming, but the cost adds up the more you want to watch. Might want to consider the Sony Google TV Blu-ray player which gives you web browsing. Can actually go to different websites like ABC and NBC and watch the shows they have available.
05-10-2012 12:00 PM
I don't want the cable channels. I watch certain shows on my laptop already for free. All I want to do is hook my laptop up to my TV so I can watch and listen on the TV screen rather than the small laptop monitor. Surely this is not impossible.
05-10-2012 08:10 PM
Not having HDMI capability kills the majority of your options. Going through VGA, you will have to run separate cables for your audio.
05-10-2012 08:13 PM
Sorry, those are some wireless options. Otherwise, just run a VGA (monitor replacement cable) and an auxiliary-to-RCA (for audio) cable from the laptop to the TV.
05-21-2012 11:25 PM
Are you sure your current TV doesn't have wireless feature? If you are sure and you want to change a tv which can connect your laptop wireless that you can keep watch your steam program freely, then you'de better choose a LG smart TV cuz it can share all the content stored in your digital devices including your PCs meanwhile you can use its brower watch any streaming program you are used to watch easily like you did in your laptop. They also have wifi built in on their 2012 models. Im not sure about their 2011 though.