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hey wanna use my laptop as a TV... what are my options?

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by tong_hua, Aug 31, 2005.

  1. tong_hua

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    ages ago i noticed my dell inspiron 510m had an svideo connector at the back (i think? o_O) but upon further experimentation i found it wouldn't take video in...

    so i was wondering: instead of lugging around my TV with my to uni, what other options do i have? i've heard of usb tv cards n stuff like that but what's my best option? o_O come to think of it i only want it for my ps2... hmmm though TV WOULD be nice in my room... i have speakers and the cables that go through the red and white scart leads to the speakers themselves..

    anyway to summarise:
    i have a laptop
    i wanna play ps2 using laptop as screen
    would be nice if i could get TV too
    not TOO expensive but i can splash
    have external audio source for ps2

    annnnnnnd i think that's all!

    thanks very much in advance! :D
     
  2. meansizzler

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    Well a USB freeview tuner woudl be your best option, I suggest one of these....

    Hauppauge Win TV Nova-t

    I heard the program with it is pretty crappy, might want to get hold of Windows Media Center for around £80 on www.ebuyer.com, and an aerial would cost you about £10 though I suggest you spend an extrat £10 and get one with a signal booster like this one...


    http://www.argos.co.uk/webapp/wcs/s...talogId=3801&productId=158443&clickfrom=image

    Sorry no PS2 on this but it would give you the best TV quality..., just get a cheap LCD TV for your PS2...
     
  3. tong_hua

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    hmmm well it's defo ps2 or nothing... i got a svideo connector too for my ps2 so if it had either composite (oh god forbid!!!) or svideo or scart then i can plug it in =] (american 60hz would be nice too as my console can play all regions...)
     
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    oh dear o_O don't like the sound of those reviews... and tbh as long as i can get real time "TV" on my laptop screen i'm not bothered what it's actually aimed at XP
     
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    That last one looks decent, my mate bought a external usb 2.0 box which had composite, s-video and stereo in, it was only a analague tuner though. At £50 i don't think you could complain though.
     
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