PC Movies on HDTV

tonton

Novice Member
Not sure where to post this so sorry if it's in the wrong place.

I'm purchasing a 26" Philips LCD HDTV. I've downloaded HD movies. I want to view that movie through my laptop on my HDTV. I only have a VGA output and the TV has no VGA socket. Am I right in the following? -

If I want to view the movie in HD I need to get a VGA - Component/HDMI converter? I don't mind purchasing one but I want to make sure that the quality will be top-notch before doing it. Perhaps someone else has done the same?
 

Andy98765

Distinguished Member
What make and model is graphics card, just plugging together various cables does not work. By the time you have done this it could cost as much as buying a new graphics card with DVI output on it.
 

cooperda

Well-known Member
shongola said:
Not sure where to post this so sorry if it's in the wrong place.

I'm purchasing a 26" Philips LCD HDTV. I've downloaded HD movies. I want to view that movie through my laptop on my HDTV. I only have a VGA output and the TV has no VGA socket. Am I right in the following? -

If I want to view the movie in HD I need to get a VGA - Component/HDMI converter? I don't mind purchasing one but I want to make sure that the quality will be top-notch before doing it. Perhaps someone else has done the same?
My Philips 26in LCD comes with adapters that mean you can use the DVI input with VGA or component.

Although one problem is it only goes up to 1024x768 for the PC input. The TV itself is HD Ready (1366x768)

Using my PC and using Windows media player I have use the TV's zoom to 16:9 to get a wide image - otherwize you get a letterboxed image inside the 1024x768 (4:3) picture. So this means you don't get a true 1366x768 HD image.

Cheers, Dave C.
 

tonton

Novice Member
cooperda said:
My Philips 26in LCD comes with adapters that mean you can use the DVI input with VGA or component.

Although one problem is it only goes up to 1024x768 for the PC input. The TV itself is HD Ready (1366x768)

Using my PC and using Windows media player I have use the TV's zoom to 16:9 to get a wide image - otherwize you get a letterboxed image inside the 1024x768 (4:3) picture. So this means you don't get a true 1366x768 HD image.

Cheers, Dave C.
Thanks Dave. I'm getting the 26PF5321. I don't think it has a DVI input.
 

PeteD64

Novice Member
shongola said:
Thanks Dave. I'm getting the 26PF5321. I don't think it has a DVI input.
Why have you decided to buy a TV without a PC input if that's one of the things you want to use it for?
 

tonton

Novice Member
PeteD64 said:
Why have you decided to buy a TV without a PC input if that's one of the things you want to use it for?
Because I have read good feedback on this tele and didn't realise it would be such a ball ache.
 

soil

Standard Member
it does have a dvi port from what sites say when i google'ed the model number.

as for plugging ur laptop upto it, u can just get a converter as said above, they cost like £2-5 dapends where u get them. or u could get a wire which does the same just has dvi at 1 end and vga at the other.
 

tonton

Novice Member
soil said:
it does have a dvi port from what sites say when i google'ed the model number.

as for plugging ur laptop upto it, u can just get a converter as said above, they cost like £2-5 dapends where u get them. or u could get a wire which does the same just has dvi at 1 end and vga at the other.
Cheers but I checked and it only has 2 hdmi and 1 component input.
 

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