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Best way to get Netflix from PC to HD TV


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My Win7 tower doesn't have/and probably needs an HDMI PCI card to start with? Although I do have S-Video ports. I just want NF on a bigger screen!! :woot:


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what is the make and model of your tv? we need to know what input connections it has

also the make and model of your graphics card or pc if it doesn't have one? we need to know what output connections are available.

 

usual connection is either an hdmi lead (maybe with a dvi to hdmi adaptor on the pc end), or an all in one vga and sound lead, with both of these connection options you'd just set up your pc to run with dual monitors, then drag the browser to the tv screen and play whatever you want to watch in full screen mode.

 

examples of leads and adaptor.

vga :- http://www.amazon.co...r/dp/B003JHKR2C

hdmi :- http://www.amazon.co...ords=hdmi cable

dvi to hdmi cable :- http://www.amazon.co...rds=dvi to hdmi

dvi to hdmi adaptor :- http://www.amazon.co...rds=dvi to hdmi

 

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TV: Samsung UN32EH4003FXZA. It has two HDMI's. Co-ax. A USB port and the standard RCA's.

GC: Intel® 82945G Express Chipset Family. Not much for outputs on the PC-just the monitor-VGA

and S-video-connection/output?

Thanks for the fast reply and links!


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to be honest i think i'd invest in a cheap video card for the pc which has an hdmi connection then use an hdmi lead to connect to the tv. make sure your power supply is good enough, you may need to upgrade that as well.

 

you can try using the s-video to composite on the tv, but i've never had much luck with s-video if memory serves and why i'd go for adding a dedicated video card.

 

this is the type of cable you'd need :- http://www.amazon.co...3-RCA Composite

 

 

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Edited by terry1966, 27 September 2014 - 09:53 AM.

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make sure your power supply is good enough, you may need to upgrade that as well.

 

you can try using the s-video to composite on the tv, but i've never had much luck with s-video if memory serves and why i'd go for adding a dedicated video card.

 

this is the type of cable you'd need :- http://www.amazon.co...3-RCA Composite

 

 

:popcorn:

How would one go about checking if the power supply can handle the new hdmi card? Thanks I'll go with the video card. The S-video cable I have has bent pins-flimsy. :cheers:


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sorry for the late reply, what ever graphics card you buy will have a recommended power supply unit(psu) wattage rating, say 400 watts so as long as the power supply in your pc meets or is greater than that 400 watts rating then you'll usually be ok.

 

the wattage rating of your psu will be on it somewhere, usually a sticker on the side of the unit itself.

 

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No worries-thanks for all of the info! Minutes away from ordering!


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I was going to order this one:http://www.amazon.co...rds=dvi to hdmi

that you suggested. But mine is a normal VGA without that flat looking pin on the left side of the VGA cord. I just need a 24 pin and not the +1

 

 

NM-sorry-I just looked in the back of my monitor and saw the DVI port. That's the one!


Edited by JEISEN, 05 October 2014 - 10:36 AM.

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sorry you've totally lost me,
 

NM-sorry-I just looked in the back of my monitor and saw the DVI port. That's the one!

you can not connect the tv to your monitor and expect to see a picture on your tv.
the tv needs to be connected to your pc/graphics cards video output/connection.
 
so have you bought a graphics card with a dvi connection on it? if so then yes that is the cable to use to connect to the hdmi port on your tv.
 
also just for info, you can't get a cable that goes from vga to hdmi because vga is an analogue signal and both dvi and hdmi are digital signals.
so to go from vga to hdmi you need a signal converter in-between those 2 connection types.
something like this :- http://www.amazon.co...r/dp/B00AYFLP2S
 
:popcorn:

 

thinking about it, if your not planning on using your pc while watching stuff on your tv then you could just use a switch to connect both your tv and monitor to your pc's analogue connection.

like one of these :- http://www.amazon.co...h/dp/B000J249JC

 

not the cheapest or best option maybe, but would also mean you won't need to buy a new graphics card and maybe power supply or open up your pc to fit them.
 

the way this would work is you'd need:-

3 vga to vga cables.

1 vga switch box

1 vga to hdmi converter box

1 standard hdmi to hdmi cable

1 sound cable

 

then connect vga cables

1 connected from the pc to the switch box input.

1 connected from the switch box output a to your monitor.

1 connected from the switch box output b to the vga to hdmi converter box

 

the hdmi cable connected from vga to hdmi converter box to tv

the sound cable from the pc sound/headphone jack to the vga to hdmi converter sound input jack socket.

 

now any time you want to watch something on the tv you'd just start it running on the pc showing on your monitor and when you flick a switch on the switch box it will be displayed on your tv's hdmi channel.

 

only drawback with this option is unlike running dual screens (like i do.) you can only use one or the other display.


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sorry you've totally lost me,
 

NM-sorry-I just looked in the back of my monitor and saw the DVI port. That's the one!

you can not connect the tv to your monitor and expect to see a picture on your tv.
the tv needs to be connected to your pc/graphics cards video output/connection.
 

Yeah I found that out the hard way. No I haven't bought a graphics card with HDMI or DVI yet. Thank you for taking the time to explain the switch box method. I think I'll get a graphics card. I'm following this thread now. I didn't see that box before. Maybe I can reply a little faster next time!


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no probs. ;)

 

the cable you will need depends on the graphics card you get, if it has 2 dvi connections then you'll need the dvi to hdmi cable, if it has at least 1 hdmi connection then you will need the hdmi to hdmi cable to connect to the tv.

 

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Following topics does work!!! :yeah: Got an email notice-setup is the key!!!!

Keeping the "cheap" part of your advice in mind I found this: http://www.walmart.c...s-Card/15172289 .

                             But it will have to wait until next week.  I'll post an update when it's movie time!


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so how you getting on?

you got everything installed and working to your satisfaction yet?

 

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There should be an auto-follow feature for forgetful post starters-ticking a checkbox is too much stress!!!! :D  Why would you not want to follow a post you started???

                Anyway-as luck would have it: A senior neighbor lady who I helped set up her HD TV and her new Windows 7 tower said "Why don't you take this "old" one?" (XP tower with DVI card in it)!!!!!!! :yeah: :yeah: :yeah: She also gave me her "old" HD TV. I forgot to mention that before. So using that "wrong" chord I bought off of Amazon everything set up nice and quick!!! I've been busy :popcorn: :pepsi:

terry-1,000 thank you's for hangin' in there with me!!!


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as you found out, pretty easy to set up once you have all the correct connectors and cables. :D

 

glad you have everything working now, :spoton:

 

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