Watching Hulu on TV (how to watch internet video on your TV)


This is a follow up post to my earlier post about watching internet video (Hulu and YouTube) on a TV. Since I still haven’t found a set top box that I can recommend, I thought it would be helpful to describe how to hook your PC or laptop up to your television.

  • If you have an older PC or laptop, and an older TV, most likely what you need is an S-video cable.
  • If you have a newer PC or laptop and an older TV, DVI to S-video is more likely what you need.
  • Lastly, if you have a new PC or laptop, and a new TV (like a flat screen LCD TV) – you probably need a DVI to HDMI cable.

Hooking up your PC to your TV can be a pain. Here is another article I found about internet set top boxes. One that looks promising that I didn’t mention before is the “vunow“. The vunow claims to offer NBC content, but I couldn’t figure out where to actually buy it – so it may not be released yet.

It seems like someone just needs to get this hardware done so we can make cable and broadcast TV obsolete.

It’s the Beginning of the End for the TV Biz, Says Analyst

It’s the Beginning of the End for the TV Biz, Says Analyst | Epicenter from Wired.com

“We believe the feature film and TV content businesses are on the verge of structural changes that appear to impact the core revenue and profits of entertainment business models,” wrote DiClemente.

Viva la revolution! I just discovered Strike.tv last week. Just show me a way to watch Hulu and YouTube on my TV and I’ll be happy. Oh, and better quality re-streamed Tour de France coverage.