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.