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If you have a connection to the Internet, you can watch episodes of your favorite TV shows directly on your computer, using only a web browser. Many websites offer libraries of television shows and movies to watch for free with limited advertisements. Using your laptop can allow you to connect and watch TV from just about anywhere, as long as there is an Internet connection.
Visit a popular TV show streaming website. Use credible resources when watching and streaming media online to protect your personal information. Some popular television networks now allow the viewing of their shows online for free, in case you missed an old episode or in case you're on the go. Look through genres and categories that interest you and use the website's search bar if they have one available. Search for the TV show you are looking to watch. Choose and select the show you want to watch and click on it to see if there are any further instructions required regarding using the website. Watch the TV show on your laptop by pressing "Play" on the video player. If it is not working, you may need additional plugins to run your video and sound software. http://download.cnet.com/k-lite-codec-pack/3000-13632_4-64246.html Get a collection of VFW or ACM codecs, Directshow filters for your media files http://download.cnet.com/microsoft-directx-redistributable-june/3000-2121_4-10176490.htmlMicrosoft DirectX Redistributable Watch TV Online http://www.myeasytv.com/
Decide if you want to watch the television on your computer
or use the TV as a larger monitor. If you want to view the contents of
the TV on your laptop, you need a video card connected to to the
computer. These cards can either be inserted through the express PCI
card slot on the laptop, or via USB cable. Make sure the video tuner
card supports component video.
Connect the DVI-to-component cable into the DVI port if you
want to use the TV as a large monitor for your laptop. However, if you
have a VGA port, plug the VGA-to-component cable into the VGA port.
Plug the RGB component cables into the component side of the
DVI- or VGA-to-component cable. If you want to watch the TV on your
computer, insert the RGB cables into the TV video card.
Plug the other end of the RGB component cables into the TV.
If you are using the TV as a monitor, plug the cables into the
"Component In" ports. However, if you are sending the TV signal to the
computer, plug the cables into the "Component Out" port (the other end
of the DVI- or VGA-to-component cable that you connected to your
computer in Step 2).
Power on the TV. If you are using the TV as a computer
monitor, press the "Video" button until "Component Video" appears on the
screen. If you are watching TV on your computer, launch the television
viewing software that came with the TV tuner card. You can now see the
contents of the TV on your computer.
it sounds like you need a mpeg codec to play dvd the software you are using doesnot need that to play dvds but windows does you could try a software like power dvd 6.0 this have a mpeg driver included windows can use.then media player can also play dvd using the codec from power dvd
Having the ability to plug in your laptop to T.V. doesn't mean your free to watch hassle free. First you have to consider the resolution that will be the number of pixels your T.V. set can produce. a regular T.V. only has 320x240 resolution your average computer and laptop can only go as low as 640x480. That resolution is still very for an ordinary T.V. to produce a picture. You need a T.V. set that is at least 21" or more in size. If you want more picture quality then you need a T.V. that has 1080p resolution.
Normally, a TV tuner device (card/USB) is required to be able to receive and therefore watch TV program(s) on any computer. What TV/Capture card is being used? Additionally, on what Operating System and is it cable TV or aerial antenna.