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How is the best way to connect my computer to my TV screen?
« on: January 10, 2015, 09:16:24 PM »
I had an idea tonight and I want to test it out. I have a Bluetooth Apple keyboard that I have used with my PC desktop in the past... so what if I could hook my desktop to my 50" TV and play Chex with my wireless keyboard??? I'm thinking I would need an HDMI/USB cord right? Anyone have any tips or better ideas?
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How is the best way to connect my computer to my TV screen?
« on: January 10, 2015, 09:16:24 PM »

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Re: How is the best way to connect my computer to my TV screen?
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2015, 10:49:13 PM »
Yeah, an HDMI cord would probably be the best. Chex Quest on a 50" screen would be awesome!


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Re: How is the best way to connect my computer to my TV screen?
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2015, 12:38:30 AM »
I know right?? My computer doesn't have an HDMI port though! :(
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Re: How is the best way to connect my computer to my TV screen?
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2015, 02:02:08 AM »
It has DVI though, right? They make DVI to HDMI adapters.

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Re: How is the best way to connect my computer to my TV screen?
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2015, 02:32:34 AM »
I once played Chex Quest on a big screen. My setup was:
1: A VGA cable to connect my laptop to a projector.
2: A blank wall (I have a huge white wall in my house, and no one knows what to do with it, so we use it for projecting instead of buying an expensive 4k television.)
3: DOSBox.
Then I fired up Chex Quest and BOOM, I was playing it on a "120 wall.

If you have those things, you can play it with a projector. I might post a pic of my playing it on a projector and a "120 wall.
« Last Edit: January 11, 2015, 02:35:07 AM by Awesomedude249 »
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Re: How is the best way to connect my computer to my TV screen?
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2015, 05:28:35 AM »
THAT sounds fun. Now I wish we had a giant white wall in my home.


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Re: How is the best way to connect my computer to my TV screen?
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2015, 06:12:15 PM »
Your best bed is probably the DVI to HDMI connector. If you don't have a DVI connection, you can always try a VGA to DVI adapter (though they usually go the other direction, so not sure how well it would work).
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Re: How is the best way to connect my computer to my TV screen?
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2015, 09:51:37 PM »
Yeah, an HDMI cord would probably be the best. Chex Quest on a 50" screen would be awesome!

I have done it several times before.  I actually have my 51" TV set up on my computer desk.

Playing T.U.C.Q. and DeiMwolf on a 51" TV just 2 1/2 feet away from my face IS JUST AWESOME!!!

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Re: How is the best way to connect my computer to my TV screen?
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2015, 09:56:34 PM »
Yeah, an HDMI cord would probably be the best. Chex Quest on a 50" screen would be awesome!

I have done it several times before.  I actually have my 51" TV set up on my computer desk.

Playing T.U.C.Q. and DeiMwolf on a 51" TV just 2 1/2 feet away from my face IS JUST AWESOME!!!

I know the feeling heh

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Re: How is the best way to connect my computer to my TV screen?
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2015, 06:03:51 PM »
such pixels

wow

so blocks


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Re: How is the best way to connect my computer to my TV screen?
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2015, 10:26:10 PM »
Xbolt, your text at the bottom isn't small enough. I could read it without zooming in...
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Re: How is the best way to connect my computer to my TV screen?
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2015, 11:45:49 PM »
Xbolt, your text at the bottom isn't small enough. I could read it without zooming in...

Same. Son, I am disappoint.
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Re: How is the best way to connect my computer to my TV screen?
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2015, 02:51:53 PM »
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