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Help, want to watch movies from HD to TV

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  1. Puff66

    Puff66 Member

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    Hey all,
    OK so here is what I would like to do and is it a smart thing to do? I would like to have all my movies on a hard drive to watch on my TV whenever I want. Is this possible and if so how? If I'm in the wrong place my apologies.
    Thanks for the help
    S
     
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    scorpNZ Active member

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    If your computer graphic card supports dual monitor use a secondary cable to attach to tv,it's as simple as that apart from setting up as a clone of or seperate desktops or span,span is what i use,it places task bar on monitor 1 while leaving the other clear,you'll need to play with your graphic card settings to decide which suits you
     
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    If your Vid card has only one output (DVI-D) you can use a DVI-D > HDMI adapter and purchase a HDMI 4x1 switch from Monoprice.

    That's assuming your video card has a DVI-D or HDMI output and your TV has a DVI-D or HDMI input.

    Jeff
     
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    Is there anything that has a scroll down option so I can choose which title from the hard drive from my tv monitor?
     
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    Monoprice model HDX-420X 4x2 (four input two output) coax audio HDMI switch. It is a full matrix switcher. Don't know if the same model is available but there should be a replacement.
    What are you going to use for audio?

    I'm not sure if that answered your question. If you have an optical mouse within x distance from the PC you can just put the mouse/keyboard somewhere in front of the TV.

    Jeff
     
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    Install xbmc in windows or as a standalone,have videos in separate named folders,any covers you want displayed name them folder & they will show up in xbmc,clik link below then clik any of the skin pictures it'll give you an idea of what's what

    http://xbmc.org/skins/


    edit:if you don't have hdmi on graphic card,use audio cable they come pre made with 3.5mm jack on one end to connect to comp sound output the other end is rca
     
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