Comp to TV

13 11 2008

I come home and have it all planned out…

I have a svideo out on my graphics card and a cute little connector which connects to this at one end and gives out composite, component and svideo at the other end… Now component cables were ridiculously expensive last time I checked, so I use composite cables (the yellow ones)

I connect this to my TV, and take a simple audio cable and connect the stereo jack to comp and the left and right RF cables to the TV… cool

Now the nvidia control panel starts

Advice
1. Dont clone the outputs – monitor and tv will have the same output, but monitor’s resolution will be drastically low (=TV)
2. Best bet – extended desktop with monitor as primary

This puts the wallpaper on the tv, but nothing else
Now there is an option to enable automatic fullscreen video on the tv for any video played on the monitor. DONT use this coz it scales the video and fits it to your TV screen – both horizontall and vertically.. so your widescreen videos end up looking bad…

The good thing to do is to not check the option like I mentioned before, but instead just play the video on the monitor. Now the fun thing is that since the tv is an extended desktop, you can drag the video window application into the tv space (it disappears from the monitor – taskbar icon remains)… now once its in the TV space, double click on it … tv fullscreen… monitor same old stuff – no video πŸ™‚ Excellent πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Also, I got a bluetooth dongle and started to control this whole thing using my mobile phone πŸ™‚ Now that is fun

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