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Q: displaying computer digital images on Hi Def TV ( No Answer,   9 Comments )
Subject: displaying computer digital images on Hi Def TV
Category: Computers
Asked by: cjohnsonmmd-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 21 Aug 2006 15:38 PDT
Expires: 20 Sep 2006 15:38 PDT
Question ID: 758201
What would be the easiest way to display digital images that are in
"My Pictures" on my computer (Compaq Presario) in Hi Def on my TV
(Sony WEGA) which is not in the same room?

Request for Question Clarification by tisme-ga on 21 Aug 2006 16:09 PDT
Is it an American model? What is the exact model number?

Clarification of Question by cjohnsonmmd-ga on 22 Aug 2006 15:51 PDT
Computer is American Compaq Presario 5000
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: displaying computer digital images on Hi Def TV
From: shanedj-ga on 22 Aug 2006 03:42 PDT
If your computer has a TV out or S-Video you could trail a wire to the
televesion. I use a monitor extension cable that allows me to view on
my hi-def TV.

Why not purchase a cheap low profile PC and hook up a home wireless
network, with wireless mouse and keyboard and utilise the wireless
connectiviry to display the images from another machine.
Subject: Re: displaying computer digital images on Hi Def TV
From: termin8tor-ga on 22 Aug 2006 17:41 PDT
An even cheaper thing you could try, if you have a DVD player plugged
into your sony wega, and your p.c also comes equipped with a dvd r/w
you could always use nero-burning rom (a trial can be downloaded at : ) on your p.c to create a "DVD photo slide show"
and simply put your images onto the dvd disk and view them on your
sony wega.
Hope that helps.
Subject: Re: displaying computer digital images on Hi Def TV
From: cjohnsonmmd-ga on 23 Aug 2006 05:55 PDT
Would a "DVD photo slide show" from my attached DVD player be
displayed in "Hi Def" or does it require a very expensive Hi Def DVD
Subject: Re: displaying computer digital images on Hi Def TV
From: darren_boe-ga on 25 Aug 2006 14:21 PDT
First of all if you ran an s-video to your TV. your image would be
horrible.  S-video can not carry Hi-Def, S-video isn't even
Progressive scan.  Also DVD?s are not hi-def and are only progressive
scan after being run through a de-interlacer.

The only way to get a Hi-Def image is to either have a direct digital
connection (hdmi, DVI) or to go through either component cables (three
connections for video, Red Green Blue) or a standard monitor vga

***now on to your choices***

The single best way would be to buy a video card with hdmi outputs and
connect that to your HDTV.  A cheaper way would be to buy an extra
Output for your pc and run that to your HDTV. 
This link has one for $22

Your other option is to buy a DVD player with one of those connections
and a memory card reader.  You will also be very happy with the image
and color you get out of your standard DVD?s with a DVD player using
hdmi or dvi outputs.
this link has one for $90

or an Xbox 360?

*** you can skip this part***
Your image will degrade every time it is changed from analog/digital. 
All DVD?s or media as we know it today start out as digital and if you
aren't using HDMI or dvi connections the signal will be converted to
analog so it can be sent through the connection.  Once your HDTV
receives that signal it is converted back to digital.  Your image is
now only a fraction of what it once was.

However if you have a HDMI or DVI cable your signal can stay digital
all the way from the source (DVD, memory card ect.) to your screen. 
This retains all the original color and clarity.

Sorry if that was long I just didn't want to tell you to go spend
money without telling you why.
Subject: Re: displaying computer digital images on Hi Def TV
From: galphanet_-ga on 26 Aug 2006 04:21 PDT
USe somthing like MediaCenter or Showcenter.
Search it on or on or
They do devices for this.
Subject: Re: displaying computer digital images on Hi Def TV
From: bmankin-ga on 26 Aug 2006 06:41 PDT
I assume your Sony WEGA is not an NTSC television, and is 16:9?
Without knowing the model of the TV, I can only assume that it has a
Memory Stick slot like most WEGA TV's.

The easist way is to take your pictures on the computer and transfer
to a Sony Memory stick, and then to put that memory stick in the TV
and play back the images. As long as the images are hi-res (like
1366x768; assuming the TV is 16:9 aspect ratio) then the pictures will
look great--and technically meet the so-called "HDTV" standard. By
doing this you don't have to worry about the technical aspects of scan
converters, running cables, progresive vs interlaced scanning, et al.
This is what I would do if I were in the same senario.

Good luck-
Subject: Re: displaying computer digital images on Hi Def TV
From: cjohnsonmmd-ga on 26 Aug 2006 13:49 PDT
Much thanks for your great suggestions!
The TV is Sony Grand Wega KDF-EA42A10. It is 16:9 and has HDMI,
although apparently no memory stick slot.  The manual suggests using a
HD15-HD15 to connect ta a PC.  It also says "You can also connect a
DVI-equipped device to your TV by using an HDMI-to-DVI cable".
  I think that best is burning digital images to a CD or DVD and use
my DVD player if this would give near Hi Def images.  Is a special DVD
player required for this?
Subject: Re: displaying computer digital images on Hi Def TV
From: originalspaceman-ga on 06 Sep 2006 08:26 PDT
If you have a home wireless network, or wireless built into your
laptop, I would recommend getting a seperate peice of hardware that
hooks up to the television.  This D-Link MediaLounge shared folders on
your TV.  It's very user friendly and easy to setup.  They cost around
$220 and give you even more features than just viewing pictures!
Subject: Re: displaying computer digital images on Hi Def TV
From: mattman7-ga on 13 Sep 2006 13:40 PDT
Extra long VGA cables are not really that expensive-I think after
about 15' they run about $1/foot. I use a $12 switchbox and a 25' VGA
cable run to my ceiling projector. You could just put a switchbox in
the computer run and run the vga cable through the basement/attic to
the TV

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