Using Computer as DVD Player

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by gco212, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. gco212 macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2004
    I'm home from college for the summer, and left the DVD player that I use with my TV at school. Anyway, I was wondering what kind of video quality I could expect using my laptop as a DVD with a VGA connection with my 32" HDTV? Will it be acceptable, or will I be losing a lot of frames.

    PS, it's a Sceptre TV and a Dell E1505 laptop. Thanks for any help you can give.
  2. PCMacUser macrumors 68000


    Jan 13, 2005
    It'll be fine.
  3. Macabron macrumors member


    May 23, 2005
    Durango, México.
    Use a dvi to hdmi cable, and the quality is right up there with the best oversampling dvd players, plus you can watch all the hd trailers in full hd glory.
  4. Bobjob186 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 16, 2005
    Laguna Beach
    you can get that dvi to hdmi cord from for super cheap.
  5. gco212 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2004
    Thanks a lot for the tips guys. Looks like I'll be buying a DVI-> HDMI cord later today.

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