watching basketball games on tv through computer

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by iaddict, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. iaddict macrumors 6502

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    I have several laptops that I can watch the NCAA games on. I was wondering if there's a simple solution to running some connection from the laptop to my tv so that I can watch the games on my tv rather than on the laptop? They are all Dells and do not have a tv card or anything special like that.
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Well, you'll need one if you want to do the same on a Mac.

    What is it, the... elegato eyeTV, I think.
     
  3. iaddict thread starter macrumors 6502

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    no cable will work?

    So there's no cable that I can run from the computer to tv without a tv card, is that what you're saying? I really don't know anything about this. I just thought since I could get it via my laptop that there might be some cable that would allow me to connect the tv to the laptop and watch it over the tv.
     
  4. SayWhat?! macrumors newbie

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  5. mwchris macrumors regular

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    Yes You Can

    SayWhat?! - The OP does say what laptop he has - "They are all Dells..."

    Which leads to the question why is it posted in apple hardware?? Anyway, it can be done non-the-less.

    If all you want to do is display the image you have on your computer on your TV, you just need to pick up a scan converter. They are all over the web and range in price, and I would imagine your local best buy or radio shack has one available. The image usually isn't perfect (unless you buy a high dollar system like EXTRON), meaning not as good as the laptop screen, but they do work nicely.

    Anyway, here is a link to one:

    http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2486440


    Just google scan converter, or video scaler, or vga to tv.
     
  6. SayWhat?! macrumors newbie

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    You are correct. I failed to include the word "model" after "laptop". Too obvious to me I guess. The model might make a difference regarding what solution to suggest. I offered my Mac configuration as to what one might do with a Mac laptop. Thanks for your feedback.
     
  7. iaddict thread starter macrumors 6502

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    To MWChris

    Thanks for your response and the link. I was thinking there had to be something simple like that rather than trying to stream it from my iMac.
     

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