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Old 03-23-2014, 03:17 PM
 
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I don't have a DVD player or a DVD drive on my pc. I was wondering if I could kill two birds with one stone.

I've heard of chrome cast but not sure how it works. Is there any device that I can buy that will allow me to put a DVD disk into my computer and watch it on my tv?
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Old 03-23-2014, 04:06 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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You can use an hdmi cable to hook up your PC to your TV and use it as the display.
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Old 03-23-2014, 05:05 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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My wife does it all the time.
iTunes + Apple TV.
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Old 03-23-2014, 05:08 PM
 
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I don't have a DVD player or a DVD drive on my pc. I was wondering if I could kill two birds with one stone.

I've heard of chrome cast but not sure how it works. Is there any device that I can buy that will allow me to put a DVD disk into my computer and watch it on my tv?
If you have a HDMI output on your computer, just get a cable from Wal-Mart or someplace to hook them up.

If you have an older computer that only has an audio mini-jack and VGI video, you will need to go to a computer specialty store such as Fry's to get an HDMI converter.

Chromecast would not work directly--Chromecast allows you to stream from your wireless home network, so first you have to set up your network for streaming from your computer as a media source.
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Old 03-23-2014, 07:29 PM
 
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I forgot to mention that I want to do via wireless. My pc is to far away from my TV. I do have a wireless network already setup.
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Old 03-23-2014, 08:07 PM
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I don't believe your current drive (non DVD) will be able to read a DVD. This is both a firmware and hardware limitation......you can probably snag a DVD-drive pretty cheap.
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:18 PM
 
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Okay on a side note what's the difference between Chromecast and Roku ?
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Old 03-23-2014, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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1) Why do what to put a DVD in a computer far away from your TV, probably with no remote control too?
2) I use an old Playstation 2 to watch DVDs. I tried buying a couple of cheap ones, but they kept breaking.
3) Depending on your computer if you do buy a DVD player for your computer, you might need additional software to play a DVD movie.
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Old 03-23-2014, 11:30 PM
 
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Why not just buy a cheap Blu-ray player and be done with it?
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Old 03-23-2014, 11:43 PM
 
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I need a DVD player for both my pc and I currently don't have one for my tv either so I was hoping to get two birds with one stone. I don't want to buy 2 DVD players but it looks like I'll have to.
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