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Old 06-21-2012, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I want to purchase this TV:

SEIKI LC-32G82 1080p Flat Panel LCD TV: Details & Specs at NexTag


....but I don't have cable yet and I want to make sure I can connect my laptop to this TV so I can watch youtube videos and Hulu on it. I'm sooo not tech-savvy. What spec lets me know whether or not I can do this, and what kind of equipment (cable, etc.) would I need?

I have a wireless internet connection that is provided free of charge to all residents in my building.
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Depends on your laptop. Does it have HDMI or S-Video?

Looks like your only options.
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:09 AM
 
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What he said.^^^^

Have you considered other TVs? For an off-brand internet purchase, that price is still fairly high. I'm not one to put a lot of emphasis on specs, especially theoretical ones like dynamic contrast ratio, but 4000:1 is extremely low when top tier brands are claiming up to 2,000,000:1. There are numerous TVs out there for not much more money that I would expect to perform much better, and be more reliable in the long run. Yes, it's 1080P, but consider that most people feel that in a 32" that is all but unnoticeable, and that there are many factors that affect a TV picture beyond raw resolution.

I looked at some of Seiki's larger TVs, and they are typically less than their competitors. I'm a firm believer if "if its too good to be true..." so I'm not convinced their TVs will be all that great in the long run.
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Originally Posted by Peregrine View Post
Depends on your laptop. Does it have HDMI or S-Video?

Looks like your only options.

Oh boy...I don't even know what that is

Here is the netbook I have:

ASUS Eee PC 1005HAB Specs (10.1", Atom N270, Windows 7 Starter, 1 GB RAM, 250 GB HDD) - Laptops - CNET Reviews
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Old 06-21-2012, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Jenks, Oklahoma
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Logitech 970-000001 Revue With Google TV - Web Browser, Internet Apps, Companion Box, Intuitive Keyboard, Built-in Expandability at TigerDirect.com

My friends have this and it works great.
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Diaspora
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The picture can be sent via the VGA connectors. You will need to purchase a male-to-male VGA cable. The audio will be sent from the headphone jack on your ASUS to the AUDIO connection to the right of the right of the VGA connection on the rear of the TV. You will need to purchase a male-to-male 3.5mm stereo cable.

http://www.seikidigital.com/Manuals/LC-32G82_UM_TI11376.PDF

And here is the cable:

http://www.amazon.com/RiteAV-VGA-Cable-3-5mm-Audio/dp/B0018M7ZES/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1340325213&sr=8-1&keywords=vga+cable+with+audio

And here is the wireless keyboard/mouse that will make use of it much easier:

http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Wireless-Keyboard-Multi-Touch-920-003070/dp/B005DKZTMG/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1340325383&sr =1-1&keywords=logitech+wireless+keyboard
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Old 06-22-2012, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Looks neat

Funny though the site says "Only available in store" in an on-line site. Do they actually have a brick/mortar store?
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Old 06-22-2012, 04:40 PM
 
Location: sowf jawja
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You may find the video quality to be less than desirable using that netbook.

I don't know too much about atom processors, but for some reason I'm thinking the hw acceleration on them is non-existent with certain types of video or just poor quality.

Maybe someone else could clarify this.

I would suggest you get a roku box or something and be done with it.

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Old 06-23-2012, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Diaspora
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TV resolution will be 1920x1080
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Old 06-23-2012, 08:18 AM
 
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TV resolution will be 1920x1080
GIGO.

You could play a 5th generation VHS tape on the TV and it will still be 1920x1080. Doesn't mean the picture will look good.
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