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[*] Post 459531 posted on 2-7-2012 at 19:30 Reply With Quote
Connecting laptop to dvd player

I have a dvd with hard drive player/recorder which has a DVI connector that I use to connect my camcorder to and was able to record or watch on my tv what was playing on my camcorder.
Is it possible to connect a laptop to the dvd player via usb-dvi cable and play films and clips this way?
The reason is we have just got an old style 32inch tv for the childrenís den (a 20x10 foot shed in the garden) which only has scart connections. They currently watch and have their films stored on a laptop but want to watch on the tv. I donít want to make dvd copies of each of these films.
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[*] Post 459552 posted on 3-7-2012 at 02:14 Reply With Quote

Plug it in and try.
I have numerous "boxes" connected to my TV (which has all sorts of inputs except USB) in the lounge,. Some of my boxes take USB, and I find that what works in one, may not necessarily work in another. F'rinstance, I have a memory stick that had photos and some video on it. In one device (DVD recorder IIRC) it would show all the piccies, but not the video. Some laptops actually have a composite video output so you may be able to just plug it into the TV direct.
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