Playing video files on TV

  ponytail 08 Jan 13
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Is it possible to play any video files I have on my hard drive straight to the TV.If so what would I need ie leads,sockets etc.If I could do that it would save me having to transfer to my media player before playing on the TV

  Chronos the 2nd 08 Jan 13

Yes you can. I have a HTPC connected to my TV via a HDMI cable and play my films via the PC that way.

As to what you need depends on the connections your TV has and if your PC has a spare port on the graphics card be it DVI HDMI VGA.

Chronos: does it not depend on what formats the TV supports? - eg MP4? I'm not sure you can expect to play any old video file straight off a hard drive onto your TV.

  Chronos the 2nd 08 Jan 13

Ian in Northampton

Never had a problem and to be honest never gave it a thought.

  SillBill 08 Jan 13

@ Ian in Northampton

If you are using the TV as a Monitor you can play back anything.

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