Just finished configuring my new 47 plasma with local network, hubs looks great at 47' ...everything is great at 47'
ANybody else using there lcd tvs or plasma as a computer monitor?
kind of a fun contrast, im typing from my tiny netbook keypad, lol
i now this is pointless, im sorry, im really, really excited by this, first snowfall hit today in western ny, and winter now looks a hell of alot less daunting
Sounds awesome, sunforged! Alas, I wish I had it set up with mine, but my plasma doesn't have a VGA port, and my laptop doesn't have HDMI.
I was collecting components to build a HTPC, but since having been laid off I put parts buying on hold temporarily. When I get it done, it will be great though.
You said TV connected with local network...how exactly?
I should have added that I would never buy a 47' Plasma at real prices..this is actually the first tv I ever purchased, ever! my others were carried home during college when international students move away at breaks and just put everythinfg to the curb!
Got this for only 375!,,my girlfriend and I picked it as our christmas present for each other...she is just happy to now be able to force me to get rid of my giant 1990's console tv that is stacked to the ceiling with speakers and old stereo equiopment
anyways...local network, for $20 I bought an old xbox, installed a linux based media center OS called Boxie, the xbox is in my LAN so I can access all my music and videos and browse with it too!...you would be able to do that also as the xbox can just be connected via rca cables
this tv does have a PC port and pre-plasma i used a $8 adapter s video to RCA, not the best res, but was useful to broadcast downloaded video on the big screen
heres Boxee...LifeHacker is always talking about it.
Boxee was XBMC
if your interested you can also put boxee on a spare laptop or old computer
http://lifehacker.com/5421149/boxee-bet … k-and-feel
http://www.productwiki.com/microsoft-xb … nutes.html
Cool, I was wondering if you had one of the new TVs with connectivity. That is an awesome deal, though. I am pretty cheap, so I waited and managed a smoking deal year before last.
I have used S-video also, but text is almost unreadable on the screen so I gave up. The HTPC or a setup like you have is better anyway for the reasons you mentioned. Since getting ATT Uverse I can access my music and video files through the network via the settop box, but it's a little janky.
Anyway, I'm a little jealous of your setup.
Oh, and thanks for those links!
Wish the earnings matched the screen!(all data is blurred out per TOS, just wanted to use a screen image we all know well for comparison purposes
i couldnt resist...I havent actually taken apart the old entertainment system, so just testing in a corner of my living room, but gotta snigger at the netbook/tv contrast
ill have to splurge on wireless mouse and keyboard now- time to write some hubs
Aw, now you're just rubbing it in! Great paintings, also! Yours I'm guessing...
If you decide to mount it on the wall, I got a great mount and HDMI cables from monoprice.com. The mount is very good quality, super sturdy tilt mount, and it was around $25.
There is something about screen size when it comes to the internet. It somehow feels more accessible to me on a big screen.
Ill have to take a look at monoprice than..I was planning on putting on the fireplace mantel since I dont use it anyway...but its a little high and im concerned about putting an unsecured 100lb electronic up there.
The mounts on the back are huge, i can use them as handles
thanks !, yep, my paintings, this whole net thing started for me by trying to do online promotion of art (not only mine) there big..kind of throws off the perspective on the tv
Does monoprice have an aff program?
*edit* Oh no, you already got the market cornered on some of the netbook keywords i wanted! lol,Im off to read them... ill stay away from those models in my upcoming reviews
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