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paulie_linux 09-27-2013 07:07 PM

Streaming Video from My Linux Laptop to Cable Ready TV.
I cant replace my existing Cable Ready TV (37") with a new TV for $100. So my laptop which runs Linux/Tethered to a Sprint Phone works great. How can I stream video from my Laptop to the TV?. Not quite a Linux question I know but you folks are way more intelligent:)
The TV has 2 Component Connections(RCA). I see all the new streaming devices connect to the newer TV's HDMI, USB, etc ports. What devices if any can connect to my TV and receive streaming from my Laptop? The present use and Config for TV is Indoor Antenna(connects via coax) for local channels and 1 out of 2 Component Inputs are being used for DVD player. Thanks folks.

My laptop does have a VGA 15 pin output adapter on it. I did overlook this. I will pursue a VGA to Component Adapter. Thanks Folks very well done.

dugan 09-27-2013 07:28 PM

Can't you just use a VGA-to-component adapter to connect your laptop's video-out to your TV?

michaelk 09-27-2013 08:03 PM

I assume that your laptop does not have any type of video output signal port nor that your TV has a VGA input. There are VGA to composite and VGA to component converters that will work. I have not played with them in awhile so I can not recommend a particular make/model. In a nutshell this is just using your TV as an external monitor. There are plenty of USB to HDMI and VGA converters and video capture but trying to quickly find a USB component/composite output was futile.

paulie_linux 09-27-2013 10:28 PM

THe Laptop has only HDMI for connecting directly to the external monitor or TV as well as USB ports. I had not thought of utilizing the USB port in terms of converting it to Composite or others which the TV has. Its a great thought to me and I will pursue. Thx

onebuck 09-28-2013 05:03 AM

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