hopefully, someone here is a tech expert. i'm trying to figure out how to display streaming video from the laptop on the tv. seems like there ought to be a cable that can take th output and send into one of the tv inputs, but i'm not sure what kind of cable i need. i'm reading about usb-hdmi, -dvi and -vga. which is the right way to go?
another question... how does the laptop know to send the video to the output jack instead of to the screen? software required?
the tv is an LG, these look like the tv relevant inputs:
source is a mac, available outputs are USB and... not sure what you call this one:
if necessary, we can source from a PC laptop, i imagine that would be easier. but i'd rather use my own machine. any ideas?
tv specs listed below:
• Input/Output connections 1 x Composite video/audio input (RCA phono x 3) - Side,
1 x USB 2.0 (4 pin USB Type A) - Side,
1 x Composite video/audio input (RCA phono x 3) - Rear,
1 x Component video input (RCA phono x 3) - Rear,
1 x Audio line-in (RCA phono x 2) - Rear,
1 x Digital audio output (optical) (TOSLINK) - Rear,
2 x HDMI input (19 pin HDMI Type A) - Rear,
1 x RGB input (15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)) - Rear,
1 x Headphones (Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm) - Side,
1 x Audio line-in (Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm) - Rear,
1 x Serial (9 pin D-Sub) - Rear,
1 x HDMI input (19 pin HDMI Type A) - Side
• Video interface HDMI, Component, Composite
• HDMI ports qty 3
• PC interface VGA (HD-15)