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saucey
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Hi.

Is anyone out there using a phone as a pass-thru to watch tv on a flat screen? What do I need to do this?

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Topic starter Posted : October 17, 2011 10:52 pm
rotorhead
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I occasionally use my iPhone to watch Netflix and Hulu on the TV when I am away from home. All you need is one of these.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/AV-TV-RCA-USB-Video-Cable-iPhone-3G-3GS-iphone-4-4G-/310233588953?pt=PDA_Accessories&hash=item483b5ce4d9

It plugs into the iPhone and into the composite RCA connectors on the TV.

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Posted : October 17, 2011 11:36 pm
saucey
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Hmm. I have an Android. My phone is the modem for the pc. Can I, and how do I, connect the tv to the computer? Will it work?

Thanks! I am coming to the experts for advice!

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Topic starter Posted : October 18, 2011 11:29 am
Jim Dandy
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If you have a flat screen TV it will work as a monitor when attached to your computer. Older computers have VGA connectors while some newer computers have HDMI connections.

The second of several options is to purchase a Blue Tooth adapter/video streaming kit. A Blue Tooth dongle goes in a USB port on the PC and a receiver adapter is plugged into an HDMI port of your TV. Warpia makes an adapter that works well if your PC has the processing power.

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Posted : October 18, 2011 6:26 pm
saucey
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Thanks y'all. Now I have a direction to go!

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Topic starter Posted : October 19, 2011 3:24 am
Effone
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Hi saucey,

The Warpia unit Jim Dandy mentioned works well for me. I got mine via Walmart.com. Just an added note to make sure your data plan is sufficient to cover the usage, otherwise your ISP bill could surprise you...

Regards.

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Posted : October 19, 2011 2:23 pm
Bob_T
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For those in their mid forties who have a PC connected to their TV, the coolest thing is to download MAME (Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator) and find some of the old arcade game ROMS on a torrent somewhere. I'm talking the original Donkey Kong, Pac Man, Frogger, Galaga Tapper etc. right on your TV. I also got one of those joysticks that they make for the big arcade games and hooked that up to the PC as it's harder to play them with a keyboard.

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Posted : October 19, 2011 3:40 pm
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