How do I play games on my television?

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  1. cupajoe
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    Okay. That topic title was just to get your attention. I know how to play games on my television. The real question is: is there a way to stream my computer to my TV? I have a Vizio HD tv about 12 feet away from my computer, and I wanted to run some emulators on my computer and play them through my TV. Is there a way to do this?
     
  2. da_head

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    um...two ways as far as i no.

    firstly (and the best way): does your computer have an hdmi port? if so, hook that shit up to ur hd tv
    secondly: the place where you hook up ur monitor, some tvs have the same port
     
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    Does your TV have a VGA input?

    Does your computer have an S-Video output?
     
  4. cupajoe
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    I guess I should've asked for a remote way to do it. Because my computer's wires are tangled behind a big ass desk. I should move my tv up here instead of a monitor. LOL.
     
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    well if your computer and tv have compatible hookups, the best way would probably be to just get a long cable, wiring around the top of your room if the ground isn't an option. Monoprice has a wide selection of loooong cables at very reasonable prices.
     
  7. UltraMagnus

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    long cables are probably your best option, any wireless solution will just introduce lag.

    although, if you want to keep the quality up you will need decent quality cables and/or repeaters