So I was over at my friends yesterday, and I had noticed he had wired his old XP computer wired to his HD TV he has. Frankly I never even thought of the idea, but it would be cool. I got really into the idea today as i was searching for spare cords. none of them would work for my Sony in my room though since it doesn't offer the VGA input. It does however offer S-Video and composite.
So I picked up one of these off eBay:
Figured it made the most sense since I basically have a number of different setups I'd potentially use for different reasons. A VGA - VGA cable even if I could find a spare one in the house would only work for the TV downstairs. I want the option to do the following:
XP - HD TV downstairs
XP - Sony TV
Laptop - HD TV Downstairs
Laptop - Sony TV
I'm pretty excited. Been a while since I ordered from eBay, but I found this while searching options and the location was in Vancouver, so I don't have to worry about Border Customs never getting me my stuff again...
Pretty excited about this, but I'm a bit concerned the XP I have won't work at all with this. I mean it should logically since my friend's got pretty much the same computer and the inputs register. The only question I'd really have in this thread is the chance that it possibly won't work for my desktop?
Anyway, I had a lot of motivation for this like clearing my desk off for other uses, playing multi-player emulators locally for once off RU of course and off N64/PS1 offline emulators and stuff. The list really goes on
Really just wondering if anyone else has tried this before and has any comments to it?
I love the idea personally and the cable was only 7 bucks, so a pretty good deal there.