In this Electronics video tutorial you will learn how to connect a laptop or PC to your TV with an RGB cable. Take your RGB cable and plug it in to the back of the TV as shown in the video. You can also do this with the HDMI cable. Now take other end of the RGB cable and plug it in to the laptop or PC. Then you right click on your desktop, go down to graphics options > output to > monitor. Now you have to change the input to your TV. This will depend on the make and model of your TV. Once tha...
This Windows tutorial demonstrates how to connect a laptop with an Intel graphics card to a TV using the VGA port output in the laptop and a VGA cable.
Watch this video to learn how to use the Xfinity TV app from Comcast. Once you've configured the application, you'll be able to watch TV from anywhere, on an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. This video will explain how to set up and use the Xfinity app.
Cheaply, easily and quickly build an HDTV antenna that outperforms amplified store-bought antennas! This DIY antenna has amazingly good reception for your television. Quit paying your cable company when you can get HDTV for free!
It isn't a new gadget, but the EyeClops Mini Projector still makes a great stocking stuffer for Christmas Day. It's great for kids to play with, but for techies— it's sure to be something fun to hack and mod this holiday season.
Hack into a TV to get more channels! Make this DIY antenna that will get you at least a dozen more channels. You need a fork, shoelace and an old metal desk lamp. This is way better and far cheaper than the ones you buy in the store.
Projectors can be pretty pricey. 1080p projectors even worse. If that isn't reason enough for you to build your own, then what is? Systm shows you the complete, detailed process of building your own 1080p HD projector, so pay attention and take some notes!
Dust, bugs and cobwebs can get behind the screen of your big-screen TV and ruin the picture. You can open up your own TV and, with glass cleaner, a soft rag and a can of compressed air, get rid of most of the detritus interfering with your picture.
Plasma TV's are awesome but extremely fragile. If all that happens when you turn your plasma set on is a blinking LED light or it works for a while then turns off, you may have a blown capacitor on your power supply board. This video will show you how to fix the problem yourself and save $800!
Digital projectors can be prohibitively expensive, particularly for those who stand to benefit the most from their use—that is, young people who prefer watch television and movies on their home computers. No longer. This hacker's how-to demonstrates how to make a simple digital video projector out of an old LCD flatscreen monitor and a slide, or overhead, projector. For detailed, step-by-step instructions on fabricating your own LCD/overhead digital projector on the cheap, take a look!
This video tutorial from Consumer Reports will show you how to connect a digital converter box to an analog television. These are step-by-step instructions on how to connect your digital converter box, plus tips and troubleshooting to help you along the way. This DTV converter box is needed only if you do not connect to a cable box already, do not have a digital-ready television, and have an analog TV that connects to an antenna.
From the people who brought you the Dummies instructional book series, brings you the same non-intimidating guides in video form. This is Consumer Electronics for Dummies. Just watch this video tutorial to learn how to connect an antenna or cable to your HDTV, For Dummies.
In this clip, you'll learn how to install a backlight behind a television for an eye-catching diffused light effect. For more information, including a complete demonstration of the proces and detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this home theatre how-to from CNET.
In this home entertainment video series, learn how to use a universal remote control. A universal remote is just what it sounds like: it’s a device that allows you to control several different home electronics appliances at once—like the stereo, DVD player, VCD, TV, satellite dish, etc. The complexity of the remote can vary, but in this day and age, it’s probably a good idea to have one. Our expert will walk you through some of the basic functions and buttons, including how to program the uni...
Analog TV will stop all broadcasts on June 12, 2009. If you're not ready yet for the transfer from analog to digital, you bet get ready. You can buy a digital convertor box and a digital antenna for your analog television, you can but a digital antenna for your DTV-enable television, or you can save some money an build your own antenna! This video tutorial will show you how to make a digital television antenna with some coaxial cable, an empty coffee can, a hammer, a nail, and some duct tape ...
It’s late at night and your remote control runs out of batteries. When you go to replace them you realize you only have one batter left. Now you’ll have the quick fix knowledge to power your remote with just one battery until you can find another.
Tired of squinting over your laptop? There are several ways to turn a big-screen TV into your new computer monitor and enjoy video games, web content, and photos like never before.
Watch this to see how to hookup a digital to analog television converter. When analog broadcasting ends in February 2009, you're either going to have to buy a new TV, pay for cable, or get a converter box.
This five part series teaches you how to repair your Samsung LCD TV power clicking problem. This video is probably best to for TV experts or those fearless TV owner. This video walks you through the steps of giving your family entertainment center some at home surgery. The instructor with careful instructions and with your TV's safety in mind walks you through everything you need to know fix this pesky problem.
Interested in vintage cameras, projectors & film? In this video, get a demonstration of how to transfer 88mm film using the Tobin TVT-8 telecine machine.
Are you still watching television with an analog signal? If so, your TV may no longer work after February 17th, 2009. There is one easy fix to this problem though. There are many different kinds of convertor boxes out there, and the government is offering forty dollar coupons that you could use to get these digital-to-analog (DTV) converter boxes.
Have you ever wanted to watch content from your PC on your digital TV? This step-by-step guide makes it simple to understand and do. The video tells you exactly what you need in order to make this happen. You will need either a VGA connector cable or an HDMI cable, (if your PC supports it) or possibly a MINI to RCA audio cable. The video shows you the rest of the way and how to configure your TV and PC.
In this instruction videos for operating your home theater, learn how to program and use a universal remote control. A universal remote is a device that allows you to control several different home electronics appliances at once: the stereo, DVD player, VCD, TV, satellite dish, etc. With the abundance of home entertainment electronics in this day and age, it’s probably a good idea to have one. Our expert will walk you how to program the remote to control most of the devices you’ll find plugge...
You got a hold of some old vintage "sound transferring thing" on eBay... If it's a Goko, you're in luck. In this video, learn the basic functions of a Goko TC-20 Super 8mm sound film transfer machine.
Want a great, inexpensive, 3D movie experience in your bedroom (and have an aversion to the perennial red/blue anaglyphic glasses)? Sean Hellfritsch from Encyclopedia Pictura shows how to make the Vizard, a home 3-D viewing station. This podcast from Wired Magazine is a creative and whimsical hack with both modern and nostalgic technology perfect for watching a flip book style movie in 3D. The Vizard is a polarized stereoscopic display. It's not a red or cyan filter. LED has a natural polariz...
Projector Lamp Center presents a quick how-to demonstration on how to properly replace a bulb or lamp in your projector.
Have a laptop and a TV? Want to use your laptop on the bigger screen? Well, here's how. This video offers the viewers a detailed step by step explanation on how to connect their laptop to their TV and to use their TV as their new laptop screen. More specifically, this video offers the method for anyone with an S video cable and HDMI connection. The instructions are clear and precise, and viewers should have no problem connecting their devices after this.
This how-to video shows you a very simple method to remove scratches on your DVDs and CDs! The magic fixer is toothpaste. Don't throw out any of your favorite movies, records, or software. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to rescue and repair scratched CDs.
If you want to program an RCA universal remote control, you can follow this professional's advice. Make sure the batteries are in place, and turn on the device you want to control. On the top row of the remote control, there are buttons labeled with the names of different devices. Press the button for the device you want to program, and press ON/OFF button at the same time. The light under the ON/OFF button will light up indicating you are in program mode. Press the play button on the lower p...
In this how to, I'm going to explain how to install a new TV socket. Parts
Programming a remote can be confusing, especially if the manual is not clear. In this tutorial, save an hour of frustration and learn how to program a Comcast remote in less than 3 minutes. By programming your remote control you will be able to sit back and relax while clicking away at your TV, DVR, cable box, VCR, DVD player and anything else you can program into it.
Televisions are an amazing innovation that allow for endless hours of entertainment and information dissemination, but sometimes you just want them off! Make a TV remote jammer as a joke, to get a few hours of quite or just for fun.
Watch this demonstration of how a slide projector is made with commonly available materials.
In this tutorial, we learn how to fix a convergence problem on your rear projection TV. First, go to the menu on your television and see if you can fix the convergence through this. If this doesn't work, then try replacing the STK IC's that are inside of the TV. This will require you to take the television apart and find where the convergence board is. Once you find this, disconnect all cables and remove the bored. You will see two STK IC's attached to their heatsinks. After you find these, r...
Leeann of Hierchiss explains how to turn a TV into an oscilloscope. Turn the TV on and make sure it works. First, unplug the power. Take the back off the television. Cut the four picture wires that attach to the circuit board. Strip the ends of the wires. Tape the remaining wires off to prevent short circuiting. Clamp the red and yellow wires and attach to a 1/4 inch jack which feeds into a tape player. Repeat the same process for the green and blue wires. Plug in the TV to make sure the conn...
Everyone's talking about the switch to digital broadcasting, but what does it mean for you, your TV, and your old rabbit-ear antenna? You will need a digital-to-analog converter box, a pay TV service or a TV with a built-in digital tuner. Tip: Government issued coupons for digital converters are available online at dtv2009.gov.
Watch streaming Internet TV or other media content on your home television set! This tutorial shows you how to set up a connection between your computer monitor and your TV set so you can watch your computer screen on a big screen!
Have you ever wanted to play on your computer on your Plasma TV? If so, this is the video for you. This tutorial teaches you how to use the Plasma TV as your computer screen. With its simple instructions and detailed explanations, you will learn how to turn your Plasma TV into a giant computer screen. In addition, this video teaches you how to identify all of the equipment you will use to make your Plasma TV become a computer screen. By the end of this video, you will be able to experience th...
The New York Times reports on the perks of opting for digital TV antennas vs. paying for cable TV. With the exception of the occasional spotty signal, young viewers are finding antennas are the preferable choice, considering savings add up to half the usual cost for cable TV and internet access.
In this video, we learn how to connect a computer to an HDTV using an HDMI cable. Start out by plugging your HDMI blue port in the back of your computer monitor. Also, plug in a yellow DVI to HDMI converted with a cable connected to this. You can buy these on Amazon or New Egg for only a few dollars, get the generic version. After you have these plugged in, it's as simple as that. Plug these into the back of your television, then use your computer. You will now see the screen of your computer...