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!
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...
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.
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.
Watch this demonstration of how a slide projector is made with commonly available materials.
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!
If you just bought a new RCA universal remote and want to program it then this is for you. The first thing you have to do is hold down the TV button and tap and hold the on/off button until the TV button lights. Now you have to keep pushing the play button so your remote can send codes to your TV/ device. You may have to do this several times. Next you push rewind until your TV turns off. The last thing you have to do is press the stop button to make the remote accept the code. Now you remote...
So you got a hold of a vintage Elmo transvideo telecine projector on eBay and now you have no idea how to use it. In this video, get a short demonstration of how to use the standard 8mm model of the Elmo telecine projector.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
If you've just recently switched to Comcast cable, or have lost your instruction booklet, check out this video and learn exactly how to program your remote control to work with all of your electronics.
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.
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.
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.
You can't count on venues to have a proper place to put your projector. Build one of these and you can go anywhere.
First you need a CRT TV, one Laptop, Headphone jack, Male and Female RCA jack, and output and input male female jack. And than one is audio cable and another one is video cable, and than connect it to your TV video out and audio out, and another one are connect to Laptops video out and audio out. And to get the video quality is good let set the Graphics property on your laptop and there are one option to TV set graphics and set them. And set the Screen Resolution and video stranded, and then ...
This video shows you how to easily use an S-Video cable to view you computer screen on a TV set. The first thing you have to do is buy an S-Video cable. Plug the 2 sides of the cable in TV and in PC or laptop. Turn your television to either AV1 or AV2. At this point, the computer screen should appear as well on TV as on the PC monitor or laptop monitor. Next, you can personalize your monitor or TV Resolution by right-clicking anywhere on the desktop and then clicking Personalize. In the poppe...
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 ...
If you're going to do this, be careful, as your fingers get close to operating high voltage devices & potentially fatal current! Remember that TV's can store a lot of energy for a long time, so don't be poking your finger everywhere - even if the TV is off.
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.
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 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.
In this tutorial, we learn how to play video clips from the Internet on a standard TV screen. For a complete demonstration of the process and detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this handy home-theatre how-to from the folks at CNET.
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...
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...
Looking to make a homemade movie projector but don't have much cash? In this video, learn how one person created a video projector with $60 and some old cardboard.