Originally Posted by ThAbtO
Most HDTVs has a computer input known as VGA, so you can plug in a computer without an extra monitor.
Thank you; I should have thought of that.
The room with TiVo HD has an HD TV with a VGA input; so that solve that.
The room with TiVo Premier has pretty large sized HD computer monitor with only VGA input - no other inputs. I currently have it rigged TiVo HDMI port -> HDMI A/B/C switch (to allow other devices access to the monitor) -> HD fury chip that convert HDMI to DVI -> DVI-to-VGA adapter -> HD monitor.
I suppose at the last step I could insert a VGA A/B switch to allow a computer access to the monitor.
It does turn out that my son's laptop (with Windows Vista) that he rarely uses sits on a desk in very close proximity to that monitor, so I maybe use that to drive hulu.com content. Or I guess it would be simpler to just use hulu plus with no additional hardware setup needed, but I'm not sure what you get from hulu plus other than the simpler hardware setup. For a monthly fee, that doesn't seem worth it in my book.
I do have one other computer in the house we're not using, which is a dynavox device. (Looks like this:
It's kind of old, but it has Windows XP installed on it, and I do have a wireless adapter on hand I could plug in it's USB port to give it access to our wifi, so it seems like I could use it to run hulu content in the other room. Well this is assuming it has a VGA output port. It's actually a combination CPU/touch screen monitor all in one. [going to check...] bad news; there is no monitor output port on the thing. I guess my options are to do one of the following:
1) restrict hulu content to just one TV
2) take another XP computer I have that I'm currently using to run pyTiVo, and maybe run pyTiVo on my computer instead, or maybe use the dynavox to run pyTiVo, or maybe learn how to get it to run directly on my NAS
3) subscribe to hulu plus, so I don't need to hookup any computers
4) buy another computer