if your laptop has s-video input, and your tv has s-video output then u can go out and buy an s-video cord plug the **** in, put the tv on video1 or whatever, then right click on the desktop and the tv will show the computers image. i have a setup like this.
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I want to play movies that are on my laptop, and don't want to have to burn them to DVD to watch them on a DVD player. I do not have a S-video cable output on my laptop, so I can't hook it up directly to my TV unfortunately.
I think you can connect your computer directly to your xbox 360 with a USB cable or something like that, maybe it's serial cable either way though, the ports are actually on the back of the machine to do this. Also, though you will need the Windows Media Center program to be loaded onto the computer your using to host the media off of. Beyond this all details become murky as I have never actually done this, I got as far as the XBOX 360 telling me I needed to have Windows Media Center loaded on my computer
the title you have is a bit confusing? are you trying to play videos you have on your laptop on your tv through your xbox? if so its very easy to do, however some firewalls can be tricky(eset smart security, for example). there are a ton of tutorials on how to do this all over the web.
I've done something simulare to this with my xbox and computer. The xbox can be used as a media center extender.... your laptop HAS to be considered a media center laptop... then all you do is set up a network and then... you should be able to play then on tv.
(alot more complicated then that! but thats the legist)
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