questionscan i watch blu-ray on an hdtv? and how?

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Of course, you can, you need a Blu-ray software based HTPC or a Blu-ray DVD Player, refers to: http://www.easy-dvd-player.com/how-to-play-blu-ray-on-hdtv.htm

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Read this question & the comments: http://deals.woot.com/questions/details/c4b365fc-30cc-46b9-bb9c-f86ef14e2b53/can-you-recommend-me-a-blu-ray-player-with-avi-mp4-and-mkv-support-also-built-in#6

Or, find a family with a teenager and ask them. Once they stop rolling their little eyes, I am sure they can help you out with recommendations.

Whatever you do, just don't rely on a possibly shill fly-by-night link on a strange web site trying to sell crappy electronics.

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The computer I have hooked to the entertainment center has S-Video out and my TV has an S-video in port, which I use to connect the computer. In order to say how you would go about connecting your computer and your TV, we'd have to know a lot more about the connectivity of the two items. If you don't have compatible outs and ins, have a look at a component switch. I used to use one of these for my old TV because it didn't have enough ports for all my peripherals.

Here are a couple of useful articles:
http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Connect-Multiple-Devices-to-a-TV-Xbox-Wii/
http://www.ehow.com/how_7304310_connect-several-devices-one-tv.html

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@lavikinga, @jessicamabuly : The OP isn't talking about a blu-ray player, but is trying to connect a computer to the TV and use it as the blu-ray player. I have faced this problem myself in the past, some computers need mediation to communicate with some TVs. The question was poorly phrased but the post is clear at least as to the problem. There just needs to be a lot more inormation for anyone to provide real answers.

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Just to add another option, refurbished blu-ray players are now available under $50 on occasion. It might be worth it not to have to jump through so many hoops with using the computer.

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Assuming @moondrake is correct (which I think s/he is) you'll want an HDMI cable. If you have a movie that's an HD file on your computer (technically not a blu-ray, just trying to give you the right terms if you need to talk to someone else), you can plug an HDMI cable in both your computer and your TV. Switch your TV to the right input (should be a button that's called "source" or something, flip through until you get to HDMI 1 or whatever you plugged into). On your computer, assuming it's a PC, look for a button that has what will probably look like a box with a shadow. Normally, you'll want to press function and this button, and that will serve to swap the video source from the laptop to the TV.

Hopefully that helps. I tried to make this as non-techy as possible.

Honestly though, @lavikinga has the best answer. Get a teenager to do it.

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@thedogma: I will admit to being clueless on buying/ hooking up brp's as my two youngest will attest. That is why I mentioned locating a teen brain. I mentioned to my two about buying a player and got the *MOM, do you KNOW how many things we have in this house already that can play blu-rays?!"
Had no clue our gaming systems alone could play those suckers. I've become lazy enough that when the tech stuff in the house gets wonky, I track down an offspring & hold out the offending object with a "UGH! please to fix with explanation & lesson included free of charge."
Often, my son will reply "google is your friend--you can do this on your own. You'll never learn otherwise." Ungrateful child.

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@thedogma: I don't own any teenagers so I have to do this stuff myself. Some of my friends are more computer literate than I am, but I am the go-to person for making unfriendly devices talk to one another.

If the computer has HDMI out it is just that simple. I own 5 computers and not one of them has HDMI out. That makes it a good bit more complicated. I have had a video card with S video out installed in the past for this purpose. I don't know if it is possible to have HDMI out installed on a computer.
As to getting a blu-ray instead, I do have a blu-ray included in my system as well. But if I had to get rid of one of them, it would be the blu-ray to go, not the computer. Even though the blu-ray "smarthub" has wifi and a broad range of online capabilities, it's no match for the computer as far as versatility.

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@moondrake: S-video on a 70" HDTV will look pretty bad compared to HDMI. (But in a pinch S-video it is)

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@caffeine_dude: It actually looks perfectly fine on my 65" DLP TV. I've watched some low res You Tube videos that looked very crappy on the monitor and they are majorly improved on the TV, the TV has some kind of adaptive technology going on that improves the picture. Of course, I am in that minority that doesn't actually care for the crispness of blu-ray, I find it looks too much like a documentary or a soap opera, I prefer the softer visuals of the DVD version. So maybe people who want a super-crisp image would be unhappy with S video output.

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@moondrake: TV has adaptive powers because it's a Magic Box!