First of all thanks in advance to anyone who may be able to offer me some advice. I'm only decent in my knowledge of computers and I may need some in-depth(step-by-step) help with what I think should be a pretty easy solution to my problem.
OK. I have a brand-new Dell Inspiron 1150 laptop with a Pentium 4 2.8, 512Ram and running windows XP, hooked into my wireless network at home but I usually use it in my livingroom/HT.
Heres what I need.
1) I need to be able to connect my laptop to my tv screen as a monitor (my laptop has a regular monitor out connection and my tv is a newer Mits HDTV with Component, S-Video and composite inputs)
2) Record from my cable signal to the HD in my laptop (I have regular coax cable from comcast)
3) I need software that will let me set timers and other such VCR functions on my laptop recording a tv signal
Is all this possible or all just a pipe dream? I'm sure it will at least involve some hardware and/or software purchases on my part but can I do it? Is anyone willing to help
The people on this forum helped me to first set-up my wireless network (PC, Laptop, PS2, XBOX) and then to stop an asshole neighbor from stealing my wireless signal, so figured if anyone could help me it would be you guys.