Originally Posted by finvenar
Has anyone been using one of the xxHM195 sets with a PC now for an extended period? There have been some questions in the forum about the warnings in the manual, but there doesn't seem to be much information on why Toshiba said not to use a PC for the video source. My speculation is that the TV was built to process only a few standard signals and is not chipped to handle anything else. The effort it takes to get the ATI cards configured correctly seems to support that. Can anyone say if using a PC has any long term bad effects on the HM195 series? I appreciate the feedback on the safety issue. 8)
After asking many times in different threads about getting my laptop to display on my 72hm195 and only getting people telling me the manual says not to I tried several methods.
Via the S-video all I could get was black and white wavy lines. I tried a VGA>DVI>HDMI conversion and still nothing. I was considering a new video card with DVI out to put in my old desktop or this other fancy video card with dual DVI outputs for my laptop via the PCMCIA slot made by Villagetronic.
Then I saw this gizmo at bestbuy http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1124432576056
It hooks up to your homes wireless network to stream video, pictures, and audio files off you computer and connected harddrives to your TV all controlled by a remote. You can operate your computer like it was a monitor but it fixed what I wanted. I have had no problems with the display on my TV.
If you can get your computer to display I think you have nothing to worry about. Toshiba is just trying to cover themselves from liability.