This is more of an update to the SopCast post, where I was telling you about getting TV on your PC, and is just a quick post to tell you how to get the image from your PC onto your actual TV.
I scoured a few forums to find out a bit more info and discovered that all I needed was an S-Video Cable [you will need to check that you actually have the correct sockets on your PC and your TV].
I ordered the cable from Lindy.com, which is my usual supplier for cables and it arrived 2 days later, which would be this morning. I plugged the cable into my laptop and my 32? TV, and then scrolled through the different AV channels, but nothing happened!! Nothing would appear. I went back onto the forums and found out that I?d also have to change a few settings on my graphics card. I right-clicked on the desktop, went to properties, then settings, then advanced, and clicked on one of the tabs which gave me the option to allow the output to a televison.
The image from my laptop screen popped up on my TV, and I was able to catch the Liverpool vs West Ham game which was being streamed through SopCast. One minor problem was that the image from my laptop seems to be too large for the TV screen and so some cropping occurs, but I?m sure this can be sorted with a bit of fiddling with the settings.