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VCarter Supporting Member of TMP29 Jun 2019 7:30 a.m. PST

Recently, We had a tube TV go surplus (replaced by smart TV).

I have an additional tube TV at my painting station that is used mainly for background noise. There is also my old work laptop in the same area.

I just turned my tube TV into a smart TV by connecting it to my PC.

I needed the following additional items:

HDMI cable – picked one up from Comcast for free.
HDMI to RCA Converter – from Best Buy for around $40.00 USD – may be cheaper on-line but I want to be able to easily return if this experiment failed.
RCA cables – These are the three Red/yellow/white cables that come with DVD's and VCR's

Cabled all together and I can run YouTube and Netflix thru my laptop to my tube TV. A lot cheaper that a new smart TV.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian29 Jun 2019 7:51 a.m. PST

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bsrlee29 Jun 2019 10:12 a.m. PST

In Oz the B&M chain store MiniSo (sells mainly Japanese girly items) sells HDMI to just about anything plugs for $10 USD-$15 as well as cables & USB gadgets for about the price most sellers charge for postage alone.

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