My wife is suddenly keen to be able to watch internet videos – YouTube, Hulu, whatever – on the TV, and I feel like it’s my loyal duty to help her do that. (By asking someone else how to do it, naturally.)
Here’s the setup: in the kitchen, the PC – standard Dell box, running Windows XP, maybe five years old; 50 feet away in the living room, the TV – 1992 vintage CRT (don’t laugh, it’s in color). Now, the TV does have a port in the back where you can plug in co-ax from cable or the DVD player.
I’m looking for the easiest, most straightforward way to get a video from the internet to play on the TV. I’m not averse to running a cable, because it’s easy to do via the basement (we’re on the first floor here). And just so you know, I’m basically this guy. I hate futzing with my computer, so I’ll be extremely partial to the solution that requires the smallest amount of new hardware and/or software.
So what does the collective mind recommend?