Best way to watch movies on a laptop...?

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Best way to watch movies on a laptop...?

Postby Eunuch Provocateur on Thu Apr 10, 2008 2:29 pm

I don't know if this is the right forum, but what the hell:

As a college student, my only means of watching films are on my laptop. And I hate it. The white backlight is always shining through in the darker moments. White light shooting up from the bottom of the screen. It totally sucks.

Is there anything I can do to alleviate this or am I fucked? Turning down the screen brightness only seems to make it worse.
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Postby Evil Hobbit on Thu Apr 10, 2008 2:39 pm

Hm, maybe you can dim the backlight on your laptop? I have a macbook and it has a button for it.
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Postby SilentBobX on Thu Apr 10, 2008 4:40 pm

Only advice I can give is not to set the laptop on your actual lap since repeated exposure has been proven to cause problems in the family jewels.

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Postby Fried Gold on Thu Apr 10, 2008 6:57 pm

I ran through one of the THX calibration methods you get on some DVDs. Seemed to work fine for my laptop.
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Postby Worst Part's Almost Over on Thu Apr 10, 2008 7:12 pm

With good speakers. Those tinny laptop speakers always annoy the hell out of me!
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Re: Best way to watch movies on a laptop...?

Postby jumbika on Tue Oct 21, 2008 2:51 am

Hi all, I am a travelling salesman. I sell VCDs and CDROMs from my van (mobile unit). I wish to connect my Dell Sempron laptop to an external battery in order to display the CDs to my customers at fairs and exhibitions. Will a regular car battery be able to power my laptop for a few hours each day? Will this supplement the battery that is already in the laptop? Can I connect the external battery to the van so that it recharges when the vehicle is running?
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Re: Best way to watch movies on a laptop...?

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Re: Best way to watch movies on a laptop...?

Postby Fried Gold on Tue Oct 21, 2008 3:33 am

jumbika wrote:Hi all, I am a travelling salesman. I sell VCDs and CDROMs from my van (mobile unit). I wish to connect my Dell Sempron laptop to an external battery in order to display the CDs to my customers at fairs and exhibitions. Will a regular car battery be able to power my laptop for a few hours each day? Will this supplement the battery that is already in the laptop? Can I connect the external battery to the van so that it recharges when the vehicle is running?

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Re: Best way to watch movies on a laptop...?

Postby Bayouwolf on Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:41 am

jumbika wrote:Hi all, I am a travelling salesman. I sell VCDs and CDROMs from my van (mobile unit). I wish to connect my Dell Sempron laptop to an external battery in order to display the CDs to my customers at fairs and exhibitions. Will a regular car battery be able to power my laptop for a few hours each day? Will this supplement the battery that is already in the laptop? Can I connect the external battery to the van so that it recharges when the vehicle is running?


Just plug it into the van's 8-track adapter. Remember to flip the adapter over about every 27 minutes.
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Re: Best way to watch movies on a laptop...?

Postby Fried Gold on Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:28 am

It's all about getting the best discrete optimization alogirithmm, right Adam Balm?


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Re: Best way to watch movies on a laptop...?

Postby Chris a.k.a StuntMike on Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:35 am

jumbika wrote:Hi all, I am a travelling salesman. I sell VCDs and CDROMs from my van (mobile unit). I wish to connect my Dell Sempron laptop to an external battery in order to display the CDs to my customers at fairs and exhibitions. Will a regular car battery be able to power my laptop for a few hours each day? Will this supplement the battery that is already in the laptop? Can I connect the external battery to the van so that it recharges when the vehicle is running?

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Re: Best way to watch movies on a laptop...?

Postby spock of the walk on Tue Oct 13, 2009 4:50 pm

jumbika wrote:Hi all, I am a travelling salesman. I sell VCDs and CDROMs from my van (mobile unit). I wish to connect my Dell Sempron laptop to an external battery in order to display the CDs to my customers at fairs and exhibitions. Will a regular car battery be able to power my laptop for a few hours each day? Will this supplement the battery that is already in the laptop? Can I connect the external battery to the van so that it recharges when the vehicle is running?

on a related note i am thinking about converting all my vhs tapes to laserdisk. anyone know the best way to go about this?
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Re: Best way to watch movies on a laptop...?

Postby papalazeru on Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:04 pm

spock of the walk wrote:
jumbika wrote:Hi all, I am a travelling salesman. I sell VCDs and CDROMs from my van (mobile unit). I wish to connect my Dell Sempron laptop to an external battery in order to display the CDs to my customers at fairs and exhibitions. Will a regular car battery be able to power my laptop for a few hours each day? Will this supplement the battery that is already in the laptop? Can I connect the external battery to the van so that it recharges when the vehicle is running?

on a related note i am thinking about converting all my vhs tapes to laserdisk. anyone know the best way to go about this?


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