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

PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 2:29 pm
by Eunuch Provocateur
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.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 2:39 pm
by Evil Hobbit
Hm, maybe you can dim the backlight on your laptop? I have a macbook and it has a button for it.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 4:40 pm
by SilentBobX
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.

Mahalo

PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 6:57 pm
by Fried Gold
I ran through one of the THX calibration methods you get on some DVDs. Seemed to work fine for my laptop.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 7:12 pm
by Worst Part's Almost Over
With good speakers. Those tinny laptop speakers always annoy the hell out of me!

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

PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 2:51 am
by jumbika
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...?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 3:10 am
by RogueScribner

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

PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 3:33 am
by Fried Gold
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?

Are you sending this message from the mid-1990s?

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

PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:41 am
by Bayouwolf
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.

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

PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:28 am
by Fried Gold
It's all about getting the best discrete optimization alogirithmm, right Adam Balm?


...Adam Balm?

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

PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:35 am
by Chris a.k.a StuntMike
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?

John Titor is back!

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

PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 4:50 pm
by spock of the walk
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?

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

PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:04 pm
by papalazeru
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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