Just went thru a harrowing experience attempting to do that, mostly to view tv episodes and movies available over the internet. We just ditched our cable tv and phone (and the big monthly bill) and just kept internet. Most of what we lost was infomercials and mindless "light" entertainment (and I use that word quite loosely) anyway, and we're able to pick up the local broadcast network stations with one of the new amplified small HD antennas quite nicely for local news & weather. And Verizon Customer Service turned us onto a cell phone "booster" that works over the internet which, after several years of no help from the local independent Verizon retailer, finally solved our cell phone reception problem at home. So bye bye big cable bill. ANYway - xp home, sp3. Samsung LCD tv (with about a thousand different connections on the back!) Actually found the TV user's manual, basically just had to disconnect my monitor and reconnect that cord to the PC connection on the tv. Thought I was "all set." Nope. The picture shimmered and was unstable (letters etc) around the edges. Being my wife knows more about the tv than I do, she attempted to correct that. The LCD screen is considerably wider than tall, so she worked with resizing the ratios. Didn't really get it completely corrected, so we halted our trial and I rehooked to my monitor. (Somehow it messed with my display drivers, but that's addressed in another post and is, thankfully, repaired via System Restore) Anyway, any tips on settings, etc, so we can hook our laptop to the tv? I got a laptop as part of something else I bought so we can use it as a dedicated "tv tuner" - have found out how to cable it and set it up using "dual monitors" function. It also has XP and I believe has the hardware capability to work in that capacity. We just need help with settings to get the picture problem fixed. Not sure if it would be in the display settings on the laptop or something in the tv setup. Thanks!!