same thing with an xbox, which can play most files. just hook up your hard drive.
i'm not familiar with macs, but on almost every pc they have a VGA out port, and most tvs will have vga in, just get a cable and you can use the tv as a monitor. I do that with my computer and tvs and it works great, looks really crisp if you set the right res.
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