I did some checking and there are actually several different options for

plugging computers into TVs, depending on the age of the TV and what other equipment (DVDs, VHS players, tuners) a person has. I saw variations for HDMI, VGA and a few others. One interesting note, is that if folks have a tuner or DVD/VHS player which allows you to select an AUX channel, there are often jacks on the back of that unit which will take in signals from some auxiliary machine. The trick is to match up what output options the computer has (and there are several options) with which options that tuner or player has. Lots of acronyms to work through but there are converter boxes to go back and forth between most of them. Then whichever unit has the AUX channel, can feed it to the TV as long as it’s already able to feed signal to the TV.

So for instance, we have three “boxes” alongside our TV: a home theater system tuner, which has separate CD/DVD/VHS/AUX channels, a DVD/VHS player with no AUX options, and a second VHS player which accepts cable, antenna AND has an AUX channel plugin. The DVD player is plugged into the tuner’s AUX channel, so we can’t use that AUX channel. But the VHS player has its own VHS channel on the tuner. So we could plug the computer into the AUX channel on the VHS player, and go in that way. I have a few other details to work out but it looks like all the converter pieces are out there. I probably won’t get it done this week but hopefully soon after I return from my little trip down to see Mom. I’ll let everyone know what I came up with. But that AUX channel appears to be the key to working with existing systems that are more than a few years old.