you need some way to connect audio and video from the tv and convert it to digital. Here are the three best ways:
1. get a pc card that will take in the three cables: audio(mono) audio(sterio) and video
2. if it is a laptop, it should have an s-video connection and if you are lucky, your tv will also have an s-video connection, just buy the cable.
3. buy some sort of converter cable
Torvalds was contemptuous of Microsoft's claims and has asked Redmond to name the patent infringements so that their veracity can be challenged and workarounds found.
"Naming them would either make it clear that Linux is not infringing at all (which is quite possible, especially if the patents are bad), or would make it possible to avoid infringing by coding around whatever silly thing they claim,"
"So the whole 'We have a list and we're not telling you' should tell you something. Don't you think that if Microsoft actually had some really foolproof patent, they'd just tell us and go, 'nyaah, nyaah, nyaah!'?"
whole story here: http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/21...-microsoft-put