I'm thinking of dumping my the TV portion of my cable plan and just using a PC to send video from the Internet (Hulu, Netflix, and other sites) from a PC to the TV via a DB-15 VGA port.
Could 1080p content from the Internet be display over a VGA video connection? The computer is a 5 year old P4 which I'd like to recycle for this purpose, but it only has a VGA port (the TV has a VGA input on it too). The computer is capable of playing Flash videos from the Internet (from places like YouTube, I've already verified this).
Will this work, or do I need to use DVI or HDMI for this level of resolution for video? My TV is a 46" LED (only about 1 year old).
I'm doing this because I'm paying about $30 a month extra for the TV portion, when everything I want to watch I could watch online (Hulu Plus, NetFlix, etc). So, in my view, it would be worth it to dump cable TV. I've found places online, such as SideReel.com where I can watch my favorite shows (although they are about 1 or 2 episodes behind on some shows) to save $30 a month would be worth it to me.
Suggestions? BTW- the P4 computer is a 2.66 GHz, and has 1GB of RAM and runs Windows XP, and has the Integrated Intel GMA900 graphics -- 915G chipset (all of which I think at least meet the requirements for playing videos with Flash). I don't really want to build another PC since this is all the PC will be needed for.