I've occasionally plugged my Macbook in to watch an online movie on my flat screen. Despite the setup being very easy, I don't like doing it simply because I'm a habitual googler. It's kinda sad how devoted I am to that computer!
I have just set it up and now some things look annoying... ^^
Voted other because I have never had any reason to hook my computer to my TV. To make things bigger? I wouldn't need to do that. My laptop is HUGE. Lol. It's an entertainment PC. Also, wonderful for my no-good eyeballs.
You have to adjust some of the settings either on the computer or TV (depends on how it's hooked up - let me know if you need help figuring this out my guy is a pro at this lol) so the picture will look right.
We have his computer hooked up to the 44" flat screen so his video games look cooler. I am using a much smaller monitor to watch movies and TV on that suddenly sounds terrible lol.
But we prefer it that way lol. We do watch movies though by downloading and streaming, which was initially why we hooked it up that way. Til we saw how darn cool action games looked on it
No reason to. I've always preferred ('needed') some type of media center (PS3, HTPC, Boxee Box) hooked up to my PC, which can do most of what my PC can. My monitor, as most are, is actually higher definition (resolution) anyway.