You need something like this click here Personally I gave up using my laptop as a dvd player, as it was far too fiddly messing around with the graphics card setting to get a picture on the TV. If you do a search you'll find other people seem to have trouble getting the video of a dvd to display on a TV properly
Stuartli can you help? You mention the leads from Aldi. I bought the Mediom from aldi last week and am having a bit of trouble connecting up. Can get TV pictures on my monitor and record but cannot get games etc to play on TV screen. Any suggestions? Also is it possible to do this wirelessly and if so what would I need. A bit of a greenhorn in computer matters so any advice would be appreciated.