I want to display slide shows of the pictures that are on my hard disk (JPEGS)onto my next television. Do any televisions accept the monitor lead from a computer or would I require a special output from my computer for this?
I've found the TV display using the TV output from a graphics card to be rather poor. At least in the ones I have seen. The only time I have seen a good display on a TV is when the TV actually has a input for a graphics card from a computer and the only ones I have seen that have this are some of the newer LCD/TFT televisions. And the ones I have seen have been rather good but a couple of them suffered from ghosting(blurry pictures). I'm sure there are others but this is only what I have seen myself.
Depending on cash considerations of course. Have you considered a projector? They are a bit pricey I think but some have the facilty to connect to a PC directly and if you have a decent screen you can get a reasonable enough picture. Perhaps you could borrow one?
it depends how much you want to spend but i have noticed that some of the latest sets i have set up for people have a variety of input sockets one of which is a u232 which may be of use, some also have pc input facilities.