Microsoft is such a powerful tool for presentation, but sometimes we are limited by its requirement; you must have a computer with PowerPoint installed. Sometimes we want to send our presentation like photo presentation to friends or families and share with them, but on different operating system or different PowerPoint version , it doesn't work very well, that's really a disappoint thing. All things seem to be under Microsoft's dominion; is there anything we can do? Why not watch your PowerPoint on TV? Sounds great! I believe many people have already done this interesting and useful thing, and I'm so glad to share experience with you about how to watch PowerPoint on TV.
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Free way

The free way is connect your TV to computer, then use computer control PowerPoint presentation, there is a vast difference between the technologies of a computer monitor and a TV monitor, you can connect your PC to TV, and watch your PowerPoint on TV screen, but this job is not that easy!
Unlike computer monitors TV monitors are interlaced which has the effect of making thin lines and text shimmer. TV monitors generally (apart from broadcast spec) don't show the full image, so you may lose stuff at the edge of the screen (thus further reducing the amount of available resolution). Some graphics cards do compensate for this by squeezing the image into a window inside the video output - the only way you'll know is to test it.
This method depends on the output from your video card...if you have component video out, you can use that kind of cable, if you have a s-video out from the card and s-video input on your TV you can use that, otherwise you would need a convert from Radio Shack to connect to the TV. As I know, some laptops come with an S-video port, and if your TV or VCR has an S-video input then just use an S-video cable. Otherwise you'll need a cheap scalar/converter to take the VGA signal and turn it into a signal the TV/VCR can accept, most likely over a composite (RCA) or RF (like what your TV cable comes in on). In my opinion, this way cost a lot of time, and the result is not as we expect!

Watch PowerPoint on TV via Apple TV

We know that Apple Company created such a great product, Apple TV automatically grabs the digital media on your computer and makes it available for you to enjoy on your TV. Best of all, whenever you add something new in iTunes, Apple TV updates automatically. So what we should do if we want to watch PowerPoint on TV via Apple TV:
The first step is convert PowerPoint to certain Video formats Like MPEG-4 that can be accept by iTunes. You can learn more from another article: How to convert PowerPoint to MPEG?
The second step is upload video to iTunes and sync to Apple TV, and then you can enjoy your PowerPoint Presentation on your widescreen TV.

The question is Apple TV is too expensive, and the process is also troublesome. Maybe it's good for enjoying videos (from YouTube), but for PowerPoint presentation, I don't think it's the best solution.

Watch PowerPoint on TV with DVD player

That's what we suggest, burn your PowerPoint to DVD and then watch them on TV with a DVD remote controller, so you must make sure the software have the function of customized DVD menus, and the burning process should be stable. DVD player is cheap, and when you burn PowerPoint to DVD, it's good for distribution, you can send them to your friends without worry about if they have PC or PowerPoint installed, and you also don't care about the version and operation system; Another good benefits is that you can protect your PowerPoint from un authorizing edit, you can view the article Advantages of Burning PowerPoint to DVD to know more about it.

Ok, let's use Acoolsoft PPT2DVD to take a tour and see how to Burn PowerPoint to DVD

Start the Program and import files (Acoolsoft PPT2DVD support Batch Converting)

You must clear that this Program is going step by step, you just need to clik next and make sure everything is what you want, if not, then set it , we give you the power to change it !

Clike next and then you can do with Menu settings, that's really depend on your creativity!

Is everything under your control?

Yes, you sure everything is OK, just click next and leave the rest to Acoolsoft PPT2DVD, all things will be done!

Author's Bio: 

Alexander Smith is an expert in E-learning who concentrated to give you the best solution of PowerPoint to Video and PowerPoint to DVD, also include some tips and tricks which will make your life and work easier.
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