There’s myriad solutions to connect a computer to your flat screen – the best one being that of reconstructing a Windows 98 machine with unnecessary 80s movie robot style LEDs in the works by friend-of-the-site, Ben Alavi. The second best, though, is probably Veebeam.  

It’s functionally just a USB-to-HDMI connector cable, but it’s wireless and it comes in slick enough packaging to make it worthwhile.   It’s compatible with Mac OS X (10.5, 10.6), Windows 7, and Vista, so in addition to being able to watch and rewatch stuff on, you could also pretty well turn your living room into a functional home office/conference room for presentations. 

You can get the standard definition player (probably enough unless you’re playing Blu Rays off your laptop or doing design work on the big screen) for $99, or you can up to the HD for $139. Your display has to have HDMI inputs, but if it doesn’t, you’ve got bigger issues to deal with than putting what’s on your laptop on your TV. Such as buying a gigantic, new, awesome TV.  [Buy it]