Laptop for watching movies on TV

What should I be looking for if I want to steam movies from a laptop and watch them on a big TV? I hooked up my girl's laptop to my samsung but the movies pause often then stop - sometimes they play all the way through - wondering if that last mention is my ISP - YET- back to the original questions .... Thanks

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My old laptop for example.

It had the old Core2Duo (I think 2GHz), 4GB RAM, Windows 7 and the Intel 4500MHD graphics. I used it since it had HDMI.

It was my first good 1080p streamer. Now I did have to kick the kid off the Xbox to keep it from the usual pause as the buffers filled but later with the new 20+ Megabit internet service I rarely see a pause.

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Well if you mean your streaming from something

like netfix it could depend on you connection speed. Sometimes streaming sites pause to buffer the data (pauses movie). What is happening because the connection is slow it send the data to memoor on your pc. So instead of using the slow connection it uses your devices fast memory.

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