A Techie post

My Dad recently got a new laptop. He seems really happy with it. Lately, I think he's been watching TV shows on it. Just yesterday, he mentioned that he was watching past seasons of 24. This got me thinking. They don't have a TV in their room. Well, let me rephrase that. They do have a television set in their room. It just isn't hooked up to the satellite. We'll need to subscribe and get a new satellite box to do that. Anyway, I was wondering if we had an HDMI switch, we could hook up his laptop to the TV in their room and he can watch more comfortably from bed instead of being hunched over on the laptop. Is this doable? I'm thinking it's possible. The question is if they'd be compatible.