Syncing to a laptop will work for media like photos etc. using DropBox or Box.net as an example. Your best option for streaming to the TV is that you would need an HDMI port on both the tablet and the TV.
Hi dmhutchins, welcome to the forum. Nice to have you as a member of Android Tablets. I'm moving your thread to the Android Tablet Q&A section for you, where people are more likely to join the discussion and try to help you. Good luck!