AirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7434 posts, RR: 2 Posted (6 years 10 months 11 hours ago) and read 720 times:
Just a few questions, I know that some people connect their LCD TV's to there computers, so the TV acts like a monitor.
What I would like to know is it possible, to do the opposite, by turning a monitor into a TV, because I really need a new TV, due to my current one turning into a black and white TV every now and again, and monitors are a lot cheaper than LCD TV's.
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JAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3321 posts, RR: 4 Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 10 hours ago) and read 704 times:
Hmmm. Are you looking to connect coaxial cable or connect the monitor to a satilite or digital TV box? What ports do you have on the back of your monitor. The only solution I can think of is a TV tuner card in the computer and then out to the monitor. If you have a spare comp this might work.
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COrocks From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1199 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 9 hours ago) and read 687 times:
If you already have the existing monitor, then the only way to do it is to but a TV Tuner Card. However, if you are going to buy a new monitor and then use it as a TV, then there are several Computer monitors that now come with a TV tuner already built into it.
NoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7798 posts, RR: 13 Reply 9, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 636 times:
Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 4):
Just to clear up any confusion, I don't want a computer involved, I want the monitor to be independent and is meant to be a replacement for a TV.
But a monitor is not a TV - it's a screen without the tuner necessary to turn the TV signal into a picture. On top of that, flat screens are digital, your TV signal is most likely not, hence you would need an A/D converter which the monitor lacks as well.
NoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7798 posts, RR: 13 Reply 11, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 622 times:
Hups, sorry, no idea why I missed that.
Anyway, that thing is so cheap I would be carefully. As long as your TV signal is not digital, I would still go for a cathode ray TV. They are cheaper and usually a lot better, albeit not better looking.