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User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 947 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.

Thanks
Tom.


Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
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User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3462 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 931 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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User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 922 times:

Quoting JAGflyer (Reply 1):

I am after connecting a Scart lead to the back, which would mean that my DVD Player, Sky+ (Digital TV) and Playstation 2 would be connected all in one.

Tom.



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7917 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 919 times:

How about a TV Tuner card or box?


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User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 914 times:

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 3):

Doesn't that involve a computer.

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.

Tom.



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineCOrocks From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 914 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.

User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 907 times:

I am thinking about buying this monitor from PC World.

It has a TV Tuner, but I can see any speaker.  boggled 

http://www.pcworld.co.uk:80/martprd/...ned&sku=670222&category_oid=-27763

(I hope this link goes to the correct product)

Tom.



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 895 times:

Also just to add, would the monitor come with a remote control and how would I plug scart leads in?

Tom.



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31576 posts, RR: 57
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 866 times:


Use a TV Tuner card.
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MEL



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User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7917 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 863 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.



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User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 859 times:

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 9):

Please refer to Reply 6.

Tom.



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7917 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 849 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.



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User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 846 times:

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 11):

I also want an LCD, because I need the space and a standard TV, would take up to much room.

Tom.



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
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