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TV / Monitor Questions

Sat Jul 29, 2006 11:15 pm

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
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RE: TV / Monitor Questions

Sun Jul 30, 2006 12:35 am

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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RE: TV / Monitor Questions

Sun Jul 30, 2006 12:43 am

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.

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RE: TV / Monitor Questions

Sun Jul 30, 2006 12:47 am

How about a TV Tuner card or box?
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RE: TV / Monitor Questions

Sun Jul 30, 2006 12:52 am

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.

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RE: TV / Monitor Questions

Sun Jul 30, 2006 12:53 am

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.
 
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RE: TV / Monitor Questions

Sun Jul 30, 2006 1:07 am

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)

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RE: TV / Monitor Questions

Sun Jul 30, 2006 3:02 am

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

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RE: TV / Monitor Questions

Sun Jul 30, 2006 4:21 pm


Use a TV Tuner card.
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RE: TV / Monitor Questions

Sun Jul 30, 2006 4:44 pm

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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RE: TV / Monitor Questions

Sun Jul 30, 2006 5:31 pm

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 9):

Please refer to Reply 6.

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RE: TV / Monitor Questions

Sun Jul 30, 2006 7:33 pm

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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RE: TV / Monitor Questions

Sun Jul 30, 2006 7:49 pm

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 11):

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

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