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koolkorsa
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10th Jul 06 at 15:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I've got a spare 17inch tft computer monitor lying around and was thinking of using it as a tv.
I've got a freeview tuner, is it possible to connect it up to the monitor?
If so what type of cable would I need.
any helps much appreciated, cheers Phil.
Dom
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10th Jul 06 at 15:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

need a VGA converter - around 20 quid or so i think to accpet a scart/s-video/composite connection. Should be able to get them from ebay/maplin's etc
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10th Jul 06 at 17:04   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Cheers mate, any chance you could show me a link to what I need. Typed in vga conertor on ebay and baffled by whats come up! cheers.
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11th Jul 06 at 11:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yeah i'd want one of them too
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This MIGHT help, if you have ATI RADEON graphics cards

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Laptop-PC-to-TV-Cable-VGA-to-SCART-RGB-ATI-Radeon_W0QQitemZ290005965074QQihZ019QQcategoryZ67859QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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quote:
Originally posted by drunkenfool
This MIGHT help, if you have ATI RADEON graphics cards

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Laptop-PC-to-TV-Cable-VGA-to-SCART-RGB-ATI-Radeon_W0QQitemZ290005965074QQihZ019QQcategoryZ67859QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


That's not what he wants tho.

I read it that he want to use a 17" TFT screen as a TV. That link above is a cable so you can use a TV as your monitor.
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11th Jul 06 at 12:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

do you just want to use the monitor for a games console ?? or do you want to use it to watch tv on

a normal monitor to compisite/svideo are aroun 30-40 for a decent one

if you wanna use the monitor as a tv the standalone adapters start aroun 40 and go up to 150 depending wether or not you want freeview (dvb built in)

if you want a decent analoge tv on the AVer tv 7 is a good one to go for

if you want freeview as well then get a AVerTV DVB-T

neither are cheap but you get what you pay for

http://www.averm.co.uk/avermedia/aver/products2.asp
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11th Jul 06 at 12:29   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by loafofbrett
quote:
Originally posted by drunkenfool
This MIGHT help, if you have ATI RADEON graphics cards

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Laptop-PC-to-TV-Cable-VGA-to-SCART-RGB-ATI-Radeon_W0QQitemZ290005965074QQihZ019QQcategoryZ67859QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


That's not what he wants tho.

I read it that he want to use a 17" TFT screen as a TV. That link above is a cable so you can use a TV as your monitor.


Sorry bud i read it wrong, you're absolutely right, ignore me
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11th Jul 06 at 12:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

This'll do the job but might go up in price cos it was 160 new...
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Presenter-1-SCART-to-VGA-SVGA-or-XGA-Converter_W0QQitemZ150004888341QQihZ005QQcategoryZ61395QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
drunkenfool
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11th Jul 06 at 12:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

or just a scart to VGA cable, but i got a feeling they will only accept an RBG signal.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Scart-to-VGA-cable_W0QQitemZ150005545141QQihZ005QQcategoryZ15067QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

 
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