1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

I want to buy a tv to use as a monitor.

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself (Not Computer-Related)' started by AnthonyLordi, Apr 27, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. AnthonyLordi

    AnthonyLordi Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2010
    Messages:
    196
    I was going to buy a TV off newegg, possibly this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16889112033
    And use it as a monitor / of course use it as a tv / and use it for my xbox.
    I have a stereo that has different sound connectivity options, it has a/v ports so I can use consoles / dvd players / etc to give me the sound I need, I purchased this stereo about 6 years ago, and I'm surprised that it's as useful as it is. It also has a usb port, but requires software in order to use it for my computer, yet I still manage to do it.
    Now, what I want to know, is if I wanted to use the stereo for sound when I watch regular television, how would I go about doing that? Would the TV need like a/v out? or how does that work out? :p
    If you need to know anything, or have any pointers on the subject, feel free to post! :cool:

    Help is appreciated, thanks in advance.
    -Anthony
     
  2. shannon08

    shannon08

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2008
    Messages:
    355
    Well, I found some pros and cons of the product, hope it will help you.
    Pros: Low priceGreat pictureFull 1080pPlenty of inputs for a budget TVPlenty of video and audio settings for fine-tuning.
    Cons: Built-in speakers
     
  3. AnthonyLordi

    AnthonyLordi Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2010
    Messages:
    196
    Unfortunately, this was of no use to me, I've already read the reviews and found none of them to be helpful.
    But thank you for posting! :p
     
  4. DoubleHelix

    DoubleHelix Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2004
    Messages:
    24,388
    A stereo is "A" (audio) only. The TV needs the same audio out jack that matches the audio in jack on the stereo.
     
  5. etaf

    etaf Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2003
    Messages:
    65,416
    First Name:
    Wayne
  6. AnthonyLordi

    AnthonyLordi Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2010
    Messages:
    196
    I've been searching to find the make and model for this, as I recently in the past few months tossed the manual, I figured I'd have no need for it anymore since I know the functions pretty well. I did however find it, and got link for you to check out.
    http://download.p4c.philips.com/files/f/fw-c577_37/fw-c577_37_pss_eng.pdf

    -I do not necessarily need to buy that specific TV, but I do want one $300 or lower that can be used for PC/Xbox/TV (just in case anybody wants to recommend a television for me to purchase.)

    But anywho, back to the post, I'm not much of a "details" person, as far as specifications such as connections and what not, so I only know the basics of those sorts of things. Thank you for the reply, this is the most useful one so far! And of course, thanks to the others for replying in general :)
     
  7. etaf

    etaf Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2003
    Messages:
    65,416
    First Name:
    Wayne
    Audio Cinch connectors use these type of plugs http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4a/Cinch-Stecker.jpg the socket looks like this http://img.tomshardware.com/us/2004/06/21/terratec/firewire_6.jpg
    Cinch, RCA, Phono are some names used for the same type of socket

    so it looks like you have Analog audio input via RCA/Cinch/Phono connections - but no Audio output on the TV - BUT it does have a Headphone socket and that may work with the Cinch Input, But i would not expect the impedance to match and so you may get a very very low signal to use, although its very possible it will work OK, just no guarantee - this would be the type of cable needed to do that http://www.com-tra.de/img/p/klinke_cinch_2.jpg
    details here http://stereos.about.com/od/systemsetup/ht/TVtoStereo.htm

    Really you want a TV with RCA/Phono Line Audio OUT sockets to connect to the Audio system...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16889136039
    http://www.cobyusa.com/files/manuals/TFTV2617_MN.pdf
    Page 7 and Page 8 shows an Audio RCA connector - and mentions that it has Audio Out - I have not checked any other specs on the TV - just went through newegg to find something with audio output - BUT would still want to check with the supplier that it will infact output the AUDIO to an AMP ok
    It also has a VGA and Audio input for the PC
     
  8. AnthonyLordi

    AnthonyLordi Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2010
    Messages:
    196
    Thank you for all of your help, I've figured out what I'm going to do, and I'm just going to use that tv as a monitor and for my xbox, and just not have to worry about sound for watching tv :p
     
  9. etaf

    etaf Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2003
    Messages:
    65,416
    First Name:
    Wayne
    As you have decided, it would only cost a few quid to try that cable out with the headphone socket to your amp
     
  10. Sponsor

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/919698

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice