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TV as computer monitor

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  1. Varekai

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    My router and iMac are in a back room. I'm trying to use my tv as a computer monitor with a cat7 cable from the router to my av receiver or my dishnetwork set. I can get a connection but can't get to my computer home page to use tv as a monitor. I can also connect wirelessly but not as a monitor. HELP
     
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    Have you tried a HDMI cable from the computer to the TV?
     
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    I don't have an HDMI port on my computer and all of the USB ports are being used. I connected the cat7 cord from my router to the av receiver and tried the dishnetwork DVR. I have a USB on my router that I could get an hdmi converter for. Will that work?
     
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    I have never heard that this was a working method of using a CAT 5 connection for video.
     
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    The Cat5 connection on the TV is for network connectivity. ie: for the TV to access the internet or to pull files from a network file share.

    It's not a video input. To use the TV as a monitor, you need a video output from the computer as noted above. The only (video) connection type in common (between the computer and TV), will likely be HDMI.
     
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    I think some TV's have a USB connection that will also provide the viewing service.
     
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