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use TV for a monitor?

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  1. krapper61

    krapper61 Thread Starter

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    I want to use a TV for a monitor. I know the resolution will be crappy but I have no choice. What kind of hardware do I need to connect the computer to a TV? What about audio?

    Thanks,

    Jim
     
  2. slipe

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    You need a video card with TV out.

    You will have to jerry rig something from the sound card to the aux input on the TV if you want the sound to come from the TV.
     
  3. krapper61

    krapper61 Thread Starter

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    Do most low end video cards hav TV out?

    Jim
     
  4. Monk_

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    Or you can use a scan converter between the PC and the TV and get pretty good resolution. Your TV need to have a video in jack.
    Audio is through your PC soundcard.
     
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  6. chevy4x4trucks

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    I've got an ATI all in wonder card on a dell of mine w/ a tv out for watching downloaded movies and gaming. It was 150 bucks for the 32 meg which I got and 120 for the 16 meg. CompUSA had some converter device that works w/ any type of setup, but I needed a 3D card.

    Do you need a PCI or AGP?

    I've got a PCI and they are very hard to find. AGP one's are a bit cheaper and there are more of them. Text is really hard to read on the TV
     
  7. chevy4x4trucks

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    Here's a pic of mine in action, this is w/ Gladiator playing on it (downloaded it)

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    Just the desktop.
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  8. krapper61

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    Looks like I got it narrowed down to a TView Gold (external). Anybody got any experience with this one?

    Jim:)
     
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