LCD monitor as a TV?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by mmoin, Mar 21, 2003.

  1. mmoin macrumors regular

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    Hey- I'm really interested in buying a new LCD flat panel TV, but they're pretty expensive. I was thinking, if I were to buy an LCD monitor instead with composite and S-Video inputs, could I simply run the coaxial cable to my Tivo and then run composite cables from the Tivo to the LCD monitor? Doing this would save me a ton of money, since comparable LCD monitors are much cheaper than an LCD TV.
     
  2. Jaykay macrumors 6502a

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    If the monitor has the inputs i see no reason as to why it would'nt work. BTW, what LCD monitors have those inputs? Formac or something?

    Also the Formac TV thingy has a built in tuner and hey it might work with the TiVo.
     
  3. mmoin thread starter macrumors regular

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    The Dell UltraSharp 2000FP has S-Video and Composite. A few other LCD's do too, though most don't.
     
  4. alset macrumors 65816

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  5. scem0 macrumors 604

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    Wouldn't an LCD make a bad TV since they have slower reactions?
     

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