30 Apple Monitor used as TV?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Directornyc, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. Directornyc macrumors newbie

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    Is it possible to hook my Time Warner cable box up to the 30" Apple Screen I am not using at the moment?
    It would be for a guest bedroom, and I imagine the Monitor is quality enough that anyone watching on it would be happy?
    For speakers Would I be able to get a set of decent small one's to hook up as well?


    Thank You!

    Nyc
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    It's not directly possible, only indirectly. You'd need a computer that is able to output to the screen's dual link DVI port and have a USB port for a TV turner.
     
  3. Directornyc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank You for the quick reply

    Thank you, that was so quick!

    So- It will not really be worth it-

    I do not know what to do with this huge display, as I do not have the room on my desk as I once did.
    Having it sit and collect dust seems so wasteful.
    Question- When I did have a 2 Monitor Set-up, A 24"and the 30" the connections had been SO tight, and short- meaning everything had to be right on top of one another. Do connecters exist now that would allow me to have a good amount of slack and length to place things further away? :confused:
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    Yes, they do make extension cables. For the 30", you'd want a dual link DVI extension. For the 24", you'd want a mini-DisplayPort extension.
     
  5. COrocket macrumors 6502

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    That would be one hella expensive TV. I think if you got a HDMI to DVI cable it would work but output at 1920x1080. It might look a little off since that isn't the native resolution for the display.

    If you can't use it as a computer monitor any more I'd just sell the thing. You could get enough money from it to buy a regular 30 inch or larger TV and maybe have a little extra cash left over.
     

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